Concert Pulse: Bob Seger, Cher Hop Into Top 10

Bob Seger
Jim Hill
– Bob Seger
Van Andel Arena, Grand Rapids, Mich.

Several new artists on Pollstar’s Concert Pulse chart this week – Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band, Cher, Backstreet Boys, and Blake Shelton – are averaging more than $1 million grosses per market appearance.

Pollstar’s weekly Global Concert Pulse chart tracks average gross among reports submitted in the last few months.

The highest ranking new entry is Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band, with an average gross of $1.4 million per market appearance, good enough to get No. 9 on the chart. That comes from a huge number of reported shows, 26 to be precise, so if you really want to see how the business on Bob’s farewell tour is being done, check out a Boxoffice History report.

Such a history would show you that a highlight from Bob’s recent tour was the $1.95 million he grossed at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Jan. 11, on 14,370 tickets. Bob Seger’s average number of tickets sold was 12,244 per market appearance.

Seger was chosen as the final act to play the legendaryPalace of Auburn Hills in 2017, grossing a whopping $1.8 million on 15,550 tickets. He also made home-market headlines that year when he sold all available tickets to Clarkston, Mich.’s DTE Energy Music Theater before stubs went onsale to the public.

Right behind Seger on the chart is Cher at the No. 10 spot, averaging $1.35 million per market appearance. The Queen Of Comebacks reported 15 shows, with an average of 11,700 tickets sold per market appearance at an average price of $119.96.

Cher also visited Bridgestone Arena in Nashville and she also raked it in, grossing nearly $1.41 million on 13,262 tickets, a 100-percent sell out.

She has a full tour planned throughout 2019 and a residency at Park Theater At Park MGM in Las Vegas.

Speaking of residencies, Backstreet Boys are back, specifically in Vegas, with massive grosses from a residency at Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood. Most recently the Boys grossed $1.47 million on 10,244 tickets over three nights between Feb. 20-23 in Vegas.

The residency at Zappos continues in April, after which there is a full European arena tour that includes big-time venues like AccorHotels Arena in France, Ziggo Dome in Amsterdam, and Mercedes-Benz Arena in Berlin.

Blake Shelton is the last new chart entry to average seven figures, approximately $1.02 million in the nine reports submitted. He comes on at No. 19.

Other new entries on the chart include Jim Gaffigan, Charlie Wilson, Rufus Du Sol, “Harry Potter In Concert,” Tenacious D, Interpol, Chris Botti, and Cody Jinks.

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