Chart Scene: The Chicks Score Top Chart Debut With North American Sellouts

The Chicks In Concert Clarkston, MI
CLARKSTON, MICHIGAN – SEPTEMBER 28: (L-R) Emily Strayer, Natalie Maines and Martie Maguire of The Chicks perform at Pine Knob Music Theatre on September 28, 2022 in Clarkston, Michigan. (Photo by Scott Legato/Getty Images)

LIVE75’s highest-ranked debut belongs to The Chicks based on box-office totals at three recent concerts on the group’s current world tour, set to finish its North American trek on Sept. 23 before heading to Australia and New Zealand for a final leg in October. Sales totals reported from two U.S. venues and one in Canada reflect a ticket count totaling 32,950 and an average of 10,983 sold per show. It earns the 12-time Grammy Award winners the 17th position and “Hot Shot” classification as the headliner with the best ranking for a first appearance on the chart.

The trio performed for a sellout crowd of 10,185 at the Constellation Brands-Marvin Sands Performing Arts Center in Canandaigua, New York, Aug. 11, grossing $602,318. Then, later in August on the 26th, they sold out one concert at Madison, Wisconsin’s Kohl Center for 10,012 fans. A Sept. 8 Canadian performance at Rogers Place in Edmonton, Alberta was also reported recently showing 12,753 tickets bought by a sellout crowd. Grosses from all three events total $2.9 million.

The Chicks launched the ongoing world tour in June of last year with a run of outdoor amphitheater dates in North America through mid-October. From shows reported in 2022, the tour averaged 8,296 sold seats and a gross of $695k per show. Then in June of this year, it resumed in Europe after an eight-month break and averaged 7,480 sold seats per night with a gross average of $633k at eight headlining dates.

Beyoncé continues her streak as LIVE75’s “Heavy Hitter” for a seventh consecutive week based on reported grosses from her “Renaissance” world tour. She has remained the artist with the highest gross average on the chart longer than any other concert headliner in 2023, surpassing both Red Hot Chili Peppers and George Strait who both held that status for a five-week span earlier in the year.

Only two other acts have appeared on the chart with the “Heavy Hitter” classification for a longer stretch. Bad Bunny kept the tag for 13 weeks in a row between August and November of last year based on sales totals reported from his “World’s Hottest Tour.”

The Rolling Stones, though, were first with an extended hold on the status. For eight consecutive weeks, from July to September in 2019, the band scored the top gross average during the first North American leg of the “No Filter” tour.

Although no performers debut on the Artist Power Index this week, five concert headliners return to the chart after having previously appeared at some point during the most recent quarter of the year. The highest ranked among them is Coldplay, landing at No. 17 on the strength of one performance that lands in the chart’s eligibility time frame: a concert at Seattle’s Lumen Field on Sept. 20, the first of four North American stadium dates this fall.