Chart Scene: ‘The Stadium Tour’ Tops Live75 In Second Week


After debuting at No. 2 one week ago, Def Leppard and Mötley Crüe jump one position to head up the slate of touring artists on LIVE75 based on ticket sales from “The Stadium Tour.” With concerts at 11 venues in U.S. cities, the co-headliners, along with Poison and Joan Jett & the Blackhearts, moved 96% of the available tickets to average 36,934 sold seats per show in their rise to No. 1. The bands also earn “Heavy Hitter” status with a $4.94 million gross average, the highest of the week among the 75 ranked tours.

Dead & Company earns the “Hot Shot” classification on LIVE75, also based on 11 reported shows with chart eligibility. The band scores the No. 5 ranking with a ticket average of 19,759 from concerts at both stadiums and amphitheaters on their summer tour. The trek kicked off on June 11 at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles and wrapped in New York City on July 16, but the 11 reported concerts all occurred during June. Following the opener in L.A. were stadium shows at Folsom Field in Boulder, Colorado, and Chicago’s Wrigley Field as well as five shed dates through the 29th of the month.

After ranking second for one week, Ed Sheeran makes a return to No. 1 on the Artist Power Index based on 10 shows on his “Mathematics” tour’s European leg, including five at London’s Wembley Stadium. Another five concerts set in German and Dutch venues bring his overall total to 30 so far with grosses averaging over $4.1 million per show for a ticket average of 48,179. He is the only artist among the top 50 performers to land within the top five in three metrics: Live, Streaming and Airplay.

Chris Brown enters the Artist Power Index with the highest debut of the week at No. 7 with Lil Baby following in the eighth position based on scheduled concerts on their “One of Them Ones” co-headlining tour. Along with the opening night performance at Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek in Raleigh, N.C., on July 15, shed dates in Virginia Beach, Va., and Camden, N.J., and an arena event in Washington D.C., were all eligible for chart inclusion this week. The headliners will remain on the road in North America through the end of August.

Also bowing on APX following a new tour launch is Lady Gaga, ranked No. 20 after playing the first concert on her long-awaited “Chromatica Ball” tour that kicked off on
July 15 in Düsseldorf, Germany. Originally planned to run in 2020 but postponed twice, the tour is scheduled at stadiums in Europe and North America during a three-month run this summer. L.A.’s Dodger Stadium, Minute Maid Park in Houston and Miami’s Hard Rock Stadium are among the venues booked later this year.

LIVE75’s “Noisemaker” is veteran singer-songwriter Robert Earl Keen (No. 45) who makes a seven-position leap – the largest on this week’s chart – based on a ticket average of 1,667 from concerts at theater-sized venues in four southern cities. The Houston native is currently on the road with his farewell trek dubbed “I’m Comin’ Home: 41 Years on the Road” set to continue through early September.

Nigerian singer Tiwa Savage, the “Breakthrough” artist in the last issue, returns
to claim it for a second week with sellouts logged at all 11 of her concerts eligible for
this week’s chart tallies. She lands at No. 57 on the chart.