Panic! at the Disco’s Career-Best Pray for the Wicked Tour Approaches $50 Million Mark


Panic! at the Disco tops the Hot Tours recap dated March 30, 2019, as the Brendon Urie-led act adds $10.4 million to its Pray for the Wicked Tour gross.

According to figures reported to Billboard Boxscore, Panic has totaled $49 million since launching the trek on July 11, 2018, at the Target Center in Minneapolis. Its career-high mark includes grosses from two separate North American legs, plus a week of dates in Australia.

The act had never grossed $1 million in one night as a headliner prior to embarking on its 2018-19 trek but has crossed the seven-figure threshold six times since, highlighted by its Jan. 16 show at Brooklyn's Barclays Center. That show is the highest of the act's eight entries on this week's Boxscore chart, with a gross of $1.053 million and 14,983 tickets sold.

Panic's Brooklyn tally follows its July 24, 2018, show at New York's Madison Square Garden from the tour's first leg. At MSG, Panic grossed $961,000, before making its 10 percent jump to the Barclays gross. On the act's previous run, 2017's Death of a Bachelor Tour, it grossed $816,000 at MSG, the tour's only New York-area show. Panic previously grossed $558,000 at Long Island's Jones Beach on June 30, 2016 (co-headlining with Weezer) and $205,000 at the Theater at Madison Square Garden on Aug. 5, 2014. Before that, it pulled in $96,000 at Central Park's Rumsey Playfield on 2011's Vices & Virtues Tour.

Ultimately, this growth of over 1,000 percent in the New York market over the last decade is reflective of Panic's national resurgence. The Pray for the Wicked Tour's reported gross of $49 million is a remarkable 170 percent increase over the Death of a Bachelor Tour's $18.1 million, which was already a giant leap forward from the act's co-headline run with Weezer and its headline Vices & Virtues Tour.

Panic's ascendant touring business has skyrocketed parallel with its success across other Billboard charts. After hitting No. 89 on the Billboard Hot 100 with "The Ballad of Mona Lisa" in 2011, it charted with "Ms. Jackson" (No. 68) and "This Is Gospel" (No. 87) from its 2013 release Too Weird to Live, To Rare to Die! Then 2016's Death of a Bachelor spawned four Hot 100 hits, including "Hallelujah," Panic's first appearance in the top 40 since 2006's "I Write Sins, Not Tragedies" (No. 7). The act then achieved its highest-charting Hot 100 hit yet with "High Hopes," which reached No. 4 in January and has spent 21 weeks atop Hot Rock Songs and 15 at No. 1 on Adult Pop Songs.

Panic will continue touring throughout Europe before closing the Pray for the Wicked Tour on April 4 in Hamburg, Germany.

See below for the full Hot Tours tally, including international showings from Drake, Chayanne and Boyzone.

  HOT TOURS – MARCH 30, 2019
  Ranked by Gross, Compiled from Boxscores reported March 19 – 24
  Total Gross
  Show Date Range
  Venue, City (Shows/Sellouts)
  Total Attendance (Capacity)
1 Panic! At The Disco
  Jan. 10 – 30
  KeyBank Center, Buffalo, N.Y. (1/1)
  SNHU Arena, Manchester, N.H. (1/1)
  Barclays Center, Brooklyn (1/1)
  Prudential Center, Newark, N.J. (1/1)
  Dunkin' Donuts Center, Providence, R.I. (1/1)
  Capital One Arena, Washington, D.C. (1/1)
  Spectrum Center, Charlotte, N.C. (1/1)
  John Paul Jones Arena, Charlottesville, Va. (1/1)
  Bridgestone Arena, Nashville, Tenn. (1/1)
  U.S. Bank Arena, Cincinnati, Ohio (1/1)
  Fiserve Forum, Milwaukee, Wisc. (1/1)
  Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland, Ohio (1/1)
  160,792 (160,792)
2 Gwen Stefani
  Feb. 27 – March 16
  Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood, Las Vegas (2/3)
  Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood, Las Vegas (0/3)
  Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood, Las Vegas (0/3)
  33,412 (38,547)
3 Chayanne
  March 1 – 16
  Estadio Victor Manuel Reyna, Texla Gutierrez, Mexico (0/1)
  Estadio Centenario 27 de Febrero, VillaHermosa, Mexico (0/1)
  Coliseo Yucatan, Merida, Mexico (0/2)
  World Trade Center, Veracruz, Mexico (0/1)
  Auditorio Nacional, Mexico City (0/3)
  58,624 (59,598)
4 Michael Buble
  March 17 – 20
  Allstate Arena, Rosemont, Ill. (1/1)
  Xcel Energy Center, St. Paul, Minn. (1/1)
  Sprint Center, Kansas, Mo. (1/1)
  37,031 (37,031)
5 Bad Bunny
  March 8 – 10
  Coliseo de Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico (3/3)
  48,080 (48,080)
6 Drake
  March 13 – 15
  AccorHotels Arena, Paris (0/3)
  30,475 (36,911)
7 Blake Shelton
  March 14 – 16
  Wells Fargo Arena, Des Moines, Iowa (1/1)
  Xcel Energy Center, St. Paul, Minn. (1/1)
  Resch Center, Green Bay, Wis. (1/1)
  33,325 (33,325)
8 Boyzone
  Jan. 20 – Feb. 13
  Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff, Wales (2/2)
  Bonus Arena, Hull, England (2/2)
  SSE Hydro, Glasgow, Scotland (1/2)
  M&S Bank Arena, Liverpool, England (0/1)
  Motorpoint Arena, Nottingham, England (0/1)
  Utilita Arena, Newcastle, England (0/2)
  57,737 (59,300)
9 Eric Church
  March 15 – 16
  Greensboro Coliseum, Greensboro, N.C. (2/2)
  31,570 (31,570)
10 Andrea Bocelli
  Feb. 13
  Amway Center, Orlando, Fla. (0/1)
  12,743 (12,865)