BTS, John Mayer & Khalid Make Moves On Pollstar’s LIVE75 Chart

John Mayer
Courtesy Golden 1 Center
– John Mayer
John Mayer plays Golden 1 Center in Sacramento, Calif., July 27.

BTS moves up from a No. 2 ranking on Pollstar’s LIVE75 to top the chart for the first time in six weeks after last making a stand at No. 1 in the July 1 issue. The group is one of 26 artists making an upward climb in the rankings compared with last week. Their high chart placement comes from an average of 52,176 sold tickets at two stadiums in Japan booked on the “Love Yourself Speak Yourself” tour – Yanmar Stadium Nagai in Osaka and Shizuoka Stadium Ecopa. Both venues hosted the tour for two-night engagements in July. 

John Mayer, who debuted last week at No. 6, moves up two spots in the ranking, while Khalid, the HOT SHOT act three weeks ago, replaces him at that position after a three-place jump. Also moving up two slots from their ranking one week ago is the Train and Goo Goo Dolls co-bill, which lands at No. 8. The rock bands produced a ticket sales aver age of 12,793 from 17 concerts on their summer co-headlining trek. All of the shows were at U.S. outdoor amphitheaters with Chicago-area shed Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre logging 20,945 sold tickets, the most among them. Both are touring with new albums in the mix – Train with a greatest hits package that bowed last November, and the Goo Goo Dolls promoting their 12th studio album, Miracle Pill, due out in September.
The Rolling Stones repeat at No. 3 to lead the pack of rock bands with their fifth consecutive week on the chart based on sales from the “No Filter” trek. For country music, the genre’s leader is the Grammy-winning trio Lady Antebellum, new this week at No. 25. Lady A earns a 4,896-sold ticket average from three concerts at North American venues during the band’s summer run. They are gearing up to return to Las Vegas later this month for a third set of dates with their residency at the Palms Casino Resort’s Pearl Concert Theater.
Scoring a debut entry at No. 16 is Premier Productions’ Hillsong United tour with a sales average of 8,433 from five concerts on the Christian music group’s North American tour. Arenas in four markets – Toronto, Washington, Boston and New York City – all reported sellout crowds with the highest attendance logged at Madison Square Garden. The arena moved 13,629 tickets for the tour’s New York engagement on July 2.
The Raconteurs earn BREAKTHROUGH status and the No. 26 ranking with sellouts at four performances on their 2019 tour, currently booked into November. Packed houses at the Armory in Minneapolis, McMenamins Edgefield Amphitheater in Troutdale, Ore., and the Fox Theater in Oakland, Calif., give the band an average of 4,145 sold tickets.
The NOISE MAKER is Texas-based country artist Koe Wetzel making a 12-position leap from No. 54 last week to No. 42 based on sales from nine dates this summer in American cities. The top attendance was tracked at Whitewater Amphitheater in New Braunfels, Texas, near San Antonio, with 5,230 tickets for a sellout on July 20.