Rod Stewart Makes Noise On Pollstar’s LIVE75, New Kids On The Block Debuts As Chart’s Hot Shot

Rod Stewart
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– Rod Stewart
Rod Stewart channels the 70’s during his concert at Papp Lazlo Budapest Sports Arena in Hungary Jan. 29.
It’s a solid hold at Nos. 1 and 2 for Eric Church and Paul McCartney who repeat for a second consecutive week atop the LIVE75 with ticket sales averages of more than 20,000 – the only artists on the chart in that range. With his Nissan Stadium concert in Nashville still landing in the time frame for chart inclusion, Eric Church easily retains his No. 1 ranking based on an average ticket count of 27,706. Likewise, Paul McCartney repeats in second place with his own stadium event at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wis., and a 21,821 ticket average. Contributing to the average tallies for both artists are sold-out arena concerts in North American cities – a two-show stand at Staples Center in Los Angeles for Church and for McCartney, performances at Smoothie King Center in New Orleans; Allen County War Memorial Coliseum in Fort Wayne, Ind.; and Kohl Center in Madison, Wis.
Rod Stewart’s turn as the chart’s NOISE MAKER comes from ticket sales in both arenas and stadiums on his Live in Concert trek currently running in Europe. Shows at six venues produced his 18,657 sold ticket average, the first two being arena dates at Stockholm’s Ericsson Globe and Lanxess Arena in Cologne, Germany, but sellouts in four stadiums secured his eight-position jump to No. 3 after ranking 11th last week. The stadium run began with a sellout crowd of 19,638 May 22 at Bristol’s Ashton Gate Stadium, the first stop on the veteran rocker’s stretch through the U.K. and Ireland this year. Sold-out shows followed at Páirc Uí Chaoimh in Cork, Ireland, May 25, Portman Road in Ipswich, England, June 7 and Molineux Stadium in Wolverhampton, England, June 8.

New Kids On The Block
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– New Kids On The Block
play Little Caesars Arena in Detroit June 18, 2019.
New Kids On The Block debuts as the HOT SHOT touring artist of the week, entering the mix at No. 10 based on a ticket sales average of 11,407. So far, since the boy band hit the road on their Mixtape tour with Salt-N-Pepa, Tiffany, Debbie Gibson and Naughty By Nature, a total of 24 shows have been reported for the Live Nation-produced tour. Among the Boxoffice highlights, the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles produced the highest counts in both gross and total tickets with $1.3 million earned from an amphitheater crowd of 15,782 May 26. Concerts are currently booked in U.S. arenas through mid-July.
Hozier scores a slot on the chart at No. 27, earning BREAKTHROUGH status with a full slate of sold-out performances in seven venues. The Irish singer-songwriter was on tour in North America following his March release Wasteland, Baby!, playing theaters and clubs along with an appearance at Bonnaroo Music Festival June 15. Sold ticket data included on this chart comes from sellouts at venues in Jacksonville, Fla.; Columbia, S.C.; Richmond, Va.; Milwaukee; Madison, Wis.; Minneapolis and Kansas City, Mo.
Dancer and choreographer Derek Hough lands on the chart with the highest number of shows among all 75 ranked artists, taking the No. 34 slot based on sales at 24 performances from his first-ever solo tour. His ticket average was 2,171 from theaters in U.S. markets during May and June.