Depeche Mode Dominates Hot Tours

Billboard has released it’s “Hot Tours Ranking” and Depeche Mode’s recent trek through North America was extremely successful. While it seems a tad obnoxious to release the earnings on some level, it’s really interesting to see at the same time. Coming in behind Depeche were names like Michael Bublé, Iron Maiden, and more. Check out all the details after the jump!

Depeche Mode Dominates Hot Tours Ranking with $17.8 Million Gross

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Depeche Mode Dominates Hot Tours Ranking with $17.8 Million Gross

Dave Gahan of Depeche Mode performs during their tour opener in support of The Delta Machine Tour at the DTE Energy Music Theater on August 22, 2013 in Clarkston, Michigan.

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Depeche Mode maneuvers to the top slot on Hot Tours with $17.8 million in concert grosses reported from the North American leg of the band’s Delta Machine world tour that ran from late August to mid-October. The trek through U.S. and Canadian cities was booked primarily at outdoor amphitheaters but also included four arenas, a state fair grandstand, showrooms in Las Vegas and Atlantic City casinos and an appearance at the Austin City Limits Music Festival.

The English band’s tour in support of its most recent album, Delta Machine launched on May 4 in Nice, France, the first date on a three-month swing through 21 European countries. With revenue added from the subsequent North American leg, overall grosses from the ongoing world tour currently total $99.9 million from 54 concerts. During the past five months, 1.4 million fans on two continents have seen the veteran electronic/alternative music group in concert.

Michael Bublé earns the second slot among the 10 top-grossing tours of the week with $3 million in reported sales from concerts at arenas in Dallas, San Antonio and Houston. The Canadian singer is currently on the road in North America through the end of November, touring behind the April release of his “To Be Loved” album. He will return to the road in early January with European venues booked during the first quarter of 2014, followed by an Australian leg in April and May.

Florida Georgia Line lands at No. 7 on the Hot Tours recap with $1.3 million in ticket sales reported from the first seven venues on the country duo’s Here’s to the Good Times tour that launched on Oct. 3 at Swiftel Center in Brookings, S.D. The Republic Nashville recording act has been on the road this year supporting Luke Bryan on his Dirt Road Diaries tour as well as select dates with Taylor Swift, but Here’s to the Good Times marks their first outing as headliners. The tour is set to play 32 U.S. cities through mid-December.

J. Cole ranks ninth on the Hot Tours tally with sales reported from eight stops on his What Dreams May Come tour, currently on the road in North America through Nov. 1. One of the venues, Massey Hall in Toronto, hosted the rapper for two sold out shows (Oct. 8-9) with a combined total of 5,117 fans in attendance. A European leg of the tour will kick off on Nov. 10 in Copenhagen and wrap in Dublin on Dec. 11.


Weekly .com Boxscores – Oct. 23, 2013




Total Gross

Show Dates

Show Venue/City (Shows/Sellouts)

Total Attendance (Capacity)




Aug. 22-Oct. 8

DTE Energy Music Center, Clarkston, Mich. (1/1)

First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre, Tinley Park, Ill. (1/1)

Minnesota State Fair, St. Paul, Minn. (1/1)

Revel Resort, Ovation Hall, Atlantic City, N.J. (1/1)

Molson Canadian Amphitheatre, Toronto (1/1)

Bell Centre, Montreal (1/1)

Barclays Center, Brooklyn, N.Y. (1/1)

Nikon at Jones Beach Theater, Wantagh, N.Y. (1/1)

Jiffy Lube Live, Bristow, Va. (1/1)

Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood, Atlanta (1/1)

MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre, Tampa (1/1)

BB&T Center, Sunrise, Fla. (1/1)

Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, The Woodlands, Texas (1/1)

Gexa Energy Pavilion, Dallas (1/1)

Sleep Train Amphitheatre, Chula Vista, Calif. (1/1)

Santa Barbara Bowl, Santa Barbara, Calif. (1/1)

Shoreline Amphitheatre, Mountain View, Calif. (1/1)

Staples Center, Los Angeles (3/3)

The Pearl at The Palms, Las Vegas (1/1)

Ak-Chin Pavilion, Phoenix (1/1)

277,724 (277,724)




Oct. 18-20

American Airlines Center, Dallas (1/1)

AT&T Center, San Antonio (1/1)

Toyota Center, Houston (1/1)

32,945 (32,945)




Oct. 15-17

Adelaide Entertainment Centre, Adelaide, Australia (4/0)

21,323 (24,284)




Oct. 19-21

Brisbane Entertainment Centre, Brisbane, Australia (3/0)

30,405 (30,831)




Sept. 3-12

Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion, Raleigh, N.C. (1/0)

Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, Maryland Heights, Mo. (1/0)

Austin360 Amphitheater, Austin (1/0)

Mandalay Bay Events Center, Las Vegas (1/1)

39,265 (60,852)




Oct. 10-12

Save Mart Center, Fresno, Calif. (1/0)

Sleep Train Amphitheatre, Marysville, Calif. (1/1)

Shoreline Amphitheatre, Mountain View, Calif. (1/1)

50,446 (51,195)




Oct. 3-12

Swiftel Center, Brookings, S.D. (1/1)

Verizon Wireless Center, Mankato, Minn. (1/1)

Scheels Arena, Fargo, N.D. (1/1)

Bismarck Civic Center, Bismarck, N.D. (1/1)

CFSB Center, Murray, Ky. (1/1)

Emens Auditorium, Muncie, Ind. (1/1)

State Farm Center, Champaign, Ill. (1/1)

46,316 (46,316)




Oct. 10-12

Auditorio Nacional, Mexico City (1/0)

Auditorio Telmex, Guadalajara, Mexico (1/0)

24,283 (27,386)




Sept. 24-Oct. 13

Agganis Arena, Boston (1/0)

Mann Center for the Performing Arts, Philadelphia (1/0)

State Theatre, Cleveland (1/0)

Chrysler Hall, Norfolk, Va. (1/0)

Massey Hall, Toronto (2/2)

Masonic Temple, Detroit (1/0)

Eagles Ballroom, Milwaukee (1/1)

Myth, St. Paul (1/0)

23,660 (29,133)




Oct. 8-11

Auditorio Nacional, Mexico City (2/0)

Auditorio Banamex, Monterrey, Mexico (1/0)

17,410 (25,858)

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