12th Circle Chart Music Awards In Seoul Show
SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA – FEBRUARY 18: Soobin, Hueningkai, Beomgyu, Yeonjun and Taehyun of boy band TOMORROW X TOGETHER perform onstage during the Circle Chart Music Awards at the KSPO Dome on February 18, 2023 in Seoul, South Korea. (Photo by Han Myung-Gu/WireImage)

TOMORROW X TOGETHER breaks into the top five on LIVE75 and earns the “Hot Shot” classification as the highest-ranked concert headliner making their chart debut this week. The South Korean boy band is fifth with a 10-show ticket average of 13,736 from concerts on the “Act: Sweet Mirage” tour that launched at Olympic Gymnastics Arena – also known as KSPO Dome – in Seoul.

The two sold-out shows on March 25-26 drew 21,445 fans for the tour’s opening weekend and grossed over $2.4 million at the box office. It was the first of seven dates booked in Asian cities through the end of April.

Among the group’s events that landed in the eligibility period for this week’s chart were two-show engagements at Saitama Super Arena, Yokohama Arena and Nagoya International Exhibition Hall – all in Japanese cities, along with the first three American dates on the tour schedule.

The group played Charlotte, North Carolina’s Spectrum Center on May 6, followed by a two-night event at UBS Arena in Belmont Park, New York, May 9-10, and a single show on the 16th at Washington’s Capital One Arena. Three more U.S. venues are booked this month.

TOMORROW X TOGETHER follows fellow South Korean Suga who ranks fourth on LIVE75, also based on a 10-show ticket average from arena concerts. The K-pop star, who is also a member of BTS, recently wrapped the opening North American leg of his solo concert tour, dubbed the “Agust D Tour.”

He also was the “Hot Shot” touring headliner on last week’s chart, making his debut at No. 6 based on ticket sales from U.S. venues on the trek. Suga’s two-position jump this week is based on an average of 15,119 tickets sold per show at five arenas. First was a two-night stint at UBS Arena followed by one concert at Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey and three at Allstate Arena in the Chicago market. He also performed for two nights at two west coast buildings: Kia Forum in Inglewood, California and the Bay Area’s Oakland Arena.

Ozuna has the highest ranked debut on the Artist Power Index this week, landing at No. 31 with a Live rank based solely on his tour’s opening night performance at Pechanga Arena in San Diego. The May 18 event was the beginning of a stretch of arena dates booked in support of the Puerto Rican singer-songwriter’s new live album Ozu Vivo. Along with a North American schedule through early July, he will also perform in Europe later this summer in July and August.

The Artist Power Index spotlights Taylor Swift who makes her 10th consecutive appearance as the chart’s highest ranked performer, a feat accomplished by only two other artists: Justin Bieber and Ed Sheeran, both with 10 or more No. 1’s in a row during 2022. Her hold on the top spot appears solid and perhaps untouchable while on tour as she is the only concert headliner who scores among the top four on all four metrics which determine chart positions: Live, Streaming, Airplay and Social.

Luke Combs remains atop LIVE75 for a third week with a four-show ticket average of 56,110 from his world tour’s current North American leg. His stadium events at Detroit’s Ford Field, Pittsburgh’s Acrisure Stadium, Soldier Field in Chicago and U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis moved 224,441 tickets for a gross of $22 million – an average of $5.5 million per night which earns “Heavy Hitter” status this week.

LIVE75’s “Breakthrough” artist for a second week is Snow Tha Product with the most sellouts recorded for a tour ranked outside the top 25. The rapper is No. 45 with eight sellouts on her current tour. Meanwhile, the “Noisemaker” with the highest chart jump in one week is Texas band Pecos & The Rooftops, ranked No. 48 with a sold-ticket average of 1,046 from five concerts. That’s a 24-position bump over their 72nd ranking in the previous issue.