Eric Church Holds Steady At No. 1 On Pollstar’s LIVE75, B2K Named Chart’s Hot Shot

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of B2K performs on stage at KOKO on March 16, 2015 in London.
B2K’s HOT SHOT appearance at No. 4 on Pollstar’s LIVE75 is based on an attendance average of 7,956 from 19 performances at 14 arenas and one theater – all occurring during this chart’s 30-day eligibility time period of March 31 through April 29. The reunited R&B group’s entire tour, however, spanned a seven-week period that kicked off with a debut performance March 8, so the first 14 shows of the tour occurred before chart eligibility. 
Overall boxoffice totals from the entire tour show a total gross of $21.5 million earned from 237,487 sold tickets for 33 performances at 32 venues during the whole run. The Forum in the Los Angeles market was the only venue to offer two shows to fans with concerts on April 13 and 14, and sold 23,567 tickets. The best-attended single show on the tour happened the night before in Oakland, Calif., with 13,734 sold seats at Oracle Arena. Both the Los Angeles and Oakland engagements are counted in this week’s chart tallies.
Trey Anastasio is the other new chart entry in the Top 10, ranked in the eighth position with a ticket average of 5,483 from performances in Portland, Maine; Washington, D.C., and Berkeley, Calif. during April. The Phish lead vocalist and his band have a handful of solo dates booked this year in addition to Phish’s annual summer tour that includes a Bonnaroo appearance and two nights at Boston’s Fenway Park. Among the dates booked for the Trey Anastasio Band are a four-day stint at the Peach Music Festival in Scranton, Pa., in July.
Leading the pack on the LIVE75 is country artist Eric Church, holding at No. 1 for the second week in a row with a 14,048 sold ticket average. His boxoffice results come from six shows at three arenas including American Airlines Center in Dallas and Cleveland’s Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse that also contributed to his top score last week, but new to the mix is his latest weekend of shows at Bon Secours Wellness Arena in Greenville, S.C. The two-night sold ticket count at the venue was 26,962 from shows on April 26-27.
VStar Entertainment Group’s “Paw Patrol Live!” production is the NOISE MAKER with a leap from No. 27 last week to a Top 10 finish at No. 9. The family show scored a ticket sales average of 5,219 from seven performances to make its jump on the chart. Five shows were staged at Orleans Arena in Las Vegas from April 5 through 7 with 10,832 total tickets, and a two-show engagement at New York City’s Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden also adds to the tally with 25,703 sold seats on April 13-14.
Finally, jazz/R&B musician Robert Glasper is the BREAKTHROUGH touring artist with a series of sold-out performances with his trio featuring Chris Dave and Derrick Hodge with DJ Jahi Sundance at City Winery venues. Their two-show stints in Atlanta (March 31), Boston (April 11) and Washington, D.C., (April 12) produced a sold ticket average of 297 per show but with sellouts at all six concerts. Glasper and his trio had the most shows among the five acts in the lower 50 with 100 percent sellouts.