George Strait, Dead & Company, Billy Strings, Caamp Thrive On LIVE75
George Strait repeats as the top touring artist of the week on LIVE75 based on a sold ticket average of 15,155 from four late-2019 arena appearances. His average gross from two-show stints in Fort Worth, Texas, and Las Vegas totals $2.9 million for a second consecutive week, so he also retains the HEAVY HITTER status on the chart.
Scoring the HOT SHOT debut, however, is Dead & Company, entering at No. 2 with a 13,852-ticket average from four shows in California leading up to New Year’s Eve. The band performed in the Los Angeles market on Dec. 27 and 28 with sellout crowds at The Forum in Inglewood and then headed north for two Bay Area shows at San Francisco’s Chase Center to close out the year.
Among the 41 acts rising on the chart, Billy Strings claims the NOISE MAKER moniker with the highest leap in ranking, moving up 20 positions to No. 46 from his 66th spot last week. The Michigan-born bluegrass artist – booked steadily in U.S. cities during the first half of 2020 – scored a ticket average of 1,173 from four sold-out shows during the final weeks of 2019 to earn his jump. Included in the tally is a New Year’s Eve date at The Intersection in Grand Rapids, Mich. with a packed crowd of 1,360 in the house. Prior shows in Chicago; Cleveland; and Covington, Ky.; are also included in the mix.
Columbus, Ohio-based folk band Caamp makes it two weeks in a row as the BREAKTHROUGH artist based on a 100% sellout average from shows in seven cities. From 11 concerts in the fourth quarter of the year, the band averaged 1,317 sold tickets.