Chart Scene: The Weeknd’s European Tour Prompts Return To Chart

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EAST RUTHERFORD, NEW JERSEY – JULY 16: The Weeknd performs at the “After Hours Til Dawn” Tour at Met Life Stadium on July 16, 2022 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for Live Nation)

The Weeknd makes a return appearance on the Artist Power Index for the first time in seven weeks, entering the chart at No. 5 following the first performance in Europe on his “After Hours til Dawn Tour.” An outdoor concert on June 6 at Passeio Maritimo de Algés on the waterfront in Lisbon, Portugal marked the beginning of his summertime stretch through multiple European cities. During the 10-week, 22-city run booked through August, he is set to play stadiums and concert sites in 15 countries. A Latin American leg of the tour will follow beginning in late September.

The R&B star launched his tour in North America last year, beginning with a sold-out performance on July 14 at Philadelphia’s Lincoln Financial Field that drew a crowd of 46,486. Through the end of 2022, he racked up a total gross of $148.4 million at 21 concerts, moving just over one million tickets in 19 U.S. and Canadian cities. His highest gross during the fall was $17.6 million earned from two shows at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California, marking his last tour stop of the year in late November.

Guns N’ Roses debuts on APX at No. 18 based on the first two 2023 concerts on the band’s “We’re F’N’ Back! Tour” that resumed on June 1. Their first performance of the year was in the United Arab Emirates at Abu Dhabi’s Etihad Arena, followed by a show on the 5th at Park Hayarkon in Tel Aviv, Israel. The tour is currently continuing in Europe this month and through July 22 before returning to North America in August.

With primarily stadiums, large outdoor concert sites and a handful of arenas booked since the tour first kicked off two years ago, the veteran hard rockers have averaged about $2.9 million in grosses per show, based on box office reports from 57 of the venues on the trek. The ticket sales average from the world tour comes to about 30,000 per concert.

On LIVE75, Red Hot Chili Peppers has the highest ranked debut on the chart, scoring the No. 3 position as this week’s “Hot Shot” tour based on ticket sales at four American venues. San Diego’s Snapdragon Stadium, State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona, the Alamodome in San Antonio and Houston’s Minute Maid Park all hosted the band during May on their global stadium tour, averaging 39,462 sold seats per concert.

The group is one of three to debut in the top five on the chart this week. Dead & Company follows at No. 4 with a six-show ticket average of 16,637 from the first five venues on their final tour including the opener at Kia Forum in Inglewood, California on May 19-20. Meanwhile, blink-182 takes the fifth spot with a 15-show average of 16,393 sold seats on the band’s new world tour that launched in May. They have dates planned through April of next year in Europe, Oceania and Latin America as well as the U.S. and Canada.

Taylor Swift continues her stand at No. 1 on the Artist Power Index based on three-night runs of shows in the Philadelphia, Boston, New York City and Chicago markets during her “Eras” stadium jaunt. For Luke Combs, who remains at No. 1 on LIVE75 for another week, his chart ranking is based on sold-ticket revenue at three concert performances during his 2023 world tour.

The “Noisemaker” on LIVE75 with the largest move up the chart is comedian Jo Koy who takes the No. 15 ranking after an eight-position jump based on sales percentages at four venues. Along with a show at Silva Concert Hall in Eugene, Oregon that drew 2,419 fans, he also performed for arena crowds of 10,857 and 12,906 at Portland, Oregon’s Moda Center and the SAP Center at San Jose, California during May. Also figured in his attendance totals is a recent performance on June 3 at Qudos Bank Arena in Sydney, Australia.