Pink Makes Hot Shot Debut On LIVE75, Lizzo Breaks Through

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– Pink
Wembley Stadium in London June 29, 2019.

Pink brings her “Beautiful Trauma” tour to LIVE75, entering the chart with a HOT SHOT debut at No. 3 based on sales from six stadiums in Germany. The pop star recently finished the European leg of her tour that has already spanned 18 months since launching in March 2018. Two treks through North America and a massive 42-show stretch through seven cities in Oceania preceded this summer’s run.

It’s the German venues that score in this tally with performances promoted by Köln-based Peter Rieger Konzertagentur. Pink averaged 46,780 sold seats per show with Munich’s Olympiastadion producing the top overall attendance among the six venues. The stadium welcomed 113,564 fans for concerts on July 26 and 27, while Berlin’s Olympiastadion logged the highest count for a single-show engagement with 54,114 sold tickets July 14.

Pink follows Ed Sheeran’s history-making “Divide” tour at No. 1 this week as well as The Rolling Stones in the second slot based on sales from the iconic band’s “No Filter” tour. With six consecutive appearances on the chart prior to this issue (four at No. 1), Sheeran wraps his all-time highest-grossing tour Aug. 26. Also hitting the chart for seven straight weeks, the Stones complete their tour Aug. 31. Both acts debuted on the chart in the July 15 issue of Pollstar and have not ranked outside of the top three since.

The co-headlining jaunt with Blink-182 and Lil Wayne lands on the chart for the first time at No. 21 with a ticket average of 8,861 from three concerts on their summer tour. Included are Live Nation-promoted dates at amphitheaters in the Jacksonville, Fla., and Houston markets in July and a sold-out arena event at the Forum in Inglewood, Calif., Aug. 8.

After her stand as last week’s NOISE MAKER, Lizzo earns the BREAKTHROUGH moniker this time with a 98% sellout average from performances in seven venues. The oldest event is one of her concerts in Europe that occurred in July, and seven more recent shows in six U.S. venues also contributed to her No. 35 ranking. Touring behind the April release of the successful Cuz I Love You album, the singer/rapper averaged 4,064 tickets per show to qualify for this chart, but since the first of the year, a total of 86,834 sold tickets have been sold at 38 performances according to the Boxoffice archives.

Country headliner Cody Johnson earns another shot as the chart’s NOISE MAKER with a 17-position leap to No. 38. He previously took the same status in the June 10 issue where he jumped 18 positions to land just one spot outside of the Top 25. 

For this chart, he registers a 3,544-ticket average from outdoor concerts in Seattle; Bend, Ore.; Billings, Mont.; and Emigrant, Mont., along with an arena date at Houston’s Toyota Center Aug. 10 with Gretchen Wilson, Cory Morrow and Jesse Raub Jr. as show openers. He also headlined the city earlier this year at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo.