Florida Georgia Line Heats Up LIVE75 Chart, Rüfüs Du Sol Breaks Through

Florida Georgia Line
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– Florida Georgia Line
plays Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater, July 20

Country music is represented among the five tours debuting in the Top 10 this week, with Florida Georgia Line ranking the highest among them at No. 5. The duo earns the HOT SHOT status based on a ticket sales average of 19,976 from 15 concerts on its current headlining trek called ”Can’t Say I Ain’t Country.” Joining them in the seventh position on the chart is fellow country headliner Thomas Rhett with Boxoffice tallies from his “Very Hot Summer” tour that features Dustin Lynch, Russell Dickerson and his father, Rhett Akins as show openers. Rhett’s 19,249 sold-ticket average comes from 10 performances reported from the Live Nation-promoted tour.

Jam bands Phish and Dave Matthews Band are also represented, entering LIVE75 at Nos. 6 and 9, respectively, with ticket sales from summer tours booked primarily in outdoor venues. Phish’s sixth-place ranking is based on a ticket average of 19,751 from seven shows counted for this recap, while the Dave Matthews Band’s average of 15,387 tickets reflects Boxoffice results from 13 performances at 10 sheds. Like Phish, one of their engagements was a multiple-night stint at Alpine Valley Music Theatre in East Troy, Wis. They played two shows at the venue on July 5-6, the weekend before Phish’s three-night run at the same location with a sold count of 54,183. DMB drew 35,546 fans for their weekend of shows at Alpine Valley.
The fifth Top 10 debut is Queen + Adam Lambert, ranked No. 10 with an average ticket count of 14,787 from three venues on the band’s “Rhapsody” tour that began in July. Sellout crowds showed up for shows at American Airlines Center in Dallas on July 23 and Toronto’s Scotiabank Arena on July 28 with almost 30,000 tickets sold between them. New York City’s Madison Square Garden also logged capacity crowds for performances Aug. 6-7 with an attendance total of 29,622 over both nights.

Rüfüs Du Sol scores the No. 31 slot on the chart as this week’s BREAKTHROUGH artist thanks to a 100% sellout average from the EDM band’s five concerts included in the chart tally. With a sales average of 4,716 tickets, the Australian group ranks with Boxoffice numbers from two shows at the Greek Theatre in Berkeley, Calif., as well as Austin City Limits Live at Moody Theater in Austin, Texas. A single performance at Vic Theatre in Chicago – one of the Lollapalooza Aftershows – also featured the band as headliner with a capacity crowd in the house. All five events fell during late-July.

Lizzo’s turn as this week’s NOISE MAKER with a two-position jump to No. 38 comes with a unique circumstance – namely that the Detroit-born rapper is the only artist to make an upward move on the chart compared to the previous issue. Her 3,628-ticket average is the result of sales at seven concerts – two in Europe in early July and five stateside later in the month. Her top attendance for a single concert was 7,749 for a sellout on July 26 at Cincinnati’s U.S. Bank Arena.