Chart Scene: Bad Bunny Enters Top 10 On Artist Power Index With New Tour Launch

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INDIO, CALIFORNIA – APRIL 14: Bad Bunny performs at the Coachella Stage during the 2023 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival on April 14, 2023 in Indio, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Coachella)

Bad Bunny returns to the Artist Power Index and claims the No. 8 position following the launch of his “Most Wanted Tour” that kicked off on Feb. 21 at Salt Lake City’s Delta Center. The tour supports his fifth studio album, Nadie Sabe Lo Que Va a Pasar Mañana, released last October, with dates currently booked in North American cities through late May.

It is his first arena tour since 2022’s “El Último Tour del Mundo” that saw 574,191 tickets sold during a two-month span with a gross totaling $113 million. That tour, along with his first all-stadium trek, the “World’s Hottest Tour” from Aug. 5 through Dec. 10 in the same year, propelled the Puerto Rican rapper/singer to No. 1 on 2022’s Top 200 Worldwide Tours based on a box-office haul of more than $393 million from over two million sold tickets.

This year’s tour, promoted by Live Nation and Rimas Entertainment, will feature 47 concerts at arenas in 31 U.S. and Canadian cities including eight venues with shows booked on two nights. Also, Arena in Los Angeles, Chicago’s United Center, Barclays Center in Brooklyn and Kaseya Center in Miami will each host Bad Bunny for three shows during the run.

On LIVE75, Canadian DJ and music producer Excision scores “Hot Shot” recognition as the top-ranked debut of the week with multiple-show appearances at two western U.S. venues. He earns the seventh ranking on the chart based partly on ticket sales from “The Thunderdome,” his three-show event in the Seattle market held at the Tacoma Dome. This year’s sold-out performances featured multiple artists nightly, Feb. 2-4, and moved a total of 45,917 sold tickets for a $3.3 million gross.

Then on Feb. 9, he took his “Nexus Tour” to Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco and appeared along with ATLiens, Ray Volpe and others for a two-night engagement. Ticket sales from both performances, promoted by Another Planet Entertainment, totaled 17,453 for a gross of $1.4 million.

Of the 27 tours making their debut on LIVE75, two more headliners follow Excision with a Top-10 appearance, beginning with the legendary band Eagles at No. 9 along with K-pop group ENHYPEN in the tenth position.

Eagles averaged 11,525 sold seats per show based on four concerts at two arenas on the band’s current “The Long Goodbye” tour set to play North American venues through March 16. The ticket count at Footprint Center in Phoenix, Jan. 19-20, totaled 24,011, while Moody Center in Austin, Texas logged 22,091 sold seats on Feb. 2-3.

ENHYPEN’s sold-ticket average was 11,026 per show from seven performances in January at venues in Taiwan, Singapore and Macau, along with an early February stadium date in New Clark City, Philippines that drew 23,794 fans. Produced by HYBE, the eight concerts during the boy band’s “Fate” tour grossed $17.2 million to average $2.1 million per show, making the band one of only two headliners – along with Luis Miguel – to score an average gross in the $2 million range.