Blake Shelton Brings ‘Friends and Heroes’ to Hot Tours Top 5


Shelton averages over $1 million every evening and totals $100 million throughout his profession.

Blake Shelton returns to the Hot Tours recap dated March 16, 2019, marking his first look on the tally in 2019. His newest six dates grossed $6.1 million and bought 68,923 tickets, in response to figures reported to Billboard Boxscore, sufficient to crack the recap’s prime 5.

Shelton’s Friends and Heroes Tour launched on Valentine’s Day with the most important gross of the run thus far. The opening present at Oklahoma City’s Chesapeake Energy Arena grossed $1.2 million. With this week’s latest studies, he provides 4 million-dollar reveals to the trek, now totaling eight out of 12.

The Friends and Heroes Tour is Shelton’s fourth consecutive winter on the highway (and third promoted by Messina Touring Group and AEG Presents), taking part in Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights to bought out area audiences. The 2019 trek has grossed $12.four million in its first 12 dates, with a handful extra to play all through March. He has already handed 2017’s Doing It to Country Songs Tour ($9.four million; 13 dates) and is approaching the overall of final 12 months’s Country Music Freaks Tour ($14 million; 14 dates).

Looking on the present tour on a per-night foundation, Shelton is setting a career-high tempo. He has averaged $1.03 million per evening in 2019, managing a three.four% bump over final 12 months’s $997,000 common. Grossing extra every evening and including a number of markets to his repertoire, Shelton will certainly out-perform final 12 months’s run and sure wind up within the $18-20 million vary. This places Friends and Heroes within the neighborhood of the Blake Shelton 2016 Tour ($19.6 million; 25 dates), although he received’t match the extra expansive Ten Times Crazier Tour from 2013-15 ($37.6 million; 50 dates).

Shelton’s constant touring all through the final decade has paid off. With this week’s studies, he turns into the 23rd nation artist within the historical past of Billboard Boxscore (relationship again to 1990) to gross over $100 million. His profession complete now stands at $104 million, having bought 1,897,749 tickets throughout 163 reveals. Additionally, he supported quite a few nation superstars together with Rascal Flatts and Toby Keith in the course of the 2000s earlier than he made his title as an area headliner.

See under for the total Hot Tours recap, that includes the ultimate studies for vacation regulars Trans-Siberian Orchestra and Shelton’s fellow Messina/AEG highway warriors Eric Church and Kelly Clarkson.

  HOT TOURS – MARCH 16, 2019
  Ranked by Gross, Compiled from Boxscores reported March 5 – 11
  Total Gross
  Show Date Range
  Venue, City (Shows/Sellouts)
  Total Attendance (Capacity)
1 Trans-Siberian Orchestra
  Dec. 11 – 30
  Greensboro Coliseum, Greensboro, N.C. (zero/2)
  PNC Arena, Raleigh, N.C. (zero/1)
  Colonial Life Arena, Columbia, S.C. (zero/1)
  Charleston Civic Center, Charleston, W. Va. (zero/1)
  BB&T Center, Sunrise, Fla. (zero/1)
  U.S. Bank Arena, Cincinnati, Ohio (zero/2)
  Amway Center, Orlando, Fla. (zero/2)
  Amalie Arena, Tampa, Fla. (zero/2)
  Giant Center, Hershey, Pa. (zero/2)
  Frank Erwin Center, Austin, Texas (zero/1)
  Toyota Center, Houston, Texas (zero/2)
  Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, Pa. (2/2)
  Capital One Arena, Washington, D.C. (zero/2)
  Nationwide Arena, Columbus, Ohio (zero/2)
  Sprint Center, Kansas City, Mo. (zero/2)
  Allstate Arena, Rosemont, Ill. (zero/2)
  PPG Paints Arena, Pittsburgh, Pa. (2/2)
  Little Caesars Arena, Detroit, Mich. (2/2)
  Xcel Energy Center, St. Paul, Minn. (zero/2)
  Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland, Ohio (half of)
  381,375 (426,630)
2 Ed Sheeran
  Feb. 13 – 23
  Allianz Parque, Sao Paolo, Brazil (2/2)
  Arena do Gremio, Porto Alegre, Brazil (zero/1)
  Estadio Centenario, Montevideo, Uraguay (zero/1)
  Campo Argentino De Polo, Buenos Aires, Argentina (zero/1)
  180,720 (184,678)
three Justin Timberlake
  Feb. 22 – March 10
  Honda Center, Anaheim, Calif. (1/1)
  Golden 1 Center, Sacramento, Calif. (1/1)
  Talking Stick Resort Arena, Phoenix, Ariz. (1/1)
  T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, Nev. (1/1)
  Staples Center, Los Angeles, Calif. (1/1)
  78,766 (78,766)
four Eagles
  Feb. 26 – March 2
  Spark Arena, Auckland, New Zealand (2/2)
  Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin, New Zealand (1/1)
  51,164 (51,164)
5 Blake Shelton
  Feb. 28 – March 9
  Peoria Civic Center, Peoria, Ill. (1/1)
  KFC Yum! Center, Louisville, Ky. (1/1)
  Ford Center, Evansville, Ind. (1/1)
  Veterans Memorial Arena, Jacksonville, Fla. (1/1)
  Amalie Arena, Tampa, Fla. (1/1)
  BB&T Center, Sunrise, Fla. (1/1)
  68,923 (68,923)
6 Eric Church
  March 1 – 9
  Sprint Center, Kansas City, Mo. (2/2)
  Scotiabank Arena, Toronto, Ont. (2/2)
  60,139 (60,139)
7 Billy Joel
  March 9
  Chase Field, Phoenix, Ariz. (1/1)
  40,964 (40,964)
eight Dave Matthews Band
  Dec. 11 – 15
  Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, Pa. (zero/1)
  Capital One Arena, Washington, D.C. (zero/1)
  John Paul Jones Arena, Charlottesville, Va. (zero/2)
  44,714 (58,192)
9 Arctic Monkeys
  Feb. 23 – March 6
  RAC Arena, Perth, Australia (1/1)
  Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne, Australia (1/1)
  Qudos Bank Arena, Sydney, Australia (2/2)
  Brisbane Entertainment Centre, Brisbane, Australia (1/1)
  Spark Arena, Auckland, New Zealand (1/1)
  66,809 (66,809)
10 Kelly Clarkson
  Feb. 28 – March 9
  American Airlines Center, Dallas, Texas (1/1)
  INTRUST Bank Arena, Wichita, Kan. (1/1)
  NYCB Live, Home of Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Uniondale, N.Y. (1/1)
  TD Garden, Boston, Mass. (1/1)
  PPL Center, Allentown, Pa. (1/1)
  50,644 (50,644)