Chart Scene: Roger Waters European Tour Scores On LIVE75

Roger Waters Performs In Milan
MILAN, ITALY – MARCH 31: Roger Waters performs at Mediolanum Forum of Assago on March 31, 2023 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by Sergione Infuso/Corbis via Getty Images)

Roger Waters appears on LIVE75 for the first time since charting in the Oct. 24 issue following the opening North American leg of his “This Is Not a Drill” tour that kicked off last summer. This week he lands at No. 7 based on ticket sales at arenas on the tour’s European leg that began on March 17 in Lisbon, Portugal.

With performances at Zürich’s Hallenstadion, WiZink Center in Madrid, Mediolanum Forum in Assago near Milan and Unipol Arena in Bologna, Italy, he scores a ticket average of 13,120 and earns “Hot Shot” status as the touring artist with the highest-ranked debut on the chart.

Waters launched his tour July 6, 2022 and racked up $70 million from 561,235 sold tickets at 43 concerts in North American cities. Arena in Los Angeles and New York’s Madison Square Garden were his most successful venues at the box office last year, both with grosses topping $4 million from two-show engagements. Chase Center in San Francisco, Mexico City’s Palacio de Los Deportes, Scotiabank Arena in Toronto and Philadelphia’s Wells Fargo Center also hosted the tour for two nights, and all four recorded grosses in the $3 million range.

Beyoncé returns to the Artist Power Index for the first time since earning the No. 36 ranking in the Feb. 13 issue based solely on Streaming, Airplay and Social scores. With the start of her “Renaissance” world tour at Friends Arena in Stockholm on May 10, she earns a Live rank this week to add to the scores in the other three chart categories, fueling her jump to No. 4 overall.

Her last solo tour was “Formation” in 2016 which grossed over $256 million from 2.24 million tickets at 49 concerts in North America and Europe. She is back on both continents this year with the new tour which supports her seventh studio album, released last July. Beyoncé will remain in Europe through the end of June before heading to Toronto the next month. She then has shows booked in 26 cities in the U.S. and Canada through the end of September. 

After three weeks in the second position on LIVE75, Luke Combs moves up one spot to claim No. 1 based on a six-show ticket average of 54,250 from five U.S. stadiums on his world tour. His average gross of $5.28 million per show earns the “Heavy Hitter” classification as the highest of the week. The country star is the only artist with a gross average topping $5 million, yet Morgan Wallen has a $4.4 million average per show while Ed Sheeran’s average comes to just over $2 million. Nine other artists on the chart have a gross average in the $1 million range.

On the Artist Power Index, Taylor Swift and Post Malone repeat for a second week at Nos. 1 and 2, respectively, based on multiple performances on their ongoing tours. Three-night engagements in Tampa, Houston, Atlanta and Nashville keep Swift in the top position on the chart, while concerts at eight arenas in Europe contribute to Malone’s second-place finish. He debuted on the chart two weeks ago, entering at No. 3 following the April kickoff of his “Twelve Carat” tour’s European leg.LIVE75’s “Noise Maker” tag goes to Greta Van Fleet, ranked in the top 10 after a jump of nine positions. The band had the No. 19 slot one week ago but averaged 9,630 sold tickets per show at three performances to score a bump this week. Two California events – a March 24 concert at Honda Center in Anaheim and one on the 28th at Sacramento’s Golden 1 Center – drew over 11,000 fans each, while a show at the Reno (Nevada) Events Center on March 26 sold 5,871 tickets. All the March concerts, part of the “Dreams in Gold” tour last fall, were rescheduled dates that were moved to 2023 due to health issues within the group.