Ariana Grande’s Honeymoon Is Far From Over: Her Tour Is on Top

Ariana Grande returns to No. 1 on the weekly tally of Hot Tours with the final box office stats reported from the first North American leg of her Honeymoon tour. The Republic recording artist also topped the list of highest-grossing tours during the last week of March when the first 13 shows from the tour were reported by promoter Live Nation. This week’s combined gross of $6.7 million comes from the final 12 shows during the initial run through U.S. and Canadian cities.

The Honeymoon tour began on Feb. 25 and played in 24 cities during the first leg that wrapped on April 16 in Vancouver. With English pop group Rixton and Norwegian DJ Cashmere Cat on board as show openers, the North American trek grossed just over $14 million from 290,699 sold seats at 25 sold out performances.

Grande is set to kick off a 13-city European leg with a two-night stint at Le Zénith in Paris on May 14 and 15.  The second North American leg of the Honeymoon tour will follow in July and continue through October with Prince Royce providing support.

Landing at No. 3 in the Hot Tours ranking is rock band Kiss with the first date reported from the South American leg of its 40th anniversary world tour. The band performed for 11,875 fans on April 10 at Estadio El Campín in Bogotá, Colombia, the first date on a two-week swing through the continent during April.  The Latin jaunt included shows in Ecuador, Chile, Argentina and Uruguay and ended with a five-city run through Brazil. Kiss wrapped its South American run as headliners on the final day of the Monsters of Rock festival in São Paulo, Brazil on April 26.

OneRepublic ranks seventh in the weekly recap with revenue reported from concerts at three venues on a 10-city run through Canadian markets during April. The pop/rock band has been on the road during the past two years in support of its third studio album Native, released in March 2013. The tour launched in Europe on April 2, 2013 and followed with treks through North America, Asia and Oceania through the end of that year.  In 2014 the Native tour included second sweeps through both Europe and North America and continued after a winter break into 2015. The Canadian leg in April was the first jaunt of the year for the native Coloradoans who have shows booked in four more continents through September.

HOT TOURS – April 29, 2015
Ranked by Gross.  Compiled from Boxscores reported April 22-28
Rank ACT
Total Gross
Show Date Range
Show Venue/City (Shows/Sellouts)
Total Attendance (Capacity)
1 ARIANA GRANDE
$6,744,819
March 24-April 16
Philips Arena, Atlanta (1/1)
Amway Center, Orlando (1/1)
American Airlines Arena, Miami (1/1)
AT&T Center, San Antonio (1/1)
American Airlines Center, Dallas (1/1)
Chesapeake Energy Arena, Oklahoma City (1/1)
U.S. Airways Center, Phoenix (1/1)
The Forum, Inglewood, Calif. (1/1)
Honda Center, Anaheim (1/1)
SAP Center, San Jose (1/1)
KeyArena, Seattle (1/1)
Rogers Arena, Vancouver (1/1)
142,541 (142,541)
2 ENNIO MORRICONE
$1,736,298
Feb. 7-March 28
3Arena, Dublin, Ireland (1/1)
O2 World, Hamburg, Germany (1/0)
15,028 (18,968)
3 KISS
$1,508,965
April 10
Estadio El Campín, Bogotá, Colombia (1/0)
11,875 (20,000)
4 ERIC CHURCH
$1,031,938
April 23-24
PNC Arena, Raleigh, N.C. (1/0)
Hampton Coliseum, Hampton, Va. (1/1)
22,324 (23,278)
5 NOEL GALLAGHER’S HIGH FLYING BIRDS
$955,947
March 3-4
Odyssey Arena, Belfast, U.K. (1/1)
3Arena, Dublin, Ireland (1/1)
18,384 (18,384)
6 JIMMY BUFFETT
$943,293
April 24
Amphitheater at the Wharf, Orange Beach, Ala. (1/1)
9,434 (9,434)
7 ONEREPUBLIC
$936,074
April 18-22
Colisée Pepsi, Quebec City (1/0)
Bell Centre, Montreal (1/0)
Budweiser Gardens, London, Ontario (1/0)
18,620 (22,240)
8 KEVIN HART
$694,364
April 18
Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, Conn. (1/1)
7,256 (7,256)
9 USHER
$688,534
Feb. 28
O2 World, Hamburg, Germany (1/0)
11,386 (13,473)
10 STEELY DAN
$594,892
April 14-15
Vina Robles Amphitheatre, Paso Robles, Calif. (1/1)
Santa Barbara Bowl, Santa Barbara, Calif. (1/1)
7,309 (7,309)

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