Chart Scene: Morgan Wallen, Back On The Road, Back On The Charts

Morgan Wallen's Dangerous Tour, Night 2 at Los Angeles' Arena
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – SEPTEMBER 25: Morgan Wallen performs onstage during Morgan Wallen’s Dangerous Tour, Night 2 at Los Angeles’ Arena on September 25, 2022 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by John Shearer/Getty Images)

Morgan Wallen is back on his “One Night At A Time” world tour after several weeks of vocal rest following a vocal cord injury, and he returned in a big way. The country star was back on stage on June 22 and 23, performing at Chicago’s Wrigley Field to resume the tour that is currently booked this year into December. With sell-out crowds on both nights, he sold a total of 82,793 tickets and grossed over $16.4 million at the stadium event.

He followed those concerts with a stop at Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids, Michigan on the 27th for a rescheduled date originally planned for April 27. The gross at the show topped $2.8 million from a packed house of 11,092 fans. Sales from both venues bring the total take from the tour’s North American leg to more than $56 million from 285,682 sold tickets at 10 concerts since the middle of April.

The recent dates propel Wallen back on the Artist Power Index and LIVE75 after falling off both charts during his weeks off the road. He returns to the LIVE75 rankings and lands in the top 10, scoring the sixth position with a three-show ticket average of 31,295. On APX, he enters at No. 11 with the only return appearance on the top half of the chart this week.

On the lower half of the Artist Power Index, though, four performers make their debut appearance, while four more return to the chart after a brief period out of the rankings. The highest ranked among them is Halsey who scores No. 32 based on the first three performances on the singer’s brief string of concert appearances this summer. Two of the shows were held at Prudential Hall in Newark, New Jersey and the third at Hard Rock Live in Hollywood, Florida.

Tears For Fears debuts at No. 43 with the first three dates on the duo’s “Tipping Point Tour Part II” that launched at Hard Rock Live in Atlantic City, New Jersey on June 23. Shows followed at New York City’s Madison Square Garden and Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut where ticket sales reached 6,701 for a gross of $776,950.

A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie and Miguel also make their first APX chart appearance at Nos. 49 and 50, respectively – the rapper with a string of seven concerts on his “Me vs. Myself” tour during June. Miguel’s ranking follows his appearance at the Juneteenth celebration concert at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles.

The four artists returning to the chart are Alicia Keys at No. 39 based on dates on her “Keys to the Summer” tour and Kodak Black ranked 46th after a June 26 performance at his hometown venue, Pompano Beach (Florida) Amphitheater. Carrie Underwood is at No. 47 after resuming her Las Vegas residency at The Theatre at Resorts World on June 21, and Bebe Rexha re-enters in the 48th position based on 16 recent shows on her North American summer tour.

On LIVE75, Harry Styles lands on the chart for the first time in the past month, scoring “Hot Shot” status as the highest-ranked debut of the week. He takes the No. 3 spot based on a 14-show ticket average of 53,422. With sold-out shows at seven stadiums on the pop superstar’s “Love On Tour,” now in its homestretch, he moved 747,914 tickets for a combined gross of $84 million. That brings his tour’s overall box-office counts to $506 million from almost 4 million sold tickets since September 2021.

Also, on LIVE75, Dave Matthews Band earns the “Noise Maker” classification as the concert headliner with the biggest jump up the chart. The group has the No. 27 ranking in this issue following an 11-position move after ranking 38th one week ago. Two May concerts at Mexican venues along with one shed date on the current summer trek fuel their leap in the rankings.