Elton John Kicks Off Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour With $42 Million Earned


The last studies of the primary leg of Elton John’s Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour quantity to $42.5 million, sufficient to handily prime the Hot Tours recap (see under) dated Dec. 22, 2018, in line with figures reported to Billboard Boxscore. The 22 reveals that impression the most recent Hot Tours tally (see under) offered a mixed 321,984 tickets. When mixed with figures from studies all through the autumn, Elton’s ongoing tour has grossed $79.5 million from 588,558 tickets offered to this point.

John started the trek taking part in to eight,983 followers on the PPL Center in Allentown, Pa., on Sept. Eight, 2018, the tour’s least-attended engagement to this point. In the time between opening evening and the ultimate present of the yr on the American Airlines Center in Dallas, he has performed 41 area dates throughout North America. John doubled up in main markets like Chicago and Toronto and went so far as to play 4 reveals at New York’s Madison Square Garden (with extra New York reveals on the books in 2019). Both two-night stints at MSG are the tour’s prime earners, grossing $four.Eight million on Oct. 18-19 and $5.2 million upon his return on Nov. Eight-9.

In the brand new yr, John will resume the Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour in Boise, Idaho, on Jan. 11 and proceed in North America via March 18 in Orlando. More European and North American dates are scheduled via the top of 2020, with much more to doubtlessly be added. Among essentially the most profitable artists in historical past, John has grossed $1.2 billion since Billboard Boxscore started monitoring touring information in 1990. With roughly 250 dates left earlier than the curtain closes, we may see his last gross climb previous the $1.5 billion mark.

Below, see the total Hot Tours tally, together with Andrea Bocelli, Shania Twain and Phish.

  HOT TOURS – DEC. 22, 2018
  Ranked by Gross, Compiled from Boxscores reported Dec. 11-17
  Total Gross
  Show Date Range
  Venue, City (Shows/Sellouts)
  Total Attendance (Capacity)
1 Elton John
  Sept. 19 – Dec. 15
  XL Center, Hartford, Conn. (1/1)
  Canadian Tire Centre, Ottawa, Ontario (1/1)
  Centre Videotron, Quebec City, Quebec (1/1)
  Bell Centre, Montreal, Quebec (1/1)
  Little Caesars Arena, Detroit, Mich (2/2)
  United Center, Chicago (2/2)
  Enterprise Center, St. Louis, Mo. (1/1)
  Schottenstein Center, Columbus, Ohio (1/1)
  Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland, Ohio (1/1)
  TD Garden, Boston, Mass. (1/1)
  Madison Square Garden, New York (2/2)
  BB&T Center, Sunrise, Fla. (1/1)
  American Airlines Arena, Miami, Fla. (1/1)
  Legacy Arena on the BBJC, Birmingham, Ala. (1/1)
  Smoothie King Center, New Orleans, La. (1/1)
  Toyota Center, Houston, Texas (1/1)
  AT&T Center, San Antonio, Texas (1/1)
  American Airlines Center, Dallas, Texas (2/2)
  321,984 (321,984)
2 Sam Smith
  Oct. 2 – 28
  Indoor Stadium, Singapore (2/2)
  SM Mall of Asia Arena, Manila, Phillipines (1/1)
  Gocheok Sky Dome, Seoul, South Korea (1/1)
  Saltima Super Arena, Saltima, Japan (1/1)
  Osaka-Jo Hall, Osaka, Japan (1/1)
  CotaiArena, Cotai, Macau (1/1)
  Mercedes-Benz Arena, Shanghai, China (1/1)
  Cadillac Arena, Beijing, China (1/1)
  Impact Arena, Bangkok, Thailand (1/1)
  91,768 (91,768)
three Phish
  Oct. 31 – Nov. three
  MGM Grand Garden, Las Vegas (zero/four)
  58,840 (62,745)
four Marc Anthony
  Nov. 30 – Dec. 2
  Allstate Arena, Rosemont, Ill. (1/1)
  The Forum, Inglewood, Calif. (1/1)
  27.537 (27,537)
5 Andrea Bocelli
  Dec. 5
  American Airlines Center, Dallas, Texas (zero/1)
  12,852 (13,762)
6 Jimmy Buffet
  Oct. 20
  MGM Grand Garden, Las Vegas (zero/1)
  12,951 (13,085)
7 Anuel AA
  Dec. 7 – 14
  Atlanta Coliseum, Duluth, Ga. (1/1)
  American Airlines Arena, Miami, Fla. (1/1)
  Houston Arena Theatre, Houston, Texas (1/1)
  15,980 (15,980)
Eight Andre Rieu
  RAC Arena, Perth, Australia (zero/1)
  11,274 (11,627)
9 Shania Twain
  Nov. 30
  RAC Arena, Perth, Australia (zero/1)
  11,499 (12,633)
10 Twenty One Pilots
  Nov. 7 – Dec. 7
  American Airlines Center, Dallas, Texas (zero/1)
  RAC Arena, Perth, Australia (zero/1)
  18,087 (20,820)