Now that the Q1 reporting deadline has passed, our Boxoffice department is processing mountains of records, and tons of new artists have hit the Concert Pulse chart.
For the uninitiated, Pollstar’s weekly Global Concert Pulse chart tracks average gross among reports submitted in the last few months.
The top 10 artists aren’t new by any means, with last year’s Major Tour of the Year winner Ed Sheeran still with the No. 1 average gross.
The first new entrant on the chart is Michael Bublé, who is averaging $1.6 million on 12,140 tickets in the nine shows reported.
Michael Bublé has been killing it in North America so far this year, as all of his recently reported shows were 100 percent sold out. Tickets weren’t cheap, with most shows ranging from $65 to the $140 range, but the average ticket going for $132.35.
Last year Bublé topped the recorded music charts after the release of his album love. He also played the last show at Sydney’s Allianz Stadium before its impending demolition.
Another new entry on the chart averaging more than $1 million a night is KISS, with its “End Of The Road” farewell tour. The initial reports are in and the hottest band in the world is bringing in about $1.3 million per market in eight stops. The average ticket price was $114.64.
Last year saw KISS manager Doc McGhee and his brother Scott McGhee wind up their professional partnership. The band’s Gene Simmons also settled a sexual harassment suit.
KISS still has a helluva lot of dates booked in North America and Europe into September.
There was a true wave of new entries on the chart, with 32 fresh acts in total. A few highlights are included below.
– Ms. Lauryn Hill has an average of 9,913 sold per market appearance. The average ticket price was $71.43, for an average gross of $708,146 in the 10 reports.
– Willie Nelson, the 85-year-old country legend who just can’t stay off the road, is also back on the chart. The red headed stranger is averaging $391,319 per market, with 4,231 tickets per market appearance.
– Boyzone, the Irish boy band formed in the ’90s, is back on tour, and has been grossing an average of $492,635 per market appearance.
– “Paw Patrol Live!,” the spinoff of the popular animated series, is reporting an average gross of $337,597 in eight market appearances. Those shows have an average attendance of 7,849.
If you would like to submit reports to Pollstar’s Boxoffice department, click here.