The top of Pollstar’s Global Concert Pulse Chart remains mostly unchanged this week, although Taylor Swift widens her lead on Ed Sheeran’s average gross that continues to level out as he settles into single-night stadium U.S. shows rather than multi-night UK engagements.
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The latest Sheeran reports include Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, which sold out at 51,324 tickets and just over $4 million grossed Oct. 13. His Oct. show at Nissan Stadium in Nashville did similar numbers, with 45,888 tickets sold and $3.95 million grossed. His average gross is still above $8 million per market, while Taylor is still near the $10 million mark.
New on the chart this week are Panic! At The Disco, who wrapped a North American tour leg in September, followed by Australia, Mexico and Asia, and then start another North American leg in January starting in Buffalo.
Recent boxoffice submissions include Qudos Bank Arena in Sydney, Australia, where the band fronted by Brendon Urie moved 13,150 tickets for $876,982, and BOK center in Tulsa, Okla., which sold 12,117 tickets and grossed $700,695, and SAP Center at San Jose Aug. 14, which sold 13,823 and grossed $741,273. The band’s average gross over the last three months is $786,263, with an average ticket price just under $60.
– Ringo Starr
It’s all Peace and Love in Chicago as Ilario Altamura (Parachute Concerts), Ed Atamian (Elite Entertainment), Ringo Starr and Ross Atamian (Philip Citron Inc./Parachute Concerts) celebrate a sold out September 22 performance at The Chicago Theatre.
Also new on the Concert Pulse Chart this week is Ringo Starr & His All-Starr Band, wrapping a September run of North American dates playing theatres on both coasts as well as the Midwest. Recent boxoffice reports include Sept. 22 at the Chicago Theatre, which sold 3,550 tickets and grossed $408,515, and Sept. 17 at the Wang Theatre – Boch Center in Boston, which similarly sold 3,446 tickets and grossed $350,283.
“Ringo’s ability to continually command sold-out audiences has proven to be stronger than ever,” Parachute Concerts’ Ross Atamian, co-promoter of those two shows, told Pollstar of the former Beatle. “We are honored to have the opportunity to present a legend of Ringo’s stature, most recently with capacity engagements in Boston and Chicago.”
Ringo’s average gross over the period, which also includes European dates, is $284,058 with an average 2,739 tickets sold and $100 ticket, putting him at No. 55 on the chart.
Just a tad ahead of Ringo this week is Jason Derulo, who’s been touring Europe for his “2Sides World Tour” to the tune of an average $310,667 grossed per show from an average 5,764 tickets sold and $53 ticket. Recent reports include Lotto Arena in Merksem, Belgium; (4,860, $226,838), AFAS Live in Amsterdam (4,547, $215,494); First Direct Arena in Leeds (5,784, $283,280); and SSE Hydro in Glasgow, which sold 6,356 tickets and grossed $371,799. He’s no. 51 on the chart.