Chart Scene: Paul McCartney Repeats At No. 1 On Live75

Paul McCartney in concert at Fenway Park in Boston on June 7, 2022. (Photo by Barry Chin The Boston Globe / Getty Images)

Paul McCartney lands at the top on LIVE75 for a second week based on sold-ticket counts reported from both Australia and Mexico on his “Got Back” tour that has taken the legendary artist to venues in North and South America, Europe and Oceania in 2023. He ranks No. 1 with an average ticket count of 40,946 per show from three sold-out stadium concerts that together grossed over $18.7 million. His per-show gross average of $6.2 million scores the “Heavy Hitter” classification as the highest among all 75 ranked touring artists on the chart.

His first of two sold-out Australian shows was held at Brisbane’s Suncorp Stadium on Nov. 1 with attendance logged at 38,688 and a gross totaling $6.3 million. Then, on Nov. 4, he appeared at Heritage Bank Stadium in the city of Carrara and performed for 26,108 fans, earning $4 million. The two concerts were the final dates on his six-city trek through the country that kicked off on October 18.

Also included in McCartney’s chart totals is his stadium performance at Mexico City’s Foro Sol on Nov. 14 that drew 58,044 attendees for a whopping $8.4 million box-office haul. It ranks as his second-highest gross of the year, landing behind an Oct. 21 performance at Melbourne’s Marvel Stadium that racked up $9.1 million in sold-ticket revenue.

The ”Hot Shot” status on LIVE75 belongs to Eagles with a chart debut in the top 10 following reported sales figures from four venues booked in November on the band’s “The Long Goodbye” farewell tour. Two sold-out performances at Atlanta’s State Farm Arena followed by sellouts at Spectrum Center in Charlotte and PNC Arena in Raleigh, North Carolina, and a concert at Lexington, Kentucky’s Rupp Arena moved a total of 64,078 tickets. The per-show average of 12,815 from all five performances scores the No. 10 ranking, the highest among the 18 touring acts debuting on the chart.

On the Artist Power Index, Daddy Yankee is ranked highest among the four performers debuting in this issue. The reggaeton star played his final five shows prior to retirement at San Juan’s Coliseo de Puerto Rico from Nov. 30 through Dec. 3, scoring a Live rank which, combined with his standing in the Streaming, Airplay and Social categories, earns the No. 20 ranking overall.

Madonna and Nate Bargatze both earn their LIVE75 ranking based on 18 performances that occurred during November and December. Madonna’s appearance at No. 7 is based on a ticket average of 14,979 from 18 concerts at eight venues during the opening European leg of her “Celebration” tour. Accor Arena in Paris sold 63,781 tickets at four shows while Palau Sant Jordi in Barcelona, Spain, had the top two-show total of 35,324.

Bargatze’s 18-show ticket average is 2,657 based on multiple-show runs at five U.S. venues including the Chicago Theatre with a six-show attendance of 21,069. Then, both Cleveland’s KeyBank State Theatre and Encore Theater at Wynn Las Vegas hosted the comedian for four shows, moving over 18,000 sold seats between them.

LIVE75’s “Noise Maker” is heavy metal band Fear Factory with the biggest one-week move up the chart, a jump to No. 60 with a five-show ticket average of 946 after debuting last week at No. 74. The shows were part of the group’s seven-week tour through Europe.