It’s the South African edition of the the concert report. This week finds us with the top two concerts from our singing show competitors in Joburg. One Direction shaking off the departure of Zayn only rakes in $6.3M in front of 131,615 people. How will they survive? Send food stamps. Meanwhile, Season 11 Idol Winner Phillip Phillips is opening for The Script (who have their own ties to an Idol winner). They also played a sold-out concert in Durban and Cape Town.
One Direction, Johnny Apple
March 28-29, 2015: Johannesburg, South Africa: FNB Stadium: 131,615 of 131,615 (2xSOLD-OUT): $6,232,220
The Script, Phillip Phillips
March 4, 2015: Johannesburg, South Africa:The Dome:12,092 of 14,479 (84%): $433,963
Feb. 6, 2015: Durban, South Africa: ICC Durban Arena: 7,569 of 7,569 (SOLD-OUT): $233,474
Feb. 8, 2015: Cape Town, South Africa: Grand Arena at GrandWest Casino: 6,872 of 6,888 (99.8%): $226,419