Chart Scene: The Lumineers’ Top Chart Debut Follows U.S. Summer Tour Launch

Bergenfest 2023 Day 1
BERGEN, NORWAY – JUNE 14: (L-R) Neyla Pekarek, Stelth Ulvang, Jeremiah Fraites, Wesley Schultz from the band The Lumineers perform on stage during day 1 of Bergenfest 2023 on June 14, 2023 in Bergen, Norway. (Photo by Per Ole Hagen/Redferns)

Entering LIVE75 at No. 10 is the Denver-based folk rock band The Lumineers with the “Hot Shot” classification as the concert headliner with the highest debut on this week’s chart. The top-10 ranking follows the launch of the group’s late-summer trek through U.S. cities that began in Bangor, Maine on Aug. 16. The opening concert at Maine Savings Amphitheater welcomed a sellout crowd of 14,161 for a performance that grossed $1,054,746.

With shows at six more outdoor amphitheaters in New York, Pennsylvania, Michigan and Wisconsin, the band’s sold-ticket count totaled 102,629, an average per show of 14,661 to take the tenth spot. The top grosser was the opening night performance in Maine, while the most tickets were sold at Darien Lake Performing Arts Center in Darien Center, New York. The sellout on Aug. 22 drew a total of 18,403 fans.

This summer’s outdoor amphitheater dates stretch through the middle of September, marking a continuation of The Lumineers’ “Brightside” tour that racked up over $45 million last year at 62 shows in Europe and North America following the release of the group’s latest studio album early in the year. The 2022 tour culminated with a final performance on Sept. 3 at Chicago’s Wrigley Field and a sellout crowd of 40,683. With a total of 59 venues on both continents on the schedule, the overall ticket count last year was 748,538.

The top debut on the Artist Power Index belongs to Lady Gaga who enters at No. 18 in her first appearance since playing stadiums in Europe and North America on last year’s “The Chromatica Ball” concert tour. She lands on the chart following her return to Dolby Live at Park MGM Las Vegas on Aug. 31 to kick off a twelve-show run of her “Jazz & Piano” production at the casino’s performance venue.

Since her first residency event debuted at the Las Vegas venue at the end of 2018, she has grossed $80 million from 274,776 sold tickets at 52 shows. Last year, her ticket count at Dolby Live was 46,196 from nine performances during April and May. 

On LIVE75, Ed Sheeran returns to the top to score the No. 1 ranking for the seventh time in 2023, having most recently held the highest position in the Aug. 14 issue. This week he averages 72,916 sold seats per show at six stadium events during the homestretch of his “Mathematics” world tour that is set to wrap later this month. His sold-out concerts at Chicago’s Soldier Field, GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Denver’s Empower Field at Mile High, Seattle’s Lumen Field and B.C. Place in Vancouver moved a total of 437,496 tickets for a $42.9 million gross.

Taylor Swift’s domination of the No. 1 ranking on the Artist Power Index continues for a 25th consecutive week after she first claimed the top position in the March 27 issue. This week, she holds the top spot after scoring highest in both the Airplay and Social metrics and third in the Streaming category. Her Live rank is the second-best on the chart – behind Beyoncé – and is based on her final three performances at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California and a four-show run at Foro Sol stadium in Mexico City which wrapped the opening North American leg of her “Eras” tour.