LIVE75: Foo Fighters Make Some Noise, Enter Chart At No. 1

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Foo Fighters ahead of their June 20 Madison Square Garden reopener: (L-R) Taylor Hawkins, Rami Jaffee, Dave Grohl, Pat Smear, Chris Shiflett, and Nate Mendel backstage at MSG.

This week’s No. 1 goes to Foo Fighters based on boxoffice results from two of their shows this summer, a June 20 performance at New York’s Madison Square Garden and a Milwaukee concert on July 30 at American Family Insurance Amphitheater. 

With per-show averages of 18,826 tickets and almost $1.6 million in gross earnings, the rockers score both the HOT SHOT and HEAVY HITTER tags as the artist with the highest chart debut and the largest average gross.
The only other artist to make a debut appearance on the chart is R&B singer Keith Sweat who owns the No. 9 ranking with an average ticket count of 2,929 from two recent concerts. 
He appeared at the H-E-B Center in Cedar Park, Texas, on June 25, followed three weeks later by a July 17 event in Louisville, Ky. at the KFC Yum! Center. 
His grosses from both shows totaled just over $300,000.
Two artists make four-position jumps on the chart compared to a week ago – the first, Chris Tomlin who takes the second ranking based on a three-show ticket average of 6,247. 
Then, Led Zeppelin tribute band Get The Led Out moves from 23rd to No. 19 with sales from five concerts taking place at venues in the northeastern United States.