Metallica Tops Pollstar’s LIVE75, Hippo Campus Named Chart’s Noise Maker

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Metallica brings the “WorldWired Tour” to Ericsson Globe in Stockholm May 7, 2018.
Metallica’s HOT SHOT debut at No. 1 on Pollstar‘s LIVE75 chart is based on a sold ticket average of 56,398 from three European performances on the band’s WorldWired tour. The average gross of $5.3 million is also the highest of the week on LIVE75 – all due to boxoffice revenue from shows at two venues in Spain and one in Italy. Madrid’s IFEMA was the site of an outdoor performance on May 3 with 69,897 total tickets, the largest ticket count of the three dates. Barcelona’s Olympic Stadium hosted the band on May 5 with 51,799 tickets sold, while the San Siro Hippodrome in Milan moved 47,500 tickets for their sold-out event on May 8. The combined attendance count from all three hit 169,196 for an overall gross of $16 million (€14.3 million). Metallica will remain on tour in Europe through the end of August.
Shawn Mendes follows with the No. 2 ranking on LIVE75 with boxoffice figures reported from a three-show engagement at The O2 Arena in London during his world tour’s European stretch earlier this year. The concerts on April 16, 17 & 19 produced an overall sold ticket count of 49,386 – an average of 16,462 per night. The shows grossed $3.3 million (£2.5 million) and marked the end of the Canadian pop star’s trek through Europe that debuted with a two-night stint at Amsterdam’s Ziggo Dome on March 7. According to boxoffice summaries reported by promoter Messina Touring Group, the overall boxoffice earnings from the tour’s first leg totaled $22.8 million from 328,631 sold tickets. Mendes sold out 27 performances at 23 venues in 15 countries during the European run. Dubbed Shawn Mendes: The Tour, the five-continent trek will resume on June 12 in Portland, Ore.
Pink made her LIVE75 debut on last week’s chart (May 13), bowing at No. 1 with a 14,687-ticket average from three performances on her Beautiful Trauma tour’s current North American jaunt that kicked off at the beginning of March and is set to finish on May 22. In this week’s tally she holds the third slot based on an average ticket count of 14,439 from seven performances at six U.S. arenas. Detroit’s Little Caesars Arena is the only one of the six to book her tour for two nights, logging 30,499 sold seats for a $4.5 million gross.
The NOISE MAKER is the band
Next on the chart at No. 39 is rapper DMX with BREAKTHROUGH status based on ticket sales averages reaching 97% capacity. Of the 14 shows reported for the artist during the 30-day chart eligibility time period, 12 were sellouts. His ticket sales average totals 1,319 from shows dated April 14 through May 5.