New Tour Launch Bumps Imagine Dragons To No. 1 On APX Chart

Imagine Dragons
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– Imagine Dragons
tops this week’s APX chart. Frontman Dan Reynolds is pictured performing at UBS Arena in Elmont, N.Y., on Feb. 14, 2022.

Heading up the ranking of top acts on the Artist Power Index (APX) is Imagine Dragons, up two positions after ranking third on last week’s chart. The band is currently on the road in support of its fifth studio album, Mercury – Act 1, that dropped last September and featured four singles released in 2021. The tour launched on Feb. 6 at Miami’s FTX Arena and is booked in 27 arenas in U.S. and Canadian cities through early May. Imagine Dragons lands among the top 50 in Live, Streaming and Airplay.

Bad Bunny jumps from No. 46 to the second slot on APX following his own tour launch on Feb. 9 at Denver’s Ball Arena. The first three arena dates on his “El Último Tour del Mundo” fall in the 30-day window for chart eligibility which earns him a Live rank of 23 on the chart. He has retained the top Social rank for three consecutive weeks along with ranking 24th on Streaming and 96th on Airplay.
Elton John, who was No. 1 on the inaugural APX chart in the Feb. 7 issue, stays at No. 4 for a second week, but the legendary performer grabs the highest Live rank, largely on the strength of 10 shows on his “Farewell Yellow Brick Road” tour that occurred during the past month. He also lands among the top 20 artists in both Streaming and Airplay.
Eight artists appear for the first time on APX including Pitbull (No. 8) who performed at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in India, California on Feb. 12, a show rescheduled from late last year. He also appeared earlier that same week on Feb. 9 for the Keynote Q&A to cap Pollstar Live! in Los Angeles.
On LIVE75, Eric Church makes his first appearance of the year at No. 1 based on a four-show ticket average of 15,195 from his “Gather Again” tour, booked throughout much of the first half of this year. Sold-out performances at arenas in both Grand Rapids and Detroit, Michigan along with Indianapolis and Louisville, Kentucky produced an average gross of $1.79 million per show, earning him “Heavy Hitter” status for the week. Church is also No. 26 on APX, largely due to his Live rank which is sixth overall among the top 50 artists on the Index.
Bryan Adams scores the “Hot Shot” tag on LIVE75 with the highest debut at No. 3 based on concerts reported from three European arenas during recent weeks. With shows at Lisbon’s Altice Arena, WiZink Center in Madrid and Hallenstadion Zürich, his ticket average totals 10,420. The tour, currently booked on the continent through July, supports his new album So Happy It Hurts, set to be released next month on BMG.
Reba McEntire, also making her first chart appearance, takes the No. 5 slot with box-office figures reported from three sold-out concerts. The Country Music Hall of Fame member hit the road with her “Reba: Live in Concert” trek set in arenas beginning on Jan. 13. Her sold-ticket average of 9,262 comes from sales at Huntington Center in Toledo, Ohio (Jan. 20), Resch Center in Green Bay, Wisconsin (Jan. 21) and a Feb. 5 performance at Simmons Bank Arena in North Little Rock, Ark.
LIVE75’s “Noise Maker” is veteran southern rock group The Marshall Tucker Band with a 12-position jump to No. 30 based on tickets sold at two venues including Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium and a sellout crowd of 2,266 on Feb. 9. The band also played for 1,372 fans at Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater, Florida on Jan. 21.
The ”Breakthrough” artist is singer-songwriter Remi Wolf, one of only four (ranked higher than No. 25) with only sellouts reported during the chart’s eligibility period. Her ticket average was 1,500 from shows in Portland, Oregon and Columbus, Ohio. Also with two reported sellouts are Still Woozy (No. 45), Mother Mother (No. 51) and The Vegabonds (No. 65).

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