P!NK jumps two positions to grab the No. 1 spot on LIVE75 for the first time since launching her “Summer Carnival” tour earlier this year. She earns the highest ranking based on ticket sales figures reported from the final four stadium dates on the tour – aside from a late-November performance originally planned for September but rescheduled due to illness.
With a ticket total of 190,312 from October performances at Snapdragon Stadium in San Diego; SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California; Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas and Chase Field in Phoenix, she averaged 47,578 sold seats per show to score the No. 1 position. And with a four-show gross of $30.9 million, she averaged more than $7.7 million per night to earn “Heavy Hitter” status as the touring artist with the highest gross average of the week.
Historically, this is the second time P!NK has topped LIVE75 in her career. She was the first female concert headliner to score the highest ranking on the chart when she took No. 1 in the May 13, 2019 issue. It came six weeks after the chart made its debut in Pollstar at the beginning of April that year. Her first appearance at No. 1 was based on sales from three sold-out performances on her “Beautiful Trauma” world tour.
On the Artist Power Index, The Weeknd extends his chart-topping stint at No. 1 to a fifth consecutive week based on concerts in Latin American stadiums during his world tour’s final stretch of shows this year. Eight shows at stadiums in Brazil, Chile, Argentina, Peru and Mexico completed the tour’s 2023 run that also included a summer trek through European cities.
Box office figures have been reported for two of the Latin American venues that hosted the tour for two nights. Allianz Parque in São Paulo, Brazil, welcomed 97,892 attendees at concerts on Oct. 10-11 for a gross of $9.2 million. Then Santiago, Chile’s Bicentenario La Florida Stadium sold 50,133 tickets for shows Oct. 15-16, grossing $5.06 million.
The “After Hours til Dawn” tour was originally scheduled to wrap this year with a four-city trek through Australia and New Zealand during November and December. Those dates were postponed recently, however, and new 2024 dates in Oceania will be announced at a future date.
There are 23 touring artists making their first appearance on LIVE75 this week and three on the Artist Power Index including the legendary band U2, debuting at No. 27 on APX based on 12 performances at the new Sphere at the Venetian Resort in Las Vegas that fall in the eligibility period for the chart. The group’s residency, named “U2:UV Achtung Baby Live at Sphere,” launched on Sept. 29 with dates originally booked through mid-December, but has since been extended into 2024.
Making the highest-ranked debut on LIVE75 as the “Hot Shot” tour of the week is Travis Scott, who lands at No. 5 based on three performances at two venues on his “Utopia-Circus Maximus” tour that recently launched in mid-October. The first box office totals reported from the tour include a sold-out engagement at Footprint Center in Phoenix that moved 29,312 tickets at two concerts, Oct. 25-26, for a gross of $3.7 million. The rapper also performed in Las Vegas three days later, welcoming 10,312 fans to the MGM Grand Garden Arena and grossing $1.5 million. Produced by Live Nation, the concerts averaged 13,208 per show to earn a Top 5 placement.
The only other headliner to score a Top 10 debut on LIVE75 is heavy metal band Avenged Sevenfold with a ticket average of 11,399, the ninth-highest on the chart. The group joins the chart rankings based on final box office counts from the fall leg of the “Life is But A Dream…” North American tour that kicked off earlier in the summer.
The top gross among the nine performances included in this week’s chart tallies is $872,873 from Dickies Arena in Fort Worth, Texas. The group played the arena on Oct. 15 and sold 10,946 tickets. However, the tour’s debut performance on June 9 produced the highest gross overall with $1.23 million in ticket revenue earned from 12,809 sold seats at Kia Forum in Inglewood, California.
Billy Strings (No. 20) is the “Noise Maker” on LIVE75 with the best upward movement in one week: a jump of six positions based on a 5,402-ticket average from eight performances at U.S. venues. His best gross among them came at Cable Dahmer Arena in Independence, Missouri where he sold 10,241 tickets on Oct. 13-14.