Eric Church Passes $50 Million Mark on Double Down Tour


Eric Church brings the Double Down Tour’s first leg to a triumphant close atop the Hot Tours recap dated June 1, 2019. Five shows impact the latest tally, combining to $10.4 million, according to figures reported to Billboard Boxscore.

The most successful of the bunch is also the most successful engagement of Church’s decade-plus-long career. At Nashville’s Nissan Stadium, Church posted a personal-best gross and attendance count, at $5.8 million and 56,512 tickets. The attendance record is especially significant, as his previous high was also in Nashville. On May 26-27, 2017, he sold 38,016 over two nights at Bridgestone Arena. After touring arenas across North America throughout his 2019 trek, he returned to the country music mecca for his first-ever stadium show.

This attendance tally is not only a record for Church, but for the venue as well: he narrowly eclipses Taylor Swift’s previous record of 56,112 tickets (set on Aug. 25, 2018) by just 1%.

These newest reports send the Double Down Tour’s total gross to $52.2 million. With two dates in George, Wash. on June 28-29 and a second leg later in 2019, this will surely become Church’s biggest tour ever, as he is already within 1.5% of 2017’s Holdin’ On My Own Tour gross ($52.8 million).

The Double Down Tour accounts for Church’s 13 highest-grossing shows ever, topped by his latest $5.8 million stint in Nashville. While the tour’s grosses have been consistent, fluctuating between $2.1 million and $3.6 million, the Nissan Stadium show exceeds his previous best by 63%.

Eric Church isn’t the only country superstar wrapping a leg of dates promoted by Messina Touring Group and AEG Presents. Just beneath him on the latest Hot Tours ranking, Kenny Chesney sits at No. 2 with $6.2 million from six new reports. Chesney’s (relatively) intimate arena tour closes with $19.1 million earned and 210,836 tickets sold.

At No. 3 is Cher, fueled by her most recent set of Classic Cher shows in Las Vegas. They total to $5.8 million and over 40,000 tickets sold. On the latest Current Boxscore chart, the residency sits at No. 2 behind Church’s Nashville stadium set, missing the top spot by just $616, or .0001%.

See below for the full Hot Tours tally, featuring Billy Joel, Florida George Line, and the co-headline pairing of Charlie Wilson and Patti Labelle.


HOT TOURS – JUNE 1, 2019


Ranked by Gross, Compiled from Boxscores reported May 21 – 27






Total Gross


Show Date Range


Venue, City (Shows/Sellouts)


Total Attendance (Capacity)






Eric Church




May 10 – 25


Pepsi Center, Denver, Colo. (2/2)


Staples Center, Los Angeles, Calif. (2/2)


Nissan Stadium, Nashville, Tenn. (1/1)


109,690 (109,690)




Kenny Chesney




May 9 – 18


Times Union Center, Albany, N.Y. (1/1)


Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza, Wilkes-Barre, Pa. (1/1)


Hard Rock Live at Etess Arena, Atlantic City, N.J. (1/1)


Wells Fargo Arena, Des Moines, Iowa (1/1)


Denny Sanford Premier Center, Sioux Falls, S.D. (1/1)


Pinnacle Bank Arena, Lincoln, Neb. (1/1)


63,651 (63,651)








March 13 – 30


The Park Theater at Monte Carlo Resort & Casino, Las Vegas (0/9)


40,362 (45,910)




Billy Joel




May 9


Madison Square Garden, New York (1/1)


18,673 (18,673)




Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band




Feb. 28


Golden 1 Center, Sacramento, Calif. (1/1)


13,152 (13,152)




Florida Georgia Line




March 14 – 20


Convention Centre, Cairns, Australia (0/2)


Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne, Australia (0/1)


18,300 (19,663)




Rod Stewart




May 12


Ziggo Dome, Amsterdam, Netherlands (1/1)


11,439 (11,439)




Human Nature




April 26 – May 7


Gold Coast Convention & Exhibition Centre, Gold Coast, Australia (0/1)


Adelaide Entertainment Centre, Adelaide, Australia (0/1)


Margaret Court Arena, Melbourne, Australia (0/2)


AIS Arena, Bruce, Australia (0/1)


WIN Entertainment Centre, Wollongong, Australia (0/1)


15,387 (19,500)




Thomas Rhett




May 18


Tacoma Dome, Tacoma, Wash. (1/1)


12,750 (12,750)




Charlie Wilson & Patti Labelle




May 12


The Forum, Inglewood, Calif. (1/1)


8,612 (8,612)