Chart Scene: Morgan Wallen Debuts Following New Tour Launch

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LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – SEPTEMBER 23: Morgan Wallen performs at the iHeartRadio Music Festival on September 23, 2022 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Toni Anne Barson/FilmMagic)

Morgan Wallen makes his first appearance this year on LIVE75 after kicking off his “One Night At A Time” world tour’s U.S. leg at American Family Field in Milwaukee on April 14-15. The country star averaged 26,146 sold tickets per show at five recent performances to land at No. 3 as the “Hot Shot” touring artist with the highest-ranked debut.

Along with the Milwaukee shows that grossed $16.3 million from a total of 84,766 sold stadium seats, his second American date at KFC Yum! Center in Louisville, Kentucky on April 20 also contributed to his box-office averages. That arena performance drew a capacity crowd of 16,295, earning a $3.76 million gross.

In addition to the shows stateside, ticket sales from two concerts at Qudos Bank Arena in Sydney during the tour’s opening trek through four cities in Australia and New Zealand in March are also included for chart eligibility this week. His ticket count there was 29,669 for a gross of $3.3 million. From sold ticket counts reported at the five concerts, his combined gross totals $23.4 million with attendance at all three venues reaching 130,730.

Wallen also sees a two-position boost on the Artist Power Index, earning the third-ranking after taking the fifth slot in the previous issue. He has the 11th-highest Live score among all 50 ranked performers but is second overall – behind The Weeknd – in the Airplay category.

Metallica has the highest debut on the Artist Power Index, appearing at No. 10 on the strength of the first two performances on the band’s “M72” world tour that kicked off at Johan Cruijff Arena in Amsterdam on April 27 and 29. Those two shows alone earn the group the 27th-best Live rank of the week which ensures their stand in the top 10.

More European stadium dates and the tour’s first trek through North America are planned for later this year, but Metallica is set to remain on the road into 2024. Multiple-night stadium dates are booked on both continents next year from May through September.

Also making an APX debut is Shania Twain, ranked No. 42 with the launch of her own new tour. Four concerts at the first three arenas on the “Queen of Me” jaunt fuel the country-pop star’s chart appearance. After the tour opener on April 28 at Spokane Arena in Washington state, she played Seattle’s Climate Pledge Arena the next evening and a two-night run at Vancouver’s Rogers Arena the following week.

On LIVE75, Post Malone makes a debut in the top 10 after playing the first five dates on his “Twelve Carat” tour’s current trek through European cities that runs through the 20th of May. Arena sellouts in Oslo, Stockholm, Copenhagen, Antwerp and Zürich moved a total of 70,180 tickets, averaging 14,036 per show to take the No. 8 ranking. His multiple-show gross from the five markets is $5.73 million.

Maroon 5 is ranked No. 27 on LIVE75 based on a ticket average of 4,628 from the first seven sold-out performances of the group’s “M5LV” concert residency at Dolby Live at Park MGM in Las Vegas. The production that debuted on the Strip on March 24 packed the house from opening night through the most recently reported performance on April 7, earning the group the “Breakthrough” tag with the most sellouts recorded among those touring artists who rank outside the top 25.

On both the Artist Power Index and LIVE75, the top-ranked artists retain their hold on No. 1 for another week after multiple appearances atop the charts. Taylor Swift makes it seven in a row on APX based on 16 shows that fall in the chart eligibility timeframe – from opening night in Phoenix on March 17 through the end of April and her three-night stint at Atlanta.

Coldplay tops LIVE75 for a third consecutive week based on multiple stadium sellouts on the group’s final push through Latin America, March 10-28.