Mumford & Sons Tops Pollstar’s LIVE75, Ariana Grande Named Chart’s Hot Shot, Tyler Childers Noise Maker

Mumford & Sons
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– Mumford & Sons
Marcus Mumford of Mumford & Sons performs at The Hangout Beach, Music & Arts Fest in Gulf Shores Ala., May 21.
Mumford & Sons completed the first North American leg of its ongoing Delta tour with a sold-out performance on March 31 at Fiserv Forum, the new multi-purpose arena in Milwaukee, Wis. The band drew 17,157 fans for the event, racking up a gross totaling $1.2 million. It is one of three shows that give the Grammy-winning rockers the top ranking on this week’s LIVE75 chart with an average of 15,968 sold tickets. The prior evening, a sold-out crowd of 15,922 were in attendance at Kohl Center in Madison, Wis., and a March 20 performance staged at Atlanta’s State Farm Arena sold out with 14,826 total tickets.

The British band appeared as the second highest ranking tour on the inaugural LIVE75 chart that ran in our April 1 issue. Marcus Mumford and the gang hit the road in November to coincide with the release of the group’s fourth studio album, Delta.

Pop diva Ariana Grande is our HOT SHOT artist of the week, entering the chart at No. 6 based on a five-show sold ticket average of 12,068 from North American arenas on her Sweetener world tour. All five performances were held in the first month of the tour during the lead-up to her headlining stint at the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival on April 14 and 21. Included in the counts for this chart is the tour opener held on March 18 at Times Union Center in Albany, N.Y., where she played to a packed house, moving 11,432 tickets for a gross topping $1.2 million. Adding subsequent concerts at Capital One Arena in Washington, D.C.; Philadelphia’s Wells Fargo Center; Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn.; and Bell Centre in Montreal; her tour generated $7.3 million in revenue for an average of more than $1.4 million per show.

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The Sweetener:
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– The Sweetener:
Ariana Grande is the HOT SHOT on the LIVE 75 this week, entering the chart at No. 6 with a five-show sold-ticket average of 12,068.
We find our NOISE MAKER at No. 29 – Americana artist Tyler Childers, who jumped 26 positions following his debut at No. 55 last week on the April 15 chart. His 2,377 sold-ticket average comes from six concerts during the past month including a three-show run in his home state of Kentucky, held at Covington’s Madison Theater. He sold out all three nights at the venue (March 25, 27 & 28) for a combined ticket count of 4,346. Performances in April at Billy Bob’s Texas in Fort Worth and Stubb’s Bar-B-Q in Austin also contributed to his average number of sold seats.
Rain – A Tribute To The Beatles scores its fourth consecutive appearance on LIVE75, landing at No. 55 after a jump of six slots from last week’s finish. The production averaged 1,078 tickets at three venues during the current trek through North American cities currently booked until early-July. The group played Midland (Mich.) Center for the Arts and Old National Events Plaza in Evansville, Ind., during March, selling an average of 47% capacity. Later, the performers played to a sellout crowd of 1,165 at the Grand Theater in Wausau, Wis. on April 6.
John Crist also hits the chart for a fourth consecutive week but as the reigning BREAKTHROUGH performer – the artist in the chart’s lower 50 with the most sellouts. He averaged 2,169 tickets from a total of 12 sold out performances on his North American jaunt. Among the theaters and church venues on his tour, the top BoxOffice stats come from Atlanta’s Fox Theatre where the comedian sold out two shows with 8,598 sold seats during the engagement.

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