Zac Brown Band Leads LIVE75, Phil Collins Enters Chart As Hot Shot

Zac Brown of Zac Brown Band
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– Zac Brown of Zac Brown Band
performs on stage during the “Down The Rabbit Hole” Tour in Boston at Fenway Park on June 15, 2018 in Boston.
New to No. 1 is Zac Brown Band, moving up one slot to the highest position on the LIVE75 chart after ranking second in the two most recent issues. The country band reaches the top based on a sold ticket average of 16,026 from five shows on its “The Owl Tour” that debuted earlier this year and continues with sheds booked through the end of the month. The group has charted five times prior to this issue from concerts set primarily in amphitheaters, but the summer tour also included festival appearances, fair dates and a handful of high-profile stadium events.

The band’s current ticket average comes from concerts at amphitheaters in the Philadelphia, San Francisco, San Diego and Hartford, Conn., markets, all occurring during September. The BB&T Pavilion in Camden, N.J. (across the Delaware River from Philadelphia), is one of six venues that have hosted the tour for two shows this year, and it produced the top ticket count for this chart with 40,302 sold tickets.

Making a HOT SHOT entrance at No. 6 is Rock & Roll Hall of Fame member Phil Collins, charting with sales averages totaling 12,659 from three performances on his “Still Not Dead Yet, Live!” trek. 

The English drummer and former lead singer for Genesis kicked off the final leg of his world tour with a sellout at American Airlines Center in Dallas on Sept. 23, the first stop on a 15-city stretch that will conclude in Las Vegas Oct. 19.

The Dallas performance drew 13,561 fans, but Amalie Arena in Tampa, Fla., logged the highest sales of the three arenas in this tally with 13,726 sold seats on Sept. 26. 

Pollstar’s LIVE75 chart ranks worldwide active tours by the average tickets sold for reported shows taken place over the last 30 days. Active Tours with at least 3 reported shows are eligible to chart. An Active Tour is one where there are upcoming shows in the next 30 days in Pollstar’s Route Book database. Average Capacity Sold is based on sellable capacity (venue manifest minus complimentary and production kills) as reported to Pollstar. HOT SHOT is the highest charting new Active Tour. NOISE MAKER is the Active Tour with biggest positive chart gain from previous week. BREAKTHROUGH is the Active Tour showing a ticket sales breakthrough by packing the house. NEW designates tours appearing on the chart for the first time in last 30 days