Eric Church Passes $50 Million Mark on Double Down Tour

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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

 

 

 

ACT

 

Total Gross

 

Show Date Range

 

Venue, City (Shows/Sellouts)

 

Total Attendance (Capacity)

 

 

RANK

 

1

Eric Church

 

$10,352,747 

 

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)

 

 

2

Kenny Chesney

 

$6,173,411 

 

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)

 

 

3

Cher

 

$5,811,810 

 

March 13 – 30

 

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

 

40,362 (45,910)

 

 

4

Billy Joel

 

$2,656,202 

 

May 9

 

Madison Square Garden, New York (1/1)

 

18,673 (18,673)

 

 

5

Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band

 

$1,722,213 

 

Feb. 28

 

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

 

13,152 (13,152)

 

 

6

Florida Georgia Line

 

$1,625,910 

 

March 14 – 20

 

Convention Centre, Cairns, Australia (0/2)

 

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

 

18,300 (19,663)

 

 

7

Rod Stewart

 

$1,066,000 

 

May 12

 

Ziggo Dome, Amsterdam, Netherlands (1/1)

 

11,439 (11,439)

 

 

8

Human Nature

 

$1,006,614 

 

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)

 

 

9

Thomas Rhett

 

$986,885 

 

May 18

 

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

 

12,750 (12,750)

 

 

10

Charlie Wilson & Patti Labelle

 

$942,648 

 

May 12

 

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

 

8,612 (8,612)