Sunday, March 24, 2013

Elton John #1 Global Tour

Elton John lands at No. 1 on the weekly Hot Tours tally with box office totals reported from four dates in Brazil on his concert tour that launched last November in Australia. The tour, dubbed 40th Anniversary of the Rocket Man Tour, celebrates the 1972 release of the single "Rocket Man (I Think It's Going to Be a Long, Long Time)" and features other hits from the veteran singer's long career.


The South American leg of John’s tour kicked off in São Paulo in late February and included stops in Chile, Argentina and Uruguay before returning to Brazil for a March 5 concert at Porto Alegre's Estádio Zequinha, the first performance reported for this week's recap. Adding the shows in the Brazilian cities of Brasília, Belo Horizonte and Recife that occurred on March 8, 9 and 10 respectively, gross sales from all four concerts totaled $6.3 million.

ACT
Total Gross
Show Dates
Show Venue/City (Shows/Sellouts)
Total Attendance (Capacity)

1) ELTON JOHN
$6,332,640
March 5-10
Estádio Zequinha, Porto Alegre, Brazil (1/0)
Centro de Convenções, Brasília, Brazil (1/0)
Estádio do Mineirão, Belo Horizonte, Brazil (1/1)
Chevrolet Hall, Recife, Brazil (1/0)
52,492 (57,176)

2) KENNY CHESNEY
$4,271,090
March 16
Raymond James Stadium, Tampa (1/0)
47,492 (51,243)

3) GEORGE STRAIT
$3,413,562
March 1-2
Thompson-Boling Arena, Knoxville, Tenn. (1/1)
Rupp Arena, Lexington, Ky. (1/1)
41,836 (41,836)

4) RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS
$2,192,159
March 5-6
Palacio de los Deportes, Mexico City (2/0)
41,038 (41,118)

5) ERIC CLAPTON
$1,803,114
March 16-17
Toyota Center, Houston (1/1)
Frank Erwin Center, Austin (1/1)
23,049 (23,049)

- Billboard

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