Bruno Mars leads the pack on the weekly recap of top-grossing Hot Tours (see list below) with sales reported from the final 2017 leg of his 24K Magic World Tour that began in the spring of last year. The singer played 10 shows in Latin American markets during November and December to close out the tour for the year, grossing $37.4 million from 408,443 tickets sold.
The ongoing trek in support of his November 2016 release 24K Magic kicked off with a European leg that ran from March 28 until mid-June. A stretch through North American cities began in July and culminated with a four-night stint in Los Angeles in November.
The Latin American run launched in Rio de Janeiro on Nov. 18 and continued through Dec. 7, stopping at venues in seven countries. In two cities, Mars played for two nights – first at Rio’s Praça da Apoteose to kick off the run, and then on Nov. 22 and 23 in São Paulo at Estádio do Morumbi. Los Angeles-based band DNCE opened all the shows on the Latin jaunt.
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Since the 24K Magic World Tour began in Belgium on March 28, 2017, the sold-ticket count stretches just over 2 million with an overall gross reaching $200 million. Produced by Live Nation, the trek has included a total of 115 headlining performances so far.
Aside from a handful of appearances in the Americas, Mars’ 2018 itinerary will include treks to Australia and New Zealand in March followed by an Asian leg in April and May. A final run of shows is set for June and July in European markets including a host of festival appearances. The tour is set to wrap at the British Summer Time Festival at London’s Hyde Park on July 14.
HOT TOURS – Jan. 16, 2018
Ranked by Gross. Compiled from Boxscores reported Jan. 9-15
Show Date Range
Total Attendance (Capacity)
1 BRUNO MARS
Nov. 18-Dec. 7
Praça da Apoteose, Rio de Janeiro (2/2)
Estádio do Morumbi, São Paulo (2/2)
Estadio Único Ciudad de La Plata, Buenos Aires (1/1)
Estadio Nacional, Santiago (1/1)
Estadio Nacional, Lima (1/1)
Estadio Olímpico Atahualpa, Quito, Ecuador (1/1)
Estadio El Campín, Bogotá (1/1)
Estadio Nacional de Costa Rica, San José (1/1)
Allianz Parque, São Paulo (2/2)
Arena do Gremio, Porto Alegre, Brazil (1/1)
Estadio Único Ciudad de La Plata, Buenos Aires (2/2)
3 BILLY JOEL
BB&T Center, Sunrise, Fla. (1/1)
4 THE KILLERS
Place Bell, Laval, Quebec (1/1)
Mercedes-Benz Arena, Berlin (1/0)
Harrah’s Cherokee (N.C.) Casino Resort (1/0)
7 WILLIE NELSON
Bluesville at Horseshoe, Tunica, Miss. (1/0)
Riverdome at Horseshoe, Bossier City, La. (1/0)
8 TRAVIS TRITT
Carolina Theatre, Durham, N.C. (1/1)
Sandler Center for the Performing Arts, Virginia Beach (1/0)
Music Hall, Charleston, S.C. (1/0)
9 RON WHITE
Harrah’s Resort Southern California, Events Center,Valley Center, Calif. (1/0)
10 MANNHEIM STEAMROLLER
Stephens Auditorium, Ames, Iowa (1/0)