George Strait Breaks Boxscore Records With $12.7 Million Haul at RodeoHouston

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George Strait hits No. 2 on the Hot Tours recap dated April 20, 2019 as a pair of isolated stadium shows claim the Nos. 1 and 2 slots on this week’s Current Boxscore.

According to figures reported to Billboard Boxscore, Strait grossed $12.7 million on March 17 at Houston’s NRG Stadium, and earned an additional $12 million on March 30 at Atlanta’s Mercedes-Benz Stadium. In turn, this marks his 20th No. 1 rank on the Boxscore chart, and his first since his Sept. 9-10, 2016 shows at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

Strait’s shows in Houston and Atlanta are among the biggest in his career, becoming his second and third shows to earn more than $10 million. The only time Strait has grossed more was his June 7, 2014 performance at the AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas — which was billed as his final show of his farewell tour. There, he played to 104,793 fans and grossed a whopping $18.2 million, the highest-grossing engagement in the history of Billboard Boxscore (dating back to 1990) by a country artist.

This year’s Houston engagement was not only significant for Strait, but for the venue itself. NRG Stadium opened in 2002, then known as Reliant Stadium. His $12.7 million gross cements it as the biggest engagement in the stadium’s history, passing 2018 concerts by BeyoncĂ© and Jay-Z ($11.1 million on Sept. 15-16) and Taylor Swift ($9.5 million on Sept. 29). Strait’s in-the-round performance, capping the annual Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo event (known as RodeoHouston), sets a single-night attendance record for the venue as well (80,108 tickets), though BeyoncĂ© and Jay-Z’s double-header moved 88,022 tickets over two nights.

Strait will continue to play occasional dates in 2019 throughout the U.S., including his ongoing residency at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

See below for the full Hot Tours recap, featuring Mumford & Sons, Bad Bunny, and Post Malone.

  HOT TOURS – APRIL 20, 2019
  Ranked by Gross, Compiled from Boxscores reported April 9 – 14
   
  ACT
  Total Gross
  Show Date Range
  Venue, City (Shows/Sellouts)
  Total Attendance (Capacity)
   
RANK  
1 Pink
  $28,371,349
  March 1 – 30
  BB&T Center, Sunrise, Fla. (0/1)
  Amalie Arena, Tampa, Fla. (1/1)
  Veterans Memorial Arena, Jacksonville, Fla. (1/1)
  Colonial Life Arena, Columbia, S.C. (1/1)
  Spectrum Center, Charlotte, N.C. (1/1)
  Bridgestone Arena, Nashville (1/1)
  Legacy Arena at the BBJC, Birmingham, Ala. (1/1)
  CenturyLink Center, Bossier City, La. (1/1)
  Smoothie King Center, New Orleans, La. (1/1)
  Toyota Center, Houston, Texas (1/1)
  AT&T Center, San Antonio, Texas (1/1)
  Chesapeake Energy Arena, Oklahoma City, Okla (1/1)
  American Airlines Center, Dallas, Texas (1/1)
  Gila River Arena, Glendale, Ariz. (1/1)
  196,921 (196,921)
   
2 George Strait
  $24,660,661
  March 17 – 30
  NRG Stadium, Houston, Texas (1/1)
  Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta, Ga. (1/1)
  135,363 (135,363)
   
3 KISS
  $23,249,258
  March 1 – 30
  FiservForum, Milwaukee, Wisc. (1/1)
  United Center, Chicago (1/1)
  Target Center, Minneapolis, Minn. (0/1)
  Denny Sanford Premier Center, Sioux Falls, S.D. (0/1)
  CHI Health Center, Omaha, Neb. (1/1)
  Van Andel Arena, Grand Rapids, Mich. (1/1)
  TaxSlayer Center, Moline, Ill. (1/1)
  KFC Yum! Center, Louisville, Ky. (1/1)
  Little Caesars Arena, Detroit, Mich. (0/1)
  Nationwide Arena, Columbus, Ohio (1/1)
  Quicken Loans Arena, Columbus, Ohio (1/1)
  Bell Centre, Montreal, Quebec (1/1)
  Scotiabank Arena, Toronto (1/1)
  NYCB Live, Home of Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Uniondale, N.Y. (1/1)
  TD Garden, Boston, Mass. (1/1)
  Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, Pa. (1/1)
  PPG Paints Arena, Pittsburgh, Pa. (1/1)
  215,066 (217,173)
   
4 Mumford & Sons
  $18,614,393
  Jan. 18 – 31
  Qudos Bank Arena, Sydney (0/1)
  KeyBank Center, Buffalo, N.Y. (1/1)
  Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse, Cleveland, Ohio (0/1)
  Nationwide Arena, Columbus, Ohio (0/1)
  Rupp Arena, Lexington, Ky. (0/1)
  PPG Paints Arena, Pittsburgh, Pa. (0/1)
  John Paul Jones Arena, Charlottesville, Va. (1/1)
  PNC Arena, Raleigh, N.C. (0/1)
  North Charleston Coliseum, North Charleston, S.C. (0/1)
  Bridgestone Arena, Nashville (1/1)
  Legacy Arena at the BBJC, Birmingham, Ala. (0/1)
  Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, Ind. (1/1)
  Little Caesars Arena, Detroit, Mich. (1/1)
  United Center, Chicago, Ill. (1/1)
  Kohl Center, Madison, Wisc. (0/1)
  FiservForum, Milwaukee, Wisc. (1/1)
  248,166 (266,135)
   
5 Maroon 5
  $15,344,259
  March 1 – 9
  National Stadium, Kaohsiung, Taiwan (0/1)
  CotaiArena, Cotai, Macau (0/1)
  National Stadium, Singapore (0/1)
  Impact Arena, Bangkok, Thailand (0/1)
  121,918 (126,158)
   
6 Ed Sheeran
  $12,129,490
  March 23 – 28
  FNB Stadium, Johannesburg, South Africa (2/2)
  Cape Town Stadium, Cape Town, South Africa (2/2)
  225,892 (225,892)
   
7 Metallica
  $11,592,583
  March 2 – 13
  United Supermarkets Arena, Lubbock, Texas (1/1)
  INTRUST Bank Arena, Wichita, Kan. (1/1)
  Sprint Center, Kansas City, Mo. (1/1)
  KFC Yum! Center, Louisville, Ky. (1/1)
  Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, Ind. (1/1)
  Van Andel Arena, Grand Rapids, Mich. (1/1)
  98,792 (98,792)
   
8 Travis Scott
  $11,197,942
  March 3 – 26
  Barclays Center, Brooklyn (1/1)
  Scotiabank Center, Toronto (1/1)
  XL Center, Hartford, Conn. (1/1)
  KeyBank Center, Buffalo, N.Y. (1/1)
  Capital One Arena, Washington, D.C. (1/1)
  Veterans Memorial Arena, Jacksonville, Fla. (1/1)
  Amway Center, Orlando, Fla. (1/1)
  Amalie Arena, Tampa, Fla. (1/1)
  Bridgestone Arena, Nashville (1/1)
  Spectrum Center, Charlotte, N.C. (1/1)
  BOK Center, Tulsa, Okla. (0/1)
  153,228 (153,906)
   
9 Bad Bunny
  $10,429,738
  March 14 – April 7
  Santander Arena, Reading, Pa. (1/1)
  American Airlines Arena, Miami, Fla. (1/1)
  Moda Center, Portland, Ore. (0/1)
  Tacoma Dome, Tacoma, Wash. (0/1)
  Allstate Arena, Rosemont, Ill. (0/1)
  State Farm Arena, Hidalgo, Texas (0/1)
  Don Haskins Center, El Paso, Texas (1/1)
  American Airlines Center, Dallas, Texas (1/1)
  Sames Auto Arena, Laredo, Texas (0/1)
  Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, Conn. (1/1)
  107,932 (110,924)
   
10 Post Malone
  $9,153,222
  March 1 – 14
  Ericsson Globe, Stockholm, Sweden (1/1)
  Royal Arena, Copenhagen, Denmark (1/1)
  Olympiahalle, Munich, Germany (1/1)
  Hallenstadion, Zurich, Switzerland (1/1)
  Konig-Pilsener Arena, Oberhausen, Germany (1/1)
  Sportpaleis, Antwerp, Belgium (1/1)
  O2 Arena, London (2/2)
  121,765 (121,765)