LIVE75 Spotlights U2, Jerry Seinfeld & Frankie Valli And The Four Seasons Tours 

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– U2
performs during “The Joshua Tree Tour” at MetLife Stadium on June 29, 2017, in East Rutherford, N.J.

U2’s “Joshua Tree Tour” takes root, again, with an encore of the band’s 2017 trek making a splash on LIVE75. Ranked No. 1, the boys from Dublin score both HOT SHOT and HEAVY HITTER status on Pollstar’s weekly breakdown of top current tours based on a box office average of 43,789 sold seats and a $4.8 million gross. The group is currently Down Under in the midst of the five-week jaunt through Oceania and Asia that kicked off in Auckland, New Zealand on Nov. 8. With four concerts at the first three venues – two nights at Auckland’s Mt Smart Stadium followed by Aussie shows at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane and Melbourne’s Marvel Stadium – gross revenue reached $19.3 million from 175,158 sold seats during the tour’s opening week. In the 2017 run commemorating the 30th anniversary of U2’s iconic 1987 album, the tour racked up $316 million to rank as the highest-grosser of the year worldwide.

Jerry Seinfeld
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– Jerry Seinfeld
Jerry Seinfeld performs during Philly Fights Cancer: Round 4 at The Philadelphia Navy Yard on November 10, 2018 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Meanwhile, Jerry Seinfeld is the BREAKTHROUGH artist of the week based on a 100% sellout average from four-show stints at the Beacon Theatre in New York and the Chicago Theatre, along with single performances in Davenport, Iowa, and Springfield, Mo., during the past month. The comedian averaged 2,890 sold seats per show in the four markets to grab the No. 36 ranking.
With a 14-position leap from No. 52 last week to No. 38, veteran road warriors Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons take the NOISE MAKER title with the highest climb up the chart in one week. The group logged a sold ticket average of 2,793 from five concerts including a three-show stint at Count Basie Center for the Arts in Red Bank, N.J.