Elton John Lands On Top Of LIVE75 As This Week’s Heavy Hitter
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Elton John takes the top score on LIVE75 after appearing in the second slot on the chart last week, marking his first stint at No. 1 on the weekly ranking of the hottest active tours. Along with the highest sold-ticket average of the week – 14,505 from arena concerts in Cleveland, Pittsburgh, Boston and Uniondale, N.Y., the touring veteran also earns the HEAVY HITTER title with the biggest gross average. The four dates – all occurring during mid-November – racked up a combined gross of $8.2 million for an average just over $2 million.
Five entertainers in the top 25 make their debut on the chart with Cher leading the pack as this week’s HOT SHOT artist.
She lands at No. 2 with sales from recent shows in Portland, Ore. and New York City on her current “Here We Go Again” tour. The best attendance came at Madison Square Garden with 27,495 tickets sold for shows on Dec. 3-4. Canadian DJ Deadmau5 also makes his first entrance on the chart this week based on sales from three shows. Ranked 15th, he averaged 4,950 sold tickets at Houston’s Revention Music Center and The Anthem in Washington during the ongoing North American tour supporting mau5ville: Level 3, his latest EP.
Comedian Jim Jefferies’ No. 16 ranking comes primarily from performances in Europe on his “The Night Talker” tour, while Mariah Carey bows at No. 23 with her five-show “All I Want For Christmas Is You” concert series at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. Willie Nelson is No. 25 with a ticket average of 3,298 earned at shows in Texas, Oklahoma and Louisiana.