Concert Pulse: Rocking The Classics; Eagles Top $4M Average Gross, Phil Collins Wraps $31M North America Leg, And Nick Mason’s Not So Big Secret

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The Eagles – Timothy B. Schmit, Vince Gill, Don Henley, Deacon Frey and Joe Walsh – perform at The Grand Ole Opry in Nashville Oct. 29, 2017.

Pollstar’s Global Concert Pulse, which ranks tours by average gross per market over the last three months, sees many major new entries this week, topped by Eagles at No. 6, Bruno Mars at No. 7, and Phil Collins at No. 14 after just wrapping a $31 million North American tour leg.
The Eagles are the highest-grossing new entry on Pollstar’s Global Concert Pulse chart this week, averaging $4 million per market after major stops including three nights at the Forum near Los Angeles, stadium shows, multiple nights at Madison Square Garden and stops at new midwest arenas in Detroit’s Little Caesars Arena and Milwaukee’s Fiserv Forum, which just opened in early September with The Killers.
Fiserv Forum general manager Raj Saha recently told Pollstar of the venue’s busy week, which brought Metallica, Foo Fighters, Eagles and the Milwaukee Bucks’ home opener to the brand-new facility in mid October. 
“It was an awesome week, with five sold-out events,” said Saha, who oversees the talent and programming team at the venue. “We had 18,878 in the building for Metallica Tuesday, got that out, loaded in Foo Foo Fighters Wednesday, loaded them out, and had about a two-hour gap from the last Foo Fighters truck to leave the building before doing a floor mark for the Eagles on Wednesday. “
Recent boxoffice reports from the Eagles’ current touring include Prudential Center in Newark, N.J., Oct 12, which sold out at 12,805 tickets and grossed $2.23 million and three nights at the Forum Sept. 12-15 (41,019, $5.98 million). Don Henley, with Vince Gill and Deacon Frey in the lineup, also earlier this summer played stadiums including AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, which moved 53,584 tickets and grossed just shy of $10 million. Chris Stapleton and Vince Gill were also on the bill for some of the larger shows. After a show in Hawaii in December, the Eagles will then play Down Under and the United Kingdom.
“That was an amazing show,” Saha said of the Eagles Oct. 18 stop at Fiserv Forum. “I’m not sure if you’ve seen them on this tour, but you sing the hits the whole time. It’s fantastic.”
Phil Collins’ “Not Dead Yet Tour” proves the former Genesis frontman and ‘80s chart-topper is anything but expired, with 208,387 tickets sold to 15 North America dates, grossing a total of $31.39 million reported in full to Pollstar.
Reported sold out in full, individual reports include $2.7 million grossed at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas Oct. 27, $2.3 million at United Center in Chicago Oct. 22, and $2.1 million at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia Oct. 8.
Those figures put him at No. 14 on the chart, with an average of just more than $2 million per market. 
Colins’ North America run comes after some monster South American dates in the Spring, and are followed by 11 dates in Australia/New Zealand kicking off in January. 

Nick Mason
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Kilimanjaro Nick Mason’s Saucerful of Secrets, on its debut UK tour, sells out the Manchester Apollo Sept. 27. Pictured with the former Pink Floyd member are Gary Kemp, Guy Pratt, Kilimanjaro Live promoter Alan Day, Mason, Lee Harris and Dom Beken.
Nick Mason’s Saucerful Of Secrets, which just announced its first headline run in North America, just wrapped its debut UK/Europe run, with reports submitted including Sept. 28 at the SEC Armadillo in Glasgow, which sold 1,958 tickets and grosed $113,750 for promoter Kilimanjaro Live, which also reported 2,790 tickets sold to London’s Roundhouse Sept. 24, grossing $181,222. 
Mason, former Pink Floyd drummer, says he is mostly digging deep into pre-Dark Side Of The Moon material for the tour.
“I really wanted to find something different and a bit quirky,” Mason told The Associated Press by phone from London. “I think, for me, what’s most interesting is to revisit the thinking behind some of these pieces.”
The band includes Spandau Ballet guitarist Gary Kemp, longtime Pink Floyd touring bassist Guy Pratt, guitarist Lee Harris and keyboardist Dom Beken.  
The North American leg kicks off in March playing venues like the Wiltern in Los Angeles, Fillmore Detroit, and the Chicago Theatre.