Ed Sheeran, The Rolling Stones Lead Pollstar’s LIVE75 Chart

The Rolling Stones
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– The Rolling Stones
Ron Wood, Charlie Watts, Mick Jagger and Keith Richards June 22 at Chicago
Ed Sheeran returns for his second appearance on Pollstar’s LIVE75 after landing on the chart previously for one week, scoring the No. 2 ranking behind Metallica in the May 27 issue. That initial appearance seven weeks ago followed the final Asian leg of his massive “Divide” world tour. This week the English singer-songwriter enters the chart as the HOT SHOT artist in the No. 1 position with a 10-show sold ticket average of 59,719 procured during his tour’s final jaunt through Europe.
Sheeran’s top ranking is based on sales at the 10 concerts that occurred during June in five European countries. The best Boxoffice results come from Hockenheimring, a motor racing facility in Hockenheim, Germany, one of three venues that hosted the tour for two-night engagements in June. He played two
shows at the German venue with a total of 191,120 sold tickets.

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– Ed Sheeran
Ed Sheeran plays the first of three shows at Mt Smart Stadium in Auckland, New Zealand, March 24.

Promoted by FKP Scorpio Konzertproduktionen, the concerts on June 22-23 grossed a whopping $16.2 million. It’s the top grosser among the seven venues included in this tally and the only outdoor racetrack in the group – the other six were all stadiums. Overall sales from his 10 performances hit $47.9 million with a total ticket count of 597,193. 

With the 2019 launch of The Rolling Stones’ “No Filter” tour that commenced June 21, the iconic band follows at No. 2 with an average ticket count of 46,744 from shows in three U.S. markets. The tour’s first event of the year, a two-night stand at Chicago’s Soldier Field, drew a total of 98,228 fans grossing $21.7 million, the group’s third-highest gross on record for a solo headlining date in this century – topped only by a three-show stint at Tokyo Dome in 2014 ($27.9 million) and two concerts at London’s Hyde Park in 2013 ($22.6 million). 

On July 3, the Stones played FedExField in Landover, Md., scoring $9.2 million from a sellout crowd of 39,082, then June 7, the band racked up $11.6 million in sales from 49,669 total tickets at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Mass. Together, the overall ticket count at all three stadiums reached 186,979 with a gross topping $42.6 million.

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– Chromeo
plays Pepsi Center WTC in Mexico City, May 13, 2019.
The NOISE MAKER is Montreal electro-funk duo Chromeo with the No. 29 ranking after a leap of 18 positions on the chart in one week. Performing in North America this year, the group played a series of theater/club dates in U.S. cities during May and June including the four dates that land them on this chart. Shows at The Wilma in Missoula, Mont. (June 2); McMenamins Crystal Ballroom in Portland, Ore. (June 6); the Greek Theatre in Berkeley, Calif. (June 15); and Meow Wolf in Santa Fe, N.M. (June 22) produced an average ticket count of 2,401 to earn the artists their spot on the chart.
California-born rapper Snow Tha Product is the BREAKTHROUGH artist based on a ticket average of 1,022 from a string of 10 concerts in southwestern American cities during May and June. With sold-out shows logged at eight of the 10 dates, her sellout average is 98%.