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Shania Twain's Farewell Tour: $40 Million Grossed, and Counting


Billboard
By Bob Allen
August 27, 2015


Country superstars Kenny Chesney and Shania Twain head up the list of touring artists on this week’s slate of Hot Tours (see list, below) with multi-million dollar box office profits reported to Billboard from their ongoing North American treks.

Chesney’s top ranking is based on $12.7 million in revenue from four concerts during the homestretch of his Big Revival tour that wraps on Saturday, Aug. 29. Along with an arena performance in Salt Lake City (Aug. 6) and an amphitheater date in Bangor, Maine (Aug. 13), he played return engagements for sellout crowds at stadiums in the Denver and New York City markets.

His performance at Sports Authority Field at Mile High marked his third appearance at the Denver stadium, having also stopped there during 2013’s No Shoes Nation tour and the Brothers of the Sun tour the previous summer. With Jason Aldean as co-headliner for this year’s event, the Aug. 1 concert topped his previous gross and attendance records at the venue, earning $5.2 million from a packed house of 54,674 fans.

He also returned to MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. for a repeat performance, his fourth turn at headlining the NFL venue. The concert on Aug. 15, also with Aldean, racked up $6 million from 58,642 sold seats at the stadium, again topping the box office records from his three previous tours.

Twain earns her second-place showing with $5.2 million in revenue reported from five arena performances during the summer leg of the Rock This Country tour. The first show included in this tally was her concert in Louisville, Ky. on Aug. 3 that drew more than 10,000 fans. A similar sold ticket count was logged on the following evening at her concert in St. Louis. Next were shows in two more Midwestern cities, Des Moines, Iowa (Aug. 6) and Kansas City, Mo. (Aug. 7) and finally the fifth market, Austin, and her Aug. 9 concert on the campus of the University of Texas. Combined attendance from all five cities totaled 56,589 with sellouts reported at two of the venues -- Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines and Kansas City’s Sprint Center.

Sales from the Rock this Country tour have reached the $40 million mark so far, with 13 unreported concerts remaining. The sold ticket count tops 407,000 from 35 shows in the Boxscore database since the June 5 launch. The opening leg of the tour wrapped on Aug. 23, but Twain is set to begin a six-week run of fall performances in the U.S. and Canada on Sept. 12 in Spokane, Wash.

  HOT TOURS - Aug. 25, 2015
  Ranked by Gross.  Compiled from Boxscores reported Aug. 18-24
   
Rank ACT
  Total Gross
  Show Date Range
  Show Venue/City (Shows/Sellouts)
  Total Attendance (Capacity)
   
1 KENNY CHESNEY
  $12,751,257
  Aug. 1-15
  Sports Authority Field at Mile High, Denver (1/1)
  EnergySolutions Arena, Salt Lake City (1/0)
  Darling's Waterfront Pavilion, Bangor, Maine (1/1)
  MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, N.J. (1/1)
  136,386 (137,245)
   
2 SHANIA TWAIN
  $5,209,144
  Aug. 3-9
  KFC Yum! Center, Louisville, Ky. (1/0)
  Scottrade Center, St. Louis (1/0)
  Wells Fargo Arena, Des Moines, Iowa (1/1)
  Sprint Center, Kansas City, Mo. (1/1)
  Frank Erwin Center, Austin, Texas (1/0)
  56,589 (59,189)
   
3 FLEETWOOD MAC
  $4,554,720
  June 16-July 8
  SSE Hydro, Glasgow, Scotland (3/0)
  32,698 (33,824)
   
4 BILLY JOEL
  $3,939,042
  Aug. 13
  Citizens Bank Park, Philadelphia (1/1)
  38,313 (38,313)
   
5 NEIL DIAMOND
  $3,689,875
  May 26-July 7
  Toyota Center, Houston (1/0)
  American Airlines Center, Dallas (1/0)
  SSE Hydro, Glasgow, Scotland (1/0)
  31,529 (33,012)
   
6 JOHN MELLENCAMP
  $2,955,366
  May 27-June 23
  Aiken Theatre, Evansville, Ind. (1/0)
  Peabody Opera House, St. Louis (1/1)
  Coronado Performing Arts Center, Rockford, Ill. (1/1)
  Overture Center for the Arts, Madison, Wis. (1/0)
  Peoria Civic Center Theatre, Peoria, Ill. (1/1)
  Riverside Theatre, Milwaukee, Wis. (1/1)
  Embassy Theatre, Fort Wayne, Ind. (1/1)
  DeVos Performance Hall, Grand Rapids, Mich. (1/0)
  Detroit Opera House, Detroit (1/0)
  Modell Performing Arts Center at the Lyric, Baltimore (1/0)
  Altria Theater, Richmond, Va. (1/0)
  Merriam Theatre, Philadelphia (1/1)
  Berglund Performing Arts Theatre, Roanoke, Va. (1/0)
  Johnny Mercer Theatre, Savannah, Ga. (1/1)
  William B. Bell Auditorium, Augusta, Ga. (1/0)
  Orpheum Theatre, Memphis (1/1)
  33,254 (35,124)
   
7 FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE
  $1,880,218
  Aug. 13-15
  Walnut Creek Amphitheatre, Raleigh, N.C. (1/0)
  PNC Music Pavilion, Charlotte (1/0)
  First Niagara Pavilion, Burgettstown, Pa. (1/0)
  58,450 (61,724)
   
8 IMAGINE DRAGONS
  $1,180,650
  July 14-24
  Philips Arena, Atlanta (1/0)
  The Forum, Inglewood, Calif. (1/1)
  22,717 (23,860)
   
9 ELTON JOHN
  $1,056,450
  June 19
  SSE Hydro, Glasgow, Scotland (1/0)
  10,454 (10,711)
   
10 JULIÓN ÁLVAREZ
  $909,021
  July 11
  The Forum, Inglewood, Calif. (1/0)
  9,844 (10,884)
   

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