Idols In Concert – Stats – 09/15/11

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Final four North American AI Live tour concerts reporting in today. One more sell-out and this time in Canada. The only other time the concert sold out in Canada was way back in Season 2. Will we get results from the Manila concerts to round out the set?

BGT has started touring the UK and we have one of their results as well.

American Idols Live
Sept. 6, 2011: Syracuse, N.Y.: War Memorial at Oncenter: 4,975 of 5,581 (89%): $286,435
Sept. 7, 2011: Reading, Pa.: Sovereign Center: 5,850 of 6,780 (86%): $337,830
Sept. 9, 2011: Toronto, Ontario: Air Canada Centre: 11,485 of 11,485 (SOLD-OUT): $667,969
Sept. 10, 2011: Rochester, N.Y.: Blue Cross Arena: 7,336 of 7,842 (94%): $403,020

For this Report
Number of Dates Reported: 4
Number of Sell-Outs: 1 (25%)
Total Tickets Sold: 29,646
Total Tickets Available: 31,688
Percentage of Tickets Sold: 94%

Total Revenue: $1,695,254
Average Revenue Per Concert: $423,814
Average Tickets Sold Per Concert: 7,412
Average Ticket Price: $57.18

Total To Date:
Number of Dates Reported: 47
Number of Sell-Outs: 24 (51%)
Total Tickets Sold: 403,695
Total Tickets Available: 416,233
Percentage of Tickets Sold: 97%

Total Revenue: 22,002,464
Average Revenue Per Concert: $468,138
Average Tickets Sold Per Concert: 8,589
Average Ticket Price: $54.50

Britain’s Got Talent
June 23, 2011: London, U.K.: O2 Arena: 3,139 of 5,879 (53%): $155,207

 
  • LexieN

    Thanks for the numbers!!! Excited that they sold out in Canada..and that the overall numbers were so good…here’s hoping this translates into sales:)

  • jpfan

    S10 seems very odd to me. The TV ratings were great and tour has done very well indeed. On the other hand I’m not seeing amazing sales so far on the music end. The clear star is Scotty and the results for him so far are mixed. The good news is that his album is dropping very soon so we won’t have to wait long to see how it does!

    I heard the tail end of Kelly’s single on NYC radio last night. The DJ was raving about it. And from the bit I heard it sounded great.
    I’ve decided not to listen to it until I hear it on the radio first. You know, just like a regular Top 40 tune.

  • Barometz02

    Season 8 contestants performed at 20,000-capacity venues in Canada. Do take in to consideration there were many smaller venues this year.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    This year’s tour have done very well. I think that S2 sold more tickets for their “sold out” show at the Air Canada venue though, and 11,485 is well below other acts who have “sold out” this venue recently. I’m realizing that “sold out” is a flexible, relative description.

  • Kirsten

    Just in case we never get those Manila concerts, here is a summary of the 10 seasons from stats I have:

    AI-1
    Total Gross: $8,086,600
    Total Attendance: 257,680
    Number of Tickets Available: 313,431
    % Capacity: 82%

    Average Gross: $269,553
    Average Attendance: 8,589
    Average Ticket Price: $31.38
    Number of Shows: 30
    Number of Sell-outs:5
    Percentage of Sell-0uts: 17%

    Lowest Attendance (tickets): 4,694: Detroit, MI
    Highest Attendance (tickets): 13,046: Washington, DC
    Lowest Attendance (percentage): 50%: E. Rutherford, NJ; Nashville, TN
    Highest Attendance (percentage): 100%: Detroit, MI; Worcestor, MA; Altlantic City, NJ; Washington, DC; Sacramento, CA
    Lowest Gross: $171,504: Detroit, MI
    Highest Gross: $426,040: Washington, DC

    ———————————

    AI-2
    Total Gross: $15,546,772
    Total Attendance: 407,404
    Number of Tickets Available: 477,961
    % Capacity: 85%

    Average Gross: $379,190
    Average Attendance: 9937
    Average Ticket Price: $38.16
    Number of Shows: 41
    Number of Sell-outs: 17
    Percentage of Sell-0uts: 42%

    Lowest Attendance (tickets): 2,905: Boise, ID
    Highest Attendance (tickets): 14,645: Charlotte, NC
    Lowest Attendance (percentage): 42%: Boise, ID
    Highest Attendance (percentage): 100%: Hartford, CT; Detrioit, MI; Toronto, ONT; Cleveland, OH; 2xWorcester, MA; Philadelphia, PA, Washington, DC; E, Rutherford, NJ; Uniondale, NY; Providence, RH; Albany, NY; Raleigh, NC; Charlotte, NC; Atlanta, GA; Birmingham, AL; San Jose CA; Anaheim, CA
    Lowest Gross: $121,455 : Boise, ID
    Highest Gross: $477,963 : Charlotte, NC

    AI-3
    Total Gross: $11,372,423
    Total Attendance: 250,862
    Number of Tickets Available: 420,332
    % Capacity: 60%

    Average Gross: $232,090
    Average Attendance: 5,120
    Average Ticket Price: $45.33
    Number of Shows: 49
    Number of Sell-outs: 3
    Percentage of Sell-0uts: 6%

    Lowest Attendance (tickets): 2,060: Evansville, IN
    Highest Attendance (tickets): 10,479: E Rutherford, NJ
    Lowest Attendance (percentage): 27%: Indianapolis, IN
    Highest Attendance (percentage): 100%: 3xHonolulu, HI
    Lowest Gross: $91,080: Evansville, IN
    Highest Gross: $478,853: E Rutherford, NJ

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    AI-4
    Total Gross: $17,364,290
    Total Attendance: 392,094
    Number of Tickets Available: 437,136
    % Capacity: 89.7%

    Average Gross: $403,821
    Average Attendance: 9,118
    Average Ticket Price: $44.29
    Number of Shows: 43
    Number of Sell-outs: 12
    Percentage of Sell-0uts: 28%

    Lowest Attendance (tickets): 3,657: Des Moines, Iowa
    Highest Attendance (tickets): 14,304: Philadelphia, Pa.
    Lowest Attendance (percentage): 60%: Des Moines, Iowa
    Highest Attendance (percentage): 100%: Sunrise, Fla.; Birmingham, Ala.; Reading, Pa.; East Rutherford, N.J.; Philadelphia, Pa.; Wilkes-Barre, Pa.; Hartford, Conn.; Worcester, Mass.; Manchester, N.H.; Grand Prairie, Texas; Portland, Maine; Syracuse, NY
    Lowest Gross: $164,272 : Des Moines, Iowa
    Highest Gross: $633,132: Philadelphia, Pa.

    AI-5
    Total Gross: $35,291,883
    Total Attendance: 646,996
    Number of Tickets Available: 673,268
    % Capacity: 96%

    Average Gross: $598,168
    Average Attendance: 10,966
    Average Ticket Price: $54.55
    Number of Shows: 59
    Number of Sell-outs: 20
    Percentage of Sell-0uts: 34%

    Lowest Attendance (tickets): 6,048: Syracuse, N.Y.
    Highest Attendance (tickets): 15,337: Greensboro, N.C.
    Lowest Attendance (percentage): 80%: Austin, Texas
    Highest Attendance (percentage): 100%: 2xManchester, N.H.; 2xWorcester, Mass.;Hartford, Conn.; Albany, N.Y.; 2xEast Rutherford, N.J.; 2xUniondale, N.Y.; Wilkes-Barre, Pa.; Cleveland, Ohio; Rochester, N.Y.; Atlantic City, N.J.; Bridgeport, Conn.; Richmond, Va.; Greensboro, N.C.; Grand Rapids, Mich.; Portland, Ore.; Huntington, W. Va
    Lowest Gross: $357,758 : Syracuse, N.Y.
    Highest Gross: $791,159 : Philadelphia, Pa.

    ———————————

    Season 6: (not fully reported)
    Total Gross: $22,973,350 (55 concerts); $20,873,047 (50 concerts)
    Total Attendance: 383,331 (55 concerts); 344,373 (50 concerts)
    Number of Tickets Available: 491,992 (50 concerts) [553,200 deriving from reported percentages for 55 concerts]
    % Capacity: 70% (from 50 concerts) [69% deriving from reported precentages for 55 concerts]

    From 55 concerts
    Average Gross: $417,697
    Average Attendance: 6,969
    Average Ticket Price: $59.93
    Number of Shows: 55 (59 with 4 missing reports)
    Number of Sell-outs: 0
    Percentage of Sell-0uts: 0%

    Lowest Attendance (tickets): 3,479: Greensboro, NC
    Highest Attendance (tickets): 10,136: E. Rutherford, NJ (average of 2)
    Lowset Attendance (percentage): 34%: Louisville, Kentucky
    Highest Attendance (percentage): 95%: Portland, Maine
    Lowest Gross: $216,735 : Greensboro, NC
    Highest Gross: $605,172: Rosemont, Ill

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    AI-7
    Total Gross: $29,840,598
    Total Attendance: 491,321
    Number of Tickets Available: 575,312
    % Capacity: 85%

    Average Gross: $563,030
    Average Attendance: 9,270
    Average Ticket Price: $60.73
    Number of Shows: 53
    Number of Sell-outs: 9
    Percentage of Sell-0uts: 19%

    Lowest Attendance (tickets): 3,940: Evansville, Ind.
    Highest Attendance (tickets): 13,101: Rosemont, Ill.
    Lowset Attendance (percentage): 59%; Cincinnati, Ohio
    Highest Attendance (percentage): 100%: San Jose, Calif; Rosemont, Ill.; Atlantic City, N.J.; Manchester, N.H.; Worcester, Mass.; Duluth, Ga.; Tulsa, Okla.; Bridgeport, Conn.; Providence, R.I
    Lowest Gross: $230,814 : Evansville, Ind.
    Highest Gross: $773,060 :Rosemont, Ill.

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    AI-8
    Total Gross: $30,071,631
    Total Attendance: 483,512
    Number of Tickets Available: 564,938
    % Capacity: 85.6%

    Average Gross: $578,301
    Average Attendance: 9,298
    Average Ticket Price: 62.19
    Number of Shows: 52
    Number of Sell-outs: 8
    Percentage of Sell-0uts: 15%

    Lowest Attendance (tickets): 5,576: Syracuse, N.Y.
    Highest Attendance (tickets): 14,288: North Little Rock, Ark.
    Lowset Attendance (percentage): 65%: Vancouver, British Columbia
    Highest Attendance (percentage): 100%: North Little Rock, Ark.; Duluth, Ga.; Boston, Mass., Bridgeport, Conn., Providence, R.I., Syracuse, N.Y., Manchester, N.H.
    Lowest Gross: $359,130: Syracuse, N.Y.
    Highest Gross: $820,823: North Little Rock, Ark.

    ———————————

    AI-9 (barely fully reported)
    Total Gross: $3,182,811 (USA Today reports $9.6M – Pollstar? Late unpublished reports?)
    Total Attendance: 62,908
    Number of Tickets Available: 103,895
    % Capacity: 61%

    Average Gross: $289,347
    Average Attendance: 5,718
    Average Ticket Price: $50.59
    Number of Shows Reported: 11
    Number of Sell-outs: 0
    Percentage of Sell-0uts: 0%

    Lowest Attendance (tickets): 3,293: Minneapolis, Minn
    Highest Attendance (tickets): 7,872: Philadelphia, PA.
    Lowset Attendance (percentage): 38%: Anaheim, CA
    Highest Attendance (percentage): 89%: Uncaseville, Conn
    Lowest Gross: $178,469: Portland, Ore
    Highest Gross: $439,370 : Newark, NJ

    ———————————

    AI-10 (excluding Manila dates)
    Total Gross: $22,002,464
    Total Attendance: 403,695
    Number of Tickets Available: 416,233
    % Capacity: 97%

    Average Gross: $468,138
    Average Attendance: 8,589
    Average Ticket Price: $54.50
    Number of Shows Reported: 47
    Number of Sell-outs: 24
    Percentage of Sell-0uts: 51%

    Lowest Attendance (tickets): 4,975: Syracuse, N.Y.:
    Highest Attendance (tickets): 13,533: Raleigh, N.C.
    Lowset Attendance (percentage): 87%: Albany, N.Y.
    Highest Attendance (percentage): 100%: Everett, Los Angeles, Ontario, Grand Prairie, Houston, New Orleans, Duluth, Raleigh, Charlotte, Nashville, St. Lous, Kansas City, Minneapolis, Milwaukee, Rosemont, Detroit, Atlantic City, Wilkes-Barre, Bridgeport, Providence, Portland, Manchester, Uncasville, Toronto
    Lowest Gross: $286,435 : Syracuse, N.Y.
    Highest Gross: $696,605 : Raleigh, N.C.

    Raw data sources:
    Season 1-3: Posters at Pulse
    Season 4-5: The often imitated, never duplicated, Nevada
    Season 6: Leaked Boxscores, Idol Stages, Hazehel
    Season 7-8: Leaked Boxscores
    Season 9: Pollstar/Leaked Boxscores
    Season 10: Leaked Boxscores

  • Pam

    It’s has been great to see as many sold out dates as we have even considering the smaller size of the venues. It will be interesting to see how the career paths of the signed idols at this point do going forward.

  • larc

    Selling 97% of seats is quite an accomplishment in these times. Also great that we got reports so fast. Is 24 the greatest number of sold-out shows for an Idol tour so far?

  • CanadianLady

    As I mentioned in the recap I put in the Toronto Idol Tour thread, the ACC was pretty well packed. Not sure where they’d have put many more people. Even the seats at the edge of the stage had people in them. I’d be curious to know how many were at the Keith Urban concert the following night.

  • Tess

    On the other hand I’m not seeing amazing sales so far on the music end. The clear star is Scotty and the results for him so far are mixed.

    I personally think Scotty has done well, so far, with his sales. His EP, which includes ILYTB, has sold well over 150k, ILYTB is close to 600k, he is still selling his I-tunes AI compilation album, he has sold over 40k (in 11 days) of his latest single without any promotion other than to his twitter followers and his home-town (and the vast majority of them are probably waiting for his album at this point).

    Of course Scotty doesn’t have Carrie numbers (Carrie will never have those numbers again) but for a very young singer trying to establish himself in a very very crowded old boys club he is doing pretty damn good.

    Even though I am not overly fond of many of the Season 10 Idolettes I think they did well during the season and on tour. They pretty much took a show and a tour that had almost died the season before and re-established it as the number 1 show on TV and they got people to spend 22 million bucks on the tour…not to shabby in my estimation.

    As far as sales for Season 10…its still pretty damn early in the process to condemn the sales. It will be fun to watch how the 5 “signed” Idolettes do….I’ll bet my first born that collectively they will do a lot better than the troupe from Season 9.

  • Kirsten

    Season 8 contestants performed at 20000-capacity venues in Canada.

    Well, they pretended that they did not.

    S8:
    8-Jul-09 Vancouver, British Columbia General Motors Place 8,203 of 12,533 (65%): $536,828
    14-Aug-09 Hamilton, Ontario Copps Coliseum 10,776 of 11,954 (90%): $739,743

    I guess S8 was gilding the Lily there. Revised precentages based on the 20K capacity information provided:
    Vancouver: 41%
    Hamilton: 53%

    They did not cannibalize sales from each other either. The concert goers are much more likely to drive down to the nearest US concert than take a very expensive flight across the country. Plus, they get to fill up on cheap gas.

  • Kirsten

    Selling 97% of seats is quite an accomplishment in these times. Is 24 the greatest number of sold-out shows for an Idol tour so far?

    Yes. The next closest is S5 with 20 sold-out concerts and 96% in sales.

  • Pam

    TTWG is 30th on the spinincrease chart showing 40 stations spinning the single. LDCIAN is 37th showing 56 stations and LMMD is 38th showing 157 stations.

    TTWG is 4th on the taking off chart with LDCIAN being 15th.

    CHR/Pop
    38 29 KELLY CLARKSON Mr. Know It All 1983 890 1093 9.866
    55 48 TYGA Far Away f/Chris Ric… 412 300 112 0.83

    HAC
    26 16 KELLY CLARKSON Mr. Know It All 1742 795 947 8.458

    AC (through #37)
    4 4 JASON ALDEAN/KELLY CLARKSON Don’t You Wanna Stay 1549 1424 125 9.511
    22 21 DAVID COOK Last Goodbye 159 121 38 0.293
    20 24 JOSH GRACIN Long Way To Go 152 149 3 0.257
    31 27 KELLY CLARKSON Mr. Know It All 97 61 36 1.493

    Country (the chart goes to #49 and skips to #53)
    2 6 BRAD PAISLEY/CARRIE UNDERWOOD Remind Me 4827 5693 -866 32.997
    31 30 KELLIE PICKLER Tough 1126 1131 -5 6.101
    40 39 LAUREN ALAINA Like My Mother Does 587 552 35 2.831

    Urban AC
    9 12 JENNIFER HUDSON No One Gonna Love Yo… 913 1005 -92 5.903

    Rhythmic
    15 14 TYGA Far Away f/Chris Ric… 2735 2521 214 13.188

    Christian AC
    27 25 MANDISA Waiting For Tomorrow 262 212 50 0.967

    Canada-HAC
    53 22 KELLY CLARKSON Mr. Know It All 345 106 239 2.254

    Canada-Main AC
    118 43 KELLY CLARKSON Mr. Know It All 39 5 34 0.5

    Canada-Country
    2 4 BRAD PAISLEY/CARRIE UNDERWOOD Remind Me 670 768 -98 2.043

  • Barometz02

    Kirsten, why are your stats different from this?

    Total Gross – $30,139,328
    Total Attendance – 484,434
    Average Attendance – 9,316 (86%)
    Average Ticket Price – $62.22
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Idols_LIVE!_Tour_2009#Tour_summary

  • jpfan

    Scotty’s first single and the EP did well. But so far the response to the first song off the album is kind of meh. You’d expect the big fanbase that goes to the concerts to support the music more.

    Just checked and saw 10/4 as the date for Scotty’s album. They need to get working on some nice promo pronto!

  • Kirsten

    Kirsten, why are your stats different from this?

    Hazehel and I were trying to puzzle through that last week. The numbers I have are based on Billboard Boxscores. All the raw numbers have leaked. Perhaps the concert promoter provided revised numbers later?

    What they’ve done there is taken the numbers from the following article which Hazehel posted last week: Billboard. They’ve used the raw numbers to calculate the averages. We can’t derive what I consider other interesting information from that small amount of data though (and I’m never fond of mixing data).

    Anyway, check out the link Hazehel posted for a comparison of stats. The Raw stats for S8 can be found on Pulse.

  • Pam

    i-tunes

    Singles
    24. Mr. Know It All – Kelly Clarkson
    27. Remind Me (Duet with Carrie Underwood) – Brad Paisley
    97. Don’t You Wanna Stay (with Kelly Clarkson) – Jason Aldean
    105. The Trouble With Girls – Scotty McCreery
    136. I Love You This Big (American Idol Performance) – Scotty McCreery
    138. Far Away (feat. Chris Richardson) – Tyga
    222. Undo It – Carrie Underwood
    537. Like My Mother Does (American Idol Performance) – Lauren Alaina
    557. Home – Daughtry
    724. Before He Cheats – Carrie Underwood
    877. Stronger – Mandisa

    Albums
    21. Dream With Me – Jackie Evancho
    259. Glee: The Music Presents The Warblers – Glee Cast
    342. Glee: The Music, Vol. 6 – Glee Cast
    400. Glee: The Music, Vol. 4 – Glee Cast
    439. Glee: The Music, Vol. 1 – Glee Cast
    488. Glee: The Music, Vol. 5 – Glee Cast
    590. I Remember Me – Jennifer Hudson
    599. Michael Grimm – Michael Grimm
    616. Glee: The Music, Vol. 3 – Showstoppers (Deluxe Edition) – Glee Cast
    650. Hold On ‘Til the Night – Greyson Chance
    747. What If We Were Real – Mandisa
    760. Play On – Carrie Underwood
    813. Glee: The Music, Vol. 2 – Glee Cast
    815. Glee: The Music, Journey to Regionals – EP – Glee Cast
    892. American Idol Season 10: Scotty McCreery – Scotty McCreery
    954. Glee: The Music – The Christmas Album – Glee Cast

  • hoa_teca

    TTWG is not doing as well as expected does not mean it flops.

    I see quite a lot of people say they will invest in his album first and singles latter. So we don’t know if selling 51K mean just about that number of people is supporting Scotty and the rest is not.

    The song is selling about 51k so far with very little airplay and promotion – this number reflects his core fanbase, rather than his fanbase. We already know people may vote or cheer for a contestant on stage but that does not mean all of them will buy that contestant’s music.

    Just because people expect his fanbase to buy more than 51k does not mean that sales of TTWG is and will be dismal. I know it is not reasonable to compare Scotty with other artist like Kellie or Danny since Scotty is the current AI and is supposed to sell big. But he is still so new in country music while Kellie or Danny have been in this industry much longer than him with better country connection and must have gathered their own country fans. Still, look at their single sales and see if these numbers are better than Scotty’s (I don’t mean to offend Danny, Kellie’s fan or belittle what they are doing, so pls don’t misunderstand). With TTWG, Scotty is being treated as a new artist. And he is doing well for a new country artist.

    I don’t really know why the label chose TTWG as Scotty’s next single cos I know for sure at least his title track is better than TTWG. This song has nice lyric and structure but is not the usual catchy country song I hear on country chart. My guess is that it may continue to fall on itune chart for about at least 10 days. But when Scotty is back from the tour, he will work his ass off to promo the song and his album; also by that time, TTWG’s airplay will be better so there’s no way sales is not going to improve by then. How well the song will do on chart, I don’t know. But too soon to think of it as dismal.

  • Tess

    Just checked and saw 10/4 as the date for Scotty’s album. They need to get working on some nice promo pronto!

    Considering he is still tied up with the AI tour for at least another week the promo may have to wait until his AI tour contract is up. Besides, unless his peeps are in the bubble and believe that only first week sales are the indication of “success” I think that, like most country albums, the promo will be paced over weeks and months, not days. And, I may be mistaken, but I didn’t think that TTWG was/is part of the set-list for the Idol tour so I can’t quite fathom how the tour promoted his new single.

    ETA: But you can look at it this way…there have been a half dozen concerts since TTWG was released playing to some 7k concertees each show. If Scotty sold some 50k of his new song we could make the absurd correlation that everyone that attended those last concerts bought a single.

  • jpfan

    I don’t think Scotty’s album will flop. I’m just trying to get an idea of how strong the first week sales will be. Until the past few years, an Idol winner album was a lock for a strong opening. We’re just in a different time now. But ultimately acceptance by your genre trumps sales fueled by fickle Idol fans!

  • Pam

    Mediabase:
    KELLY CLARKSON – Mr. Know It All: 20.330 (+ 2.059)

  • fuzzywuzzy

    Thanks so much for posting all of those stats, Kirsten. :)

    AI-5
    Total Gross: $35,291,883
    Total Attendance: 646,996
    Number of Tickets Available: 673,268
    % Capacity: 96%

    I hadn’t realized that the S5 tour was such a monster. Since the “sold out” description is fluid (depending on how many tickets are made “available”), total attendance becomes a more meaningful stat.

    As I mentioned in the recap I put in the Toronto Idol Tour thread, the ACC was pretty well packed. Not sure where they’d have put many more people. Even the seats at the edge of the stage had people in them. I’d be curious to know how many were at the Keith Urban concert the following night.

    That stat wasn’t reported in the latest Billboard boxscore, but the boxscores for these other concerts at the Air Canada venue have been reported, with the “capacities” (tickets available) ranging from 14,047 to 18,430 tickets sold:

    8 Foo Fighters, Doughboys, **** Up Air Canada Centre
    Toronto, Ontario
    Aug. 9, 2011
    $989,562
    17,413 / 17,413
    1 / 1
    $60.38, $40.08
    Live Nation

    6 Taylor Swift, Needtobreathe, Danny Gokey Air Canada Centre
    Toronto, Ontario
    July 15-16, 2011
    $3,036,000
    30,144 / 30,144
    2 / 2
    $103.78, $93.35, $36.50
    The Messina Group/AEG Live

    33 Usher, Akon, Dev and the Cataracs Air Canada Centre
    Toronto, Ontario
    May 14, 2011
    $1,310,834
    15,984 / 15,984
    1 / 1
    $128.29, $90.41, $51.29, $30.57
    Atlanta Worldwide Touring/Concerts West/AEG Live

    17 Rod Stewart and Stevie Nicks Air Canada Centre
    Toronto, Ontario
    April 2, 2011
    $1,769,362
    14,047 / 14,047
    1 / 1
    $153.97, $71.78
    Live Nation Canada

    7 Lady Gaga, Scissor Sisters
    Air Canada Centre
    Toronto, Ontario
    March 3, 2011
    $1,887,085
    16,488 / 16,488
    1 / 1
    $179.99, $50.91
    Live Nation Global Touring

    2 Bon Jovi, Dean Lickyer, Frankie Whyte and the Dead Idols Air Canada Centre
    Toronto, Ontario
    Feb. 14-15, 2011
    $3,806,514
    36,861 / 36,861
    2 / 2
    $1,513.44, $146.14, $52.35, $17.12
    Concerts West/AEG Live

    $1,513.44 for the top ticket price for Bon Jovi? Yikes! I wonder how much the scalpers were getting for those tickets?

  • Tess

    ranging from 14,047 to 18,430 tickets sold:

    Since I’m not one who enjoys sitting behind a performer, or in the nosebleeds where I have to watch a screen to see anything I’m always a little “in awe” that people actually spend good money to “see” a concert from the rafters.

    Besides, as fun as the Idol tour can be, who really wants to pay 40 bucks not to be able to really see anything? I think AI was smart to limit their house numbers to relatively “good” seats so that the people attending could have a fun experience. Sales numbers may look pretty on paper but they don’t make the experience any better or greater. In fact I hated the last Stones concert I went to ’cause I sat behind the stage and the acoustics were horrible….that soured me on both the venue and the concert.

  • CanadianLady

    ^^ Wow! No idea how they got 18,000 people in there for Bon Jovi but I guess if you really crammed the seats close together on the floor and had them right along the edge of the back of the stage….

    Some of these prices are unreal to me, but I guess maybe I’m not that big of a fan of seeing any singers up close. :) Although I did make it to the front row once at a Johnny Cash show and that was memorable. But I didn’t pay for that seat.

  • http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=iamthepurplewalrus&view=videos purplesmile

    Kirsten, I doubt the official numbers for Manila would be released. I don’t think it’s ever done here. We usually are able to tell if a show is “sold out” (in Araneta, at least) if SRO tickets are made available or if we go into the venue and see it for ourselves. :P

    From the looks of things at this time, neither show in Manila is going to sell out. I’m not sure if anybody else has already reported it here, but the promoters have had to resort to selling the tickets to the second show via Groupon, with discounts ranging from 50% to 70+% (which upset me, since I bought my ticket at the regular/early bird promo price). I hope that interest in the shows picks up once the Idols arrive here and start doing promos.

  • http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=iamthepurplewalrus&view=videos purplesmile

    Speaking of expensive tickets, the ones here go for between $22 to $280+. Too steep, especially considering we Idol fans here are used to catching our favorites at free mall shows. (Of course, this is the first time we’re getting the whole group.)

  • Buffynut

    Whoa! Season 5 was a beast!!
    Thanks for gathering up all the info, Kristen.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    ^^ Wow! No idea how they got 18,000 people in there for Bon Jovi but I guess if you really crammed the seats close together on the floor and had them right along the edge of the back of the stage….

    Or more likely, they may have made the floor (or part of it) General Admission to really cram in people. Younger attendees are used to GA shows and probably prefer to see a show in this way unlike the older Idol audiences who prefer to have a seat.

  • Pam

    More Mediabase stats:
    TYGA -Far Away f/Chris Richardson= 16.681 (+0.078)
    KELLIE PICKLER -Tough= 7.219 (+0.080)
    LAUREN ALAINA -Like My Mother Does= 3.127 (-0.001)
    SCOTTY MCCREERY -The Trouble With Girls= 1.394 (+0.068)
    CASEY JAMES-Let’s Don’t Call It A Night= 0.811 (+0.014)
    LEONA LEWIS -Collide= 0.055 (=)

  • CanadianLady

    Or more likely, they may have made the floor (or part of it) General Admission to really cram in people. Younger attendees are used to GA shows and probably prefer to see a show in this way unlike the older Idol audiences who prefer to have a seat.

    Good point. I was at a Brad Paisley (with opener Eric Church) concert recently at BlackCreek Summer Music Festival and a good number of people left their seats to stand up front. Not sure I was ever that young. :)

    Fortunately we had wonderful seats dead center in the first row above ground level and could see and hear wonderfully. BTW, it wasn’t a sell-out by any means.

  • mm99

    I don’t think we have to worry too much about Scotty. At the moment, before the CD has even seen the light, it is the 2nd most sold CD overall at Walmart and #5 country at Amazon… this doesn’t even count Barnes and Noble (I don’t know the exact number but in the top 5) and other places OR Scotty’s own site where the fans are buying… and it hasn’t even come out yet? And almost zero promotion? This boy will do fine.

  • Pam

    Hot 100
    TW/LW/Weeks On Chart
    18 NE 01 Kelly Clarkson, Mr. Know It All
    27 23 14 Brad Paisley Duet With Carrie Underwood, Remind Me
    84 NE 01 Scotty McCreery, The Trouble With Girls
    94 83 16 Scotty McCreery, I Love You This Big

  • Trina

    I think Scotty will be fine. I cant stand TTWG, but I think he will be fine. We saw with his EP and ILYTB that he sells longterm and I’m way more anxious for his album. That said, Amazon sub-charts like country, pop, rock, etc and Walmarts best seller list means VERY little in the grand scheme of things. The overall Amazon chart and iTunes are the best indicators to give an idea of early pre-orders. Hell David Cook’s current album was #1 on Walmart for the longest time and we saw how that turned out. Hes at #49 now on Amazon overall which isnt amazing, but still not bad at all. Not as huge as the Davids and Adam’s debuts, but way better than Lee.

    $1,513.44 for the top ticket price for Bon Jovi? Yikes! I wonder how much the scalpers were getting for those tickets?

    The amazing thing is people pay it, too. I live in Bon Jovi town aka NJ where they can sell out stadiums in one day. Not just there though, I think till this day Pollstar still ranks them as one of the top touring acts. They put on a really terrific show though.

  • larc

    Trina says:
    Hes at #49 now on Amazon overall which isnt amazing, but still not bad at all. Not as huge as the Davids and Adam’s debuts, but way better than Lee.

    Scotty’s album has been in the top 100 at Amazon since they started accepting pre-orders for it. However, I get the impression that a lot of country fans don’t order albums, but just go into a store and buy them when they come out. Best Buy and Walmart usually have deals at least as good as Amazon and other mail order sources and there are no shipping charges to pay.

  • tripp_ncwy

    HDD One Day Sales Predictions.

    Capitol Nashville/EMI Country Trio Will Debut #1 With Close to 300k
    Lady Antebellum between 275-300k
    Brantley Gilbert 45-50k
    Staind 40-45k
    Dream Theater & The Devil Wears Prada’s Dead Throne 30-35k
    Anthrax 24-27k
    Alice Cooper 20-22k
    Primus 19-21k
    Bush 18-20k
    We Came as Romans 17-19k

    http://www.hitsdailydouble.com/news/newsPage.cgi?news08689m01

  • james1380

    kirsten, you may try asking the American Idol Live in Manila producer about the concert stats on their twitter account, @ovationprod. :D