Zac Brown Band Approaches $30 Million on The Owl Tour, Tops Hot Tours Recap


The country act nabbed the highest-grossing engagement of their decade-plus career.

Zac Brown Band proved themselves, again, as one of country’s most reliable earners on the road, as The Owl Tour tops the Hot Tours recap (dated Oct. 5). According to figures reported to Billboard Boxscore, new reports amounting to $21.3 million push the summer tour’s total to $29.5 million over 27 dates.

The tour began June 7, less than two months after the conclusion of the band’s previous run, Down the Rabbit Hole Live (2018-19). The Owl Tour has spanned amphitheaters (and select stadiums) around North America, playing 27 shows through Sept. 20.

In six cities on The Owl Tour, Zac Brown Band has doubled up with two shows, ranging from tour openers on June 7-8 at the Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion in Gilford, N.H., to the Sept. 6-7 stint at the BB&T Pavilion in Camden, N.J. The tour’s highlight was a two-night run at Boston’s Fenway Park, where the group grossed $5.5 million and sold 71,514 tickets. This is enough to make it the band’s highest-grossing engagement ever, surpassing its last double-header at Fenway Park by a scant $14,784 (a margin of 0.3%).

The tour will play another seven dates in October before wrapping. Averaging just over $1 million per night so far, the final gross will head into the $35-40 million range. On the Oct. 5-dated Billboard charts, Zac Brown Band’s sixth studio LP, The Owl, debuts at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 and at No. 1 on the Top Country Albums chart.

See below for the full Hot Tours recap, featuring Phil Collins, Alejandro Fernandez and Florida Georgia Line.

  HOT TOURS – OCT. 5, 2019
  Ranked by Gross, Compiled from Boxscores reported Sept. 24 – 30
  Total Gross
  Show Date Range
  Venue, City (Shows/Sellouts)
  Total Attendance (Capacity)
1 Zac Brown Band
  June 30 – Sept. 20
  American Family Insurance Amphitheater, Milwaukee, Wis. (0/1)
  Scotiabank Saddledome, Calgary, Alberta (1/1)
  FivePoint Amphitheater, Irvine, Calif. (0/2)
  Mile High Stadium, Denver, Colo. (0/1)
  Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater, Wantagh, N.Y. (2/2)
  Jiffy Lube Live, Bristow, Va. (0/1)
  Hersheypark Stadium, Hershey, Pa. (0/1)
  Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs, N.Y. (0/1)
  Fenway Park, Boston, Mass. (2/2)
  BB&T Pavilion, Camden, N.J. (1/2)
  XFINITY Theatre, Hartford, Conn. (0/1)
  North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre, Chula Vista, Calif. (0/1)
  Shoreline Amphitheatre, Mountain View, Calif. (0/1)
  319,737 (385,735)
2 Florida Georgia Line
  July 11 – 27
  PNC Bank Arts Center, Holmdel, N.J. (1/1)
  XFINITY Center, Mansfield, Mass. (1/1)
  BB&T Pavilion, Camden, N.J. (1/1)
  Darling's Waterfront Pavilion, Bangor, Maine (1/1)
  XFINITY Theatre, Hartford, Conn. (1/1)
  Northwell Health at Jones Beach Thater, Wantagh, N.Y. (1/1)
  Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater, Virginia Beach, Va. (1/1)
  Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek, Raleigh, N.C. (1/1)
  PNC Music Pavilion, Charlotte, N.C. (1/1)
  172,279 (172,279)
3 Bruno Mars
  Sept. 3 – 14
  Park Theater, Las Vegas (7/7)
  36,630 (36,630)
4 Lizzo
  July 2 – Sept. 26
  Tolhuistuin, Amsterdam, Netherlands (2/2)
  Festsaal Kreuzberg, Berlin (1/1)
  Magnolia, Milan, Italy (1/1)
  McMenamins Edgefield, Troutdale, Ore. (2/2)
  Ram's Head, Annapolis, Md. (1/1)
  Gallagher Way, Chicago, Ill. (1/1)
  The Fillmore, New Orleans, La. (2/2)
  Yeungling Center, Tampa, Fla. (1/1)
  The Fillmore, Miami Beach, Fla. (1/1)
  Red Hat Amphitheater, Raleigh, N.C. (1/1)
  Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre, Charlotte, N.C. (1/1)
  Agganis Arena, Boston, Mass. (1/1)
  The Met Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pa. (1/1)
  Budweiser Stage, Toronto (1/1)
  Radio City Music Hall, New York (2/2)
  The Anthem, Washington, D.C. (2/2)
  91,534 (91,534)
5 Eric Clapton
  Sept. 13
  T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas (1/1)
  13,789 (13,789)
6 Phil Collins
  Sept. 23
  American Airlines Center, Dallas, Texas (0/1)
  13,561 (14,115)
7 Jonas Brothers
  Sept. 25
  American Airlines Center, Dallas, Texas (0/1)
  13,947 (14,665)
8 Eric Church
  Sept. 20 – 21
  Scotiabank Saddledome, Calgary, Alberta (2/2)
  24,491 (24,491)
9 Alejandro Fernandez
  Sept. 15
  Mandalay Bay Events Center, Las Vegas (1/1)
  8,775 (8,775)
10 Iron Maiden
  Sept. 13
  MGM Grand Garden, Las Vegas (1/1)
  12,704 (12,704)