Metallica Tops $150M With WorldWired Tour


Metallica infiltrates the Hot Tours recap dated Feb. 16 at No. three with $10.three million grossed from the January 2019 leg of the WorldWired tour, in response to figures reported to Billboard Boxscore. Including the 5 engagements that impression this week, the tour’s whole gross crosses the $150 million threshold since launching in 2016, reaching $155.9 million.

Metallica restarted their most up-to-date North American leg on Jan. 18 at Tulsa’s BOK Center, which grossed $2.2 million, as beforehand reported. But they’ve since upped the ante, grossing $2.Four million at Raleigh’s PNC Arena on Jan. 28, and $2.5 million at Cleveland’s Quicken Loans Arena on Feb. 1. Including earlier studies from Tulsa and Nashville, the restricted 2019 leg has grossed $14.Four million and bought 123,792 tickets to date.

While Cleveland claims the leg’s highest gross, the Raleigh, N.C., present posted one of the best attendance numbers, promoting 19,361 tickets. So far, the tour has bought 1,554,470 tickets in whole.

The band has seven extra U.S. dates on the books earlier than a 25-city European leg this summer season. These are the third legs in every continent because the starting of the WorldWired Tour, along with dates in Asia and South America. This expanse mirrors Metallica’s worldwide attain all through their profession. Dating again to when Billboard Boxscore’s archives started in 1990, the band has grossed over $600 million and bought over 10 million tickets throughout the globe.

The tour is in assist of their platinum, Grammy-nominated album Hardwired…to Self-Destruct. The set was Metallica’s sixth to prime the Billboard 200 chart. After debuting at No. 1 on the chart dated Dec. 10, 2016, the album confirmed exceptional longevity, returning to the highest 5 on March. 25, 2017 and once more on March 31, 2018.

Elsewhere on the most recent tally, Kelly Clarkson, Justin Timberlake, and James Taylor make early-in-the-year splashes with new dates. See under for the complete recap.

 HOT TOURS - FEB. 16, 2019
 Ranked by Gross, Compiled from Boxscores reported Feb. Four-11
 Total Gross
 Show Date Range
 Venue, City (Shows/Sellouts)
 Total Attendance (Capacity)
1Elton John
 Jan. 11 - 26
 Taco Bell Arena, Boise, Idaho (1/1)
 Moda Center, Portland, Ore. (1/1)
 Save Mart Center, Fresno, Calif. (1/1)
 Golden 1 Center, Sacramento, Calif. (1/1)
 SAP Center, San Jose, Calif. (1/1)
 Staples Center, Los Angeles (Four/Four)
 Gila River Arena, Glendale, Ariz. (1/1)
 135,106 (135,106)
2Guns N' Roses
 Nov. 11 - Dec. eight
 Phillipine Arena, Manila, Pillippines (zero/1)
 Taoyaun International Baseball Stadium, Taipei, Taiwan (1/1)
 AsiaWorld-Arena, Hong Kong (2/2)
 Aloha Stadium, Honolulu, Hawaii (zero/1)
 89,716 (95,813)
 Jan. 20 - Feb. 1
 Verizon Arena, North Little Rock, Ark. (zero/1)
 Legacy Arena on the BBJC, Birmingham, Ala. (zero/1)
 PNC Arena, Raleigh, N.C. (1/1)
 U.S. Bank Arena, Cincinnati, Ohio (1/1)
 Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland, Ohio (1/1)
 89,840 (90,808)
FourJustin Timberlake
 Jan. 26 - Feb. Four
 Chesapeake Energy Arena, Oklahoma City, Okla. (1/1)
 Pepsi Center, Denver, Colo. (1/1)
 Madison Square Garden, New York (1/1)
 Bell MTS Place, Winnipeg, Manitoba (1/1)
 64,731 (64,731)
5Fleetwood Mac
 Dec. 11 - 15
 The Forum, Inglewood, Calif. (three/three)
 42,628 (42,628)
6Kelly Clarkson
 Jan. 24 - Feb. 9
 Oracle Arena, Oakland, Calif. (1/1)
 Save Mart Center, Fresno, Calif. (1/1)
 Staples Center, Los Angeles (1/1)
 Vivint Smart Home Arena, Salt Lake City, Utah (1/1)
 Gila River Arena, Glendale, Ariz. (1/1)
 Sprint Center, Kansas City, Mo. (1/1)
 BOK Center, Tulsa, Okla. (1/1)
 Landers Center, Southaven, Miss. (1/1)
 78,114 (78,114)
7Post Malone
 Dec. 29 - 31
 Barclays Center, Brooklyn, N.Y. (2/2)
 27,485 (27,485)
eightEric Church
 Feb. eight - 9
 Target Center, Minneapolis, Minn. (2/2)
 30,426 (30,426)
9Childish Gambino
 Dec. 16 - 17
 The Forum, Inglewood, Calif. (2/2)
 26,673 (26,673)
10James Taylor
 Feb. 5 - eight
 U.S. Bank Arena, Cincinnati, Ohio (1/1)
 Thompson-Boiling Arena, Knoxville, Tenn (zero/1)
 Colonial Life Arena, Columbia, S.C. (zero/1)
 25,429 (25,723)