Morgan Wallen’s ‘Dangerous Tour’ Back On LIVE75
Morgan Wallen returns to LIVE75 with his first appearance on the chart in nine weeks, entering as the “Hot Shot” artist with a debut at No. 7. The country star is heading into the homestretch of his “Dangerous” tour that kicked off with a sold out two-show run at New York City’s Madison Square Garden in February.
Box-office figures reported from five recent concerts show an average sold-ticket count of 19,671 per night, including a sellout at Xfinity Theatre in Hartford, Conn., that moved a whopping 24,358 tickets on Aug. 12. A sold-out concert the previous day at Xfinity Center in Boston drew 19,564 fans, while Atlanta’s Cellairis Amphitheatre at Lakewood sold 37,750 tickets at two shows, Aug. 4-5. Earlier, on July 30 at RV Inn Style Resorts Amphitheater in Ridgefield, Wash., the Tennessee native’s ticket count was 16,687.
Since the “Dangerous” tour began on Feb. 9, Wallen has averaged 14,472 sold seats and a gross of $1.9 million per show. His best individual box-office result was an $8.17 million haul from three shows at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville in March. The ticket count for the sold-out event was 44,095. His tour continues through October and includes a stadium performance at Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas, on Oct. 8 with Hardy, Mike Ryan and Jake Worthington joining the lineup.
The European leg of Ed Sheeran’s “Mathematics” tour that is set to wrap in September continues to fuel the singer-songwriter’s repeat appearances at the top on both LIVE75 and the Artist Power Index. Since his first stadium date in Dublin on April 23, he has scored the highest ranking on LIVE75 nine times and ranked the highest on APX in 14 weeks. Multiple shows at five of the final nine European venues on the tour produced his seventh consecutive No. 1 on the Artist Power Index, while eight of the shows with chart eligibility gave him an average ticket total of 55,483 for his tour to remain at No. 1 on LIVE75.
Puerto Rican singer/rapper Bad Bunny has the “Heavy Hitter” tag on LIVE75 with the highest per-show gross average of $10.1 million based on the first nine concerts on his current stadium jaunt dubbed “World’s Hottest Tour.” Since the chart first appeared in Pollstar in April 2019, the only other concert headliner to average more than $10 million per show is The Rolling Stones who topped that threshold for eight consecutive weeks in the summer of 2019 on the band’s “No Filter” tour and again for two weeks in November of last year.
Bad Bunny’s tour, booked in the Western Hemisphere through December, has already racked up $91 million in the first seven cities on the tour schedule, beginning with Orlando, Fla., that hosted the opening performance at Camping World Stadium on Aug. 5.
Blondie debuts on the Artist Power Index in this issue based on eight recent concerts on the veteran rock band’s “Against the Odds” tour with special guest The Damned. Contributing to a chart placement at No. 48 were two performances in New York at The Rooftop at Pier 17, Aug. 17-18, followed by a show in Bensalem, Pa., and a sellout at The Anthem in Washington, D.C., with 2,925 in attendance on Aug. 21. The tour continued through the end of the month with dates in Nashville, Detroit, Chicago and Boston.
Bluegrass Grammy winner Billy Strings is the “Noisemaker” on LIVE75 after a 13-position leap from last week’s ranking to No. 29. His nine-show ticket average of 5,181 comes from performances in Indiana, Minnesota, Montana, Washington and Oregon where he had a sold-ticket count of 12,710 for two sellouts at McMenamins Edgefield Amphitheater in Troutdale.