Scorpions and Whitesnake Heat Up LIVE75; Post Malone Continues Reign

Scorpions play Singapore Rockfest II at the Star Theatre in Singapore, March 5, 2020.
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– Scorpions play Singapore Rockfest II at the Star Theatre in Singapore, March 5, 2020.

Veteran hard rockers Scorpions and Whitesnake enter the fray with HOT SHOT honors on LIVE75 after joining forces in Oceania and the Far East in recent weeks. The bands’ top debut this week places them at No. 14 based on box office data from two of their four dates Down Under, as well as headlining performances in Indonesia and Singapore. They played shows in late February at Melbourne’s Rod Laver Arena and Sydney’s Qudos Bank Arena before heading to Yogyakarta, Indonesia, on March 1 to headline the JogjaRockarta International Rock Music Festival at Stadium Kridosono. Then four days later, the groups also headlined Singapore Rockfest II at the Star Theatre. With a total of 24,114 tickets, the four performances averaged 6,028 tickets sold per show with the average gross nearing the half-million-dollar mark.

Post Malone holds on for another stint at No. 1 after leading the chart in every other issue in March. His fourth turn in the top spot comes from dates at Scotiabank Arena in Toronto and Montreal’s Bell Centre followed by concerts at metropolitan New York-area arenas, Prudential Center in Newark, N.J., and Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, N.Y. With sellouts on all four nights, his “Runaway” tour averaged 14,004 sold seats per venue.

Texas-born rocker Koe Wetzel is the NOISE MAKER after scoring a 32-position leap to No. 36 after last week’s showing in the No. 68 slot. His 1,688-ticket average comes from shows at six venues – two less than the eight dates counted last week. All of the shows were set in U.S. cities with the most tickets sold at Viaero Event Center in Kearney, Neb. His Feb. 15 show drew a crowd of 3,012.