Concert Pulse: Jason Aldean, Kesha / Macklemore, Cake / Ben Folds Leap Onto Chart

Jason Aldean
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– Jason Aldean
Jason Aldean takes the stage during Country Thunder USA in Florence, Ariz., April 6.
The reports keep coming in and there are a total of 13 new artists on this week’s Global Concert Pulse Chart.
The weekly Global Concert Pulse Chart ranks average grosses from reports submitted in the last four months. Data can now be submitted through Pollstar’s automated online Boxoffice form.
At the top of the chart Taylor Swift still sits at No. 1 thanks to her massive average gross of $9.6 million per market appearance, and her average of 83,228 tickets. The Rolling Stones edged out Ed Sheeran for the No. 2 slot, with $8.8 million and $8.6 million average grosses, respectively. 
Sheeran was the chart leader for average tickets per market appearance, with 94,214, but his average ticket price was well below that of Swift and the Stones.
The newcomers to the chart were led by Jason Aldean, who came on at the No. 28 position with a $953,310 average gross. He submitted reports for 24 market appearances during the period. 
“Headlining Stagecoach always feels like a bucket list show for me,” Aldean said of the festival in a statement. “You can’t beat looking out at the sea of fans with that California backdrop.”
The next new entry on the chart is the Kesha / Macklemore co-bill that ran around North American amphitheaters and arenas this summer. The run averaged a gross of $326,845 on 7,969 tickets, good enough to get them to the No. 51 position on the chart.
Another recent addition to the chart was the Cake / Ben Folds tour, which averaged $246,218 grossed and 5,046 tickets per market. That tour was mostly in sheds, including Ascend Amphitheater in Nashville; Stone Pony Summer Stage in Asbury Park, N.J.; and Farm Bureau Insurance Lawn At White River State Park in Indianapolis. 
Other new entries on the chart include Dropkick Murphys (No. 69); Gipsy Kings (No. 75); Jo Koy (No. 76); Dark Star Orchestra (No. 80); Matthias Reim (No. 82); Boz Scaggs (No. 83);