Chart Scene: Bad Bunny Jumps To No. 1, KISS Is Top Debut On LIVE75

Gene Simmons (l), Paul Stanley (r) and Tommy Thayer of KISS on stage at the band’s European tour opener on June 1 at Westfalenhalle in Dortmund, Germany.
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Bad Bunny moves from a third-place finish last week on LIVE75 to No. 1 based on box-office results from 11 concerts at eight stadiums on his “World’s Hottest Tour,” currently playing U.S. cities through Oct. 1. He takes the highest ranking with a ticket average of 44,328 per show at venues in Atlanta, Miami, Boston, Chicago, Washington, New York, Houston and San Antonio. Combined grosses averaged over $10.4 million per night to earn the Puerto Rican rapper “Heavy Hitter” status on the chart.

On the Artist Power Index, he retains his No. 2 ranking for a fifth week based on performances at seven of the venues on the stadium tour beginning with Fenway Park in Boston on Aug. 18 through his Sept. 9 event at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. He also made a headlining appearance at the “Made in America” festival held in Philadelphia Sept. 3-4, topping the lineup on the final night of the event.

Ed Sheeran hangs on to No. 1 on APX and holds the top position on the chart for a ninth consecutive week as his tour’s jaunt through Europe is set to wrap on the 25th of this month. Multiple performances at stadiums in Helsinki, Warsaw, Vienna and Munich feed his Live rank on the chart that is the sixth highest overall, while his Streaming score is the highest recorded and the Airplay rank is seventh.

KISS enters the LIVE75 rankings this week and earns the “Hot Shot” tag as the highest debut following reports from two arenas on the Australian leg of the “End of the Road” world tour. A sold-ticket average of 12,655 from two concerts at Sydney’s Qudos Bank Arena and a single show at Perth’s RAC Arena earn the No. 9 ranking.

The band’s six-city trek through Australia in August and September precedes the final leg of the tour. With only a handful of dates remaining, KISS is booked to headline the third night of the “Louder Than Life Festival” in Louisville, Kentucky, Sept. 24, and the second night of “Aftershock,” staged in Sacramento, California, the first weekend in October. They will also be the closing night headliner at the “Hell & Heaven Metal Fest” in Mexico City on Dec. 4.

Post Malone has the highest chart debut on the Artist Power Index with an appearance at No. 8 after launching his Live Nation-produced “Twelve Carat” tour at CHI Health Center in Omaha, Nebraska, Sept. 10. With shows booked in North American arenas through mid-November, the tour supports his fourth studio album, Twelve Carat Toothache, released on June 3 by Republic Records and Mercury Records.

Prior to the beginning of the tour, he also appeared at a string of festivals in North America and Europe during the summer including Rock in Rio in Brazil (September), Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival in San Francisco (August) and Lollapalooza Stockholm in July.

Rapper Jack Harlow also makes his first appearance on the Artist Power Index after kicking off his new tour dubbed “Come Home The Kids Miss You” that began with a Sept. 6 event at Nashville’s Municipal Auditorium. He lands at No. 30 on the chart based on scheduled performances in Dallas, Houston, Austin and Phoenix following the Nashville opener.

The Louisville native will be on the road with City Girls and The Homies in North America through October. Then he will begin a 14-show stretch through Europe on Nov. 2 in Birmingham, England.

On LIVE75, the “Noisemaker” is The Australian Pink Floyd Show following a 29-position leap after ranking No. 69 in the last issue with a ticket average from three shows. This week’s appearance at No. 40 comes from a nine-show ticket average of 2,869.