Chart Scene: Fuerza Regida Scores Top Chart Debut With ‘Otra Peda’ Sellouts

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Fuerza Regida performs a sold-out show at BMO Stadium in Los Angeles on July 15, 2023, that grossed more than $3.6 million Photo by Kevin Solis / Rancho Humilde

Fuerza Regida is the highest-ranked concert headliner making a debut appearance on LIVE75 this week which earns “Hot Shot” status on the chart. The five-member group from San Bernardino, California ranks seventh overall based on sales figures reported from sold-out concerts in four cities on the “Otra Peda” tour that kicked off in Dallas in July.

Fueling the band’s ranking in this issue were September concerts at Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey; Credit Union 1 Amphitheatre in Chicago; Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena and Charlotte’s PNC Music Pavilion that together moved 58,323 tickets for a per-night average of 14,580.

Last year the Mexican American group played U.S. arenas on its “Del Barrio Hasta Aquí” tour, averaging just over $645,000 in grosses per show. This year’s trek, however, averages $1.36 million per night, based on ticket sales at 19 concerts. The highest gross is $3.68 million at BMO Stadium in Los Angeles, the band’s first stadium date as a headliner. The July 15 performance drew a sellout crowd of 22,392.

Two other artists enter the top 10 on LIVE75 in this issue: SZA at No. 9 and Shania Twain with the tenth ranking. The R&B star’s appearance comes from four sold-out performances on the fall North American leg of her “SOS” tour including a two-night stint at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York with a ticket count of 27,673 and a $4.3 million gross. The country diva’s return to the chart is based on ticket sales at two stops during the European leg of her “Queen of Me” jaunt. Along with 12,572 tickets sold at Utilita Arena in Birmingham, England, she played for 26,086 fans on two nights at Dublin’s 3Arena in late September.

The Artist Power Index features only one debut this week with Lil Uzi Vert entering the chart at No. 33. The rapper’s chart appearance is based on a string of shows in late October as part of the “Pink Tape” tour supporting his third studio album, released earlier this year in June. Along with the tour opener at the Armory in Minneapolis, a concert at Byline Bank Aragon Ballroom in Chicago and two shows at Cincinnati’s Andrew J Brady Icon Music Center all contribute toward the hip hop star’s ranking among the top 50 performers on this week’s chart.

For a second consecutive week, The Weeknd reigns at No. 1 on both LIVE75 and the Artist Power Index with Latin American concerts booked on his “After Hours Til Dawn” global stadium tour. He scores LIVE75’s top ranking with a seven-show ticket average of 54,448 from Mexican stadiums in Guadalupe and Mexico City in September, followed by October stadium dates in Bogotá, Colombia as well as Rio De Janeiro and São Paulo, Brazil.

While he is LIVE75’s top artist for a second week, this marks his third consecutive appearance at No. 1 on the Artist Power Index based on a total of 14 concerts at 10 Latin American venues during the chart’s eligibility timeframe (Sept. 25 through Oct. 25). Among those shows, the highest attendance was recorded at Rio De Janeiro’s Estádio Olímpico Nilton Santos with 71,363 tickets sold for the Oct. 7 sellout.

On LIVE75, Coldplay is classified as the chart’s “Heavy Hitter” for a second week in a row as the headliner with the highest gross average in the rankings. The band takes second on the chart behind The Weeknd with a ticket average of 50,022, also from seven stadium performances, but Coldplay’s gross average of $7,129,178 is higher than The Weeknd’s total by more than $2.2 million per show.

The band also held the “Heavy Hitter” tag for three weeks earlier this year during late-April and early-May with a gross average of $5.9 million from 11 sold-out concerts in Brazil during March. It was the first stretch of dates in 2023 for the “Music of the Spheres” world tour that launched in March of 2022 and is set to run until September of next year.

Sugar Sammy, No. 65 on LIVE75, has the “Breakthrough” tour as the headliner with the most sellouts among artists ranked 26th through 75th. He performed eight sold-out shows at two theaters in Quebec between Sept. 22 and 30, selling 5,710 tickets.