Chart Scene: Luis Miguel World Tour Jumps To No. 1 On LIVE75

Luis Miguel performs during his tour at Kaseya Center on Oct. 11, 2023, in Miami. (Photo by Alexander Tamargo / Getty Images)

Luis Miguel began 2024 with the third ranking on the first LIVE75 chart of the year, but he moves to No. 1 in this issue based on a 17-show ticket average of 20,808 per night from sales figures reported on his current world tour. The Mexican artist, who launched the trek last August with a run of 10 arena shows in both Buenos Aires and Santiago, played arenas in U.S. cities in the fall before finishing the year in his home country. With 12 of his shows set in stadiums and eight at Arena CDMX in Mexico City, he sold more than 400,000 tickets at 20 performances in Mexico through the end of the year.

His final 17 shows in 2023, which fall in the eligibility period for this week’s LIVE75, moved a total of 353,746 tickets at nine Mexican venues for a combined gross of $51.2 million. The most tickets sold at one venue was 119,302 from the eight arena shows he played in Mexico City, while his best-attended stadium was Estadio Jalisco in Guadalajara, his only two-night stadium event, with a total of 71,034 tickets. The top attendance among the stadiums that hosted a single show was 32,263 at Estadio Cuauhtémoc in Puebla.

Miguel resumed the tour this month beginning with a stadium performance in the Dominican Republic on the 18th, followed by more Latin American dates planned through the end of March. Then shows in the U.S., Canada and Spain are scheduled from April through early August prior to a final series of concerts planned in Mexico in the fall.

On the Artist Power Index, Bruno Mars also jumps to No. 1 after landing right on the cusp for the first two weeks of 2024, following a return to Las Vegas with his residency at Dolby Live at Park MGM. He held the second ranking behind Doja Cat at No. 1 on APX prior to this week’s move which is based on top-20 scores in both the Live and Streaming metrics, along with the 30th Airplay rank and the 72nd position in the Social category.

His latest run of performances at the Park MGM casino kicked off with two shows, Dec. 22-23, followed by a three-show run leading up to New Year’s Eve. Prior to that in 2023, he played 18 shows with the residency beginning early in the year, followed by more dates in May and June and again in August. At all the earlier shows, he grossed over $30 million last year from 92,566 sold tickets at the Las Vegas showroom.

LIVE75’s highest-ranked debut this week belongs to U2, appearing at No. 3 based on a per-show ticket average of 16,586 from eight December concerts at Sphere in Las Vegas. The sold-ticket total from the shows during that month reached 132,693, which brings the band’s overall attendance at the new venue to 413,410 since debuting the “U2: UV Achtung Baby Live at Sphere” residency on Sept. 29. Altogether in 2023, U2 played 25 shows there and grossed $159.8 million. Jan. 26 will mark the group’s return to Sphere, while 14 more shows are planned at the Las Vegas venue through March 2.