Eric Church Sets a Career-High Pace With $eight.four Million Opening to Double Down Tour


Eric Church debuted the Double Down Tour on Jan. 18, and its first three engagements affect the Hot Tours recap dated Feb. 9 at No. 2. They mix to $eight.four million in gross income and 87,317 tickets offered, based on figures reported to Billboard Boxscore. The complete tour is promoted by Messina Touring Group and AEG Presents.

Church opened the trek at Omaha’s CHI Health Center (Jan. 18-19), earlier than dipping to the Enterprise Center in St. Louis (Jan. 25-26) and the TD Garden in Boston (Feb. 1-2). He will proceed this sample into the summer time, taking part in Friday and Saturday exhibits at arenas all through North America, with every night time comprising a novel three-hour set.

The tour is formidable when it comes to artistry and pure stamina, however the early outcomes point out Church can pull it off. The three weekends offered out fully and grossed $2.9 million, $2.6 million, and $2.eight million respectively. These figures set a career-high tempo for Church, turning into the highest three grossing engagements of his profession thus far. 

Church has 31 enviornment dates nonetheless on the books by way of the June 28-29 live shows at The Gorge Amphitheatre in George, Wash. That’s a smaller complete than the 61 sold-out dates of his 2017 Holdin’ My Own Tour however even nonetheless, he could prime himself. His earlier trek was his largest ever, grossing $52.eight million, averaging $866,000 at every present. With the blistering tempo set by Double Down’s opening engagements, the country-rock renegade is on monitor to problem his 2017 excessive, regardless of taking part in virtually half the variety of exhibits. Church is making up the distinction by boosting ticket costs from 2017’s $89 to a excessive of $139 per seat. 

The Double Down Tour follows Church’s sixth studio album, Desperate Man, launched on Oct. 5, 2018. The album immediately grew to become his fifth prime 5 entry on the Billboard 200 and third chart-topper on the Top Country Albums rating.

Topping the most recent recap straight above Eric Church is the Australian festival-style RnB Fridays Live collection. Each 12 months, a number of R&B stars from the 1990s and 2000s hit Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, and Sydney. The inaugural 2016 version was headlined by Nelly and TLC, and 2017 was topped by Craig David, Sean Paul, Ne-Yo, and Kelly Rowland. This 12 months, Usher, Salt-N-Pepa and Trey Songz took the reins and led the collection to its largest 12 months but. Sales leapt 94 p.c from year-to-year, following the 155 p.c climb from 2016.

RnB Fridays Live 2018 grossed $16.1 million and offered 163,632 tickets from 5 dates. Melbourne and Sydney have constantly been the highest two markets however after two years of Sydney’s Qudos Bank Arena taking prime honors, the pageant’s leap to stadiums offers Melbourne the sting, grossing $four.7 million at Marvel Stadium on Nov. 10, eclipsing the $four.1 million at Sydney’s Spotless Stadium on Nov. 17.

See under for the remainder of the Hot Tours tally, that includes Travis Scott, Bob Dylan, and Dave Matthews Band.

 HOT TOURS - FEB. 9, 2019
 Ranked by Gross, Compiled from Boxscores reported Jan. 29 - Feb. three
 Total Gross
 Show Date Range
 Venue, City (Shows/Sellouts)
 Total Attendance (Capacity)
1RnB Fridays Live
 Nov. 9 - 17
 nib Stadium, Perth, Australia (zero/1)
 Marvel Stadium, Melbourne, Australia (zero/1)
 Royal Adelaide Showgrounds, Adelaide, Australia (zero/1)
 Brisbane Showgrounds, Brisbane, Australia (zero/1)
 Spotless Stadium, Sydney (1/1)
 163,632 (171,066)
2Eric Church
 Jan. 18 - Feb. 2
 CHI Health Center, Omaha, Neb. (2/2)
 Enterprise Center, St. Louis, Mo. (2/2)
 TD Garden, Boston, Mass. (2/2)
 87,317 (87,317)
 Dec. 28 - 31
 Madison Square Garden, New York (four/four)
 76,085 (76,085)
fourAndrea Bocelli
 Dec. 12 - 13
 Madison Square Garden, New York (2/2)
 29,941 (29,941)
5Bob Weir
 Nov. 15 - 19
 Boch Center, Wang Theatre, Boston, Mass. (half)
 Beacon Theatre, New York (2/2)
 11,437 (12,642)
6Guns N' Roses
 Nov. 29
 FNB Stadium, Johannesburg, South Africa (zero/1)
 52,042 (59,603)
7Dave Matthews Band
 Nov. 29 - 30
 Madison Square Garden (2/2)
 31,084 (31,084)
eightTravis Scott
 Nov. 27 - 28
 Madison Square Garden, New York (2/2)
 32,602 (32,602)
9Mumford & Sons
 Dec. 10 - 11
 Madison Square Garden, New York (2/2)
 36,936 (36,936)
10Bob Dylan
 Nov. 23 - Dec. 1
 Beacon Theatre, New York (7/7)
 19,402 (19,402)