Chart Scene: Beyoncé Debuts On LIVE75 With European Tour

AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS – JUNE 18: (EDITORIAL USE ONLY) (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Beyoncé performs onstage during the “RENAISSANCE WORLD TOUR” at Johan Cruijff Arena on June 18, 2023 in Amsterdam, Netherlands. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage for Parkwood)

Reported box-office figures from the opening European leg of Beyoncés “Renaissance” world tour earn the superstar “Hot Shot” status on LIVE75 as the touring headliner with the highest-ranked debut. Landing at No. 5, she averaged 50,051 sold tickets per concert based on sales from 15 performances at nine stadiums eligible to be counted in this week’s chart tallies.

Her highest attendance was 240,330 at London’s Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, May 29 through June 4, which generated a whopping $42 million in ticket sales at five sold-out shows. Two other stadiums on the tour also hosted multiple performances with one selling over 100,000 tickets. Her shows on June 27-28 at PGE Narodowy in Warsaw, Poland topped that number by 8,141 seats. She also played a two-night engagement in Amsterdam at Johan Cruijff Arena, moving a total of 97,657 tickets at both concerts.

So far on the “Renaissance” trek, Beyoncé has grossed over $154 million at 21 concerts staged in eight European countries during May and June. Her ticket count currently totals 1,047,385 from 14 stadiums on the continent. Now on the road in North America, she launched the summer run at Toronto’s Rogers Centre with concerts on July 8 and 9. Her first U.S. performance was at Philadelphia’s Lincoln Financial Field on the 12th.

Drake has the top ranking on the Artist Power Index among concert performers making their debut appearance. He hits the chart at No. 4 based on top-50 scores in all four metrics: Live, Airplay, Social and Streaming where he has the second-highest rank overall behind The Weekend who is first in the category.

Two-show stints at Chicago’s United Center, Little Caesars Arena in Detroit and Boston’s TD Garden kicked off his “It’s All a Blur” tour with 21 Savage which is currently booked through Oct. 9 in U.S. and Canadian cities. The tour – his first major road effort since 2019 – promotes the studio album Her Loss, a collaborative project between both rappers that was released last November through OVO Sound and Republic Records.

LIVE75 has a new No. 1 this week as Harry Styles jumps two positions to head up the ranking of the best-attended active tours based on multiple shows from his “Love On Tour,” now just days away from the end of its almost two-year run. His ticket average of 62,072 sold seats per show surpasses Ed Sheeran’s average by 372 tickets to earn the top spot, dropping the “Mathematics” tour to No. 2 after it held the top ranking for three consecutive weeks.

Styles has 21 concerts eligible for chart inclusion in this issue with the four staged at Wembley Stadium in London producing the best attendance. His shows there from June 14 through 17 racked up a ticket count of 335,394 and a gross sum of $37.1 million. The sole three-show event among his tour stops was an engagement at Johan Cruijff Arena, June 4-6.

George Strait retains his “Heavy Hitter” classification on LIVE75 as the artist with the highest gross average for a fourth week, averaging $13.7 million per show based on recent concerts at four U.S. stadiums. Single performances in Columbus, Ohio; Milwaukee, Seattle and Denver generated a combined gross of $54.8 million from 229,337 sold seats.

Stadiums in Nashville, Tampa and Atlanta are among the venues that fill out Strait’s calendar for the remainder of the year. His final appearance on stage in 2023 will be at a pair of shows at Dickies Arena in Fort Worth, Texas in November.

Australian band Lime Cordiale has the largest week-to-week jump in the rankings on LIVE75 to score the “Noise Maker” tag, moving 12 notches up the chart to No. 59 based on an 899-ticket average at four performances at UK venues. The Sydney-based band performed at clubs in Cardiff, Wales; Newcastle, England and Edinburgh, Scotland before appearing at the O2 Forum Kentish Town in London for a crowd of 2,108.