Chart Scene: Duran Duran Bows On LIVE75 With ‘Future Past’ Tour

Duran Duran Perform At The O2 Arena
LONDON, ENGLAND – MAY 02: (EDITORIAL USE ONLY) John Taylor and Simon Le Bon of Duran Duran perform on stage during the Future Past tour at The O2 Arena on May 02, 2023 in London, England. (Photo by Jim Dyson/Getty Images)

Duran Duran scores the “Hot Shot” debut on LIVE75 with the highest ranked new chart entry of the week based on box-office success from the band’s “Future Past” tour through North American cities. Seven recent U.S. shows on the summer trek earn the No. 11 position on the chart with a sold-ticket average of 11,424 per night. Six of the concerts are arena dates and a Houston-area engagement at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion is the sole amphitheater event in the mix.

With a total of 12 shows reported from the Live Nation-produced tour, the “Future Past” jaunt has grossed $15 million in North America since May, moving more than 136,000 tickets. Among them, the Houston shed date logged the most sold seats for the group’s performance on June 9 with a ticket count of 13,451, while the highest gross of $1.64 million was recorded in Seattle at Climate Pledge Arena on the 31st of May.

Another string of North American dates will kick off on Aug. 20 and continue through Sept. 23. Included will be arena performances in Las Vegas, Boston, Philadelphia, Washington and Montreal among others, along with amphitheater dates in Cleveland and a two-night stint in Denver. Duran Duran will also make a headlining appearance at the “Bourbon & Beyond” festival in Louisville, Kentucky in September.

blink-182 makes a return to LIVE75 with ticket sales reported from the opening North American leg of the band’s world tour. A total of 20 concerts at 18 arenas on the jaunt fuels a No. 7 chart placement based on a sold-ticket average of 15,120 per show and a gross average of $2.4 million.

The tour, featuring the reunion of the band’s classic lineup, launched on May 4 at Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minnesota following a headlining stint at Coachella just days earlier. With 36 performances at 32 venues, primarily arenas, the world tour has grossed $84 million so far from 563,804 sold tickets through the end of the trek covering Canadian and U.S. cities.

A European leg of the tour will begin in September in Glasgow, Scotland and continue through mid-October, ending with two shows at Manchester, England’s AO Arena. Then in 2024, treks through both Oceania and Latin America are currently planned.

The Artist Power Index features debut appearances on this week’s chart by four performers with Lil Baby ranking the highest among them. He scores the 32nd position on the chart with the launch of his “It’s Only Us” tour on July 26 at Houston’s Toyota Center. There are currently 24 dates booked in U.S. arenas from the opener through Sept. 22 and a final concert planned for FLA Live Arena in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The rapper is also set to headline on the final night of the “Music Midtown Festival” at Atlanta’s Piedmont Park on Sept. 17.

Also making their first appearance on the Artist Power Index during the most recent quarter of 2023 are Nigerian artist Rema who hits the chart at No. 36, followed by Colombian Reggaeton star J Balvin with the 41st slot. Finally, the band Fuerza Regida from San Bernardino, California also enters the chart, landing at No. 47.

On LIVE75, Morgan Wallen claims the “Heavy Hitter” tag with the highest gross average on the chart: a whopping $8.78 million from 12 concerts on his “One Night At A Time” world tour. Along with one arena performance in Grand Rapids, Michigan, the country star played two-show engagements at stadiums in Chicago, Detroit, St. Louis, San Diego and Phoenix as well as a single show in Los Angeles to score a per-show ticket average of 43,334. He takes the No. 5 ranking, marking a bump of one position over his appearance in the previous week’s issue.

Pixies’ tour has “Noise Maker” status with the No. 30 ranking on LIVE75 following a seven-position jump over the band’s placement one week ago. With ticket sales at three reported concerts on the North American tour, the ticket average of 4,661 per show tops last week’s average of 3,819, also from three performances. This week’s totals are based on performances at Pittsburgh’s Stage AE, The Anthem in Washington, D.C. and Boston’s MGM Music Hall at Fenway.