No wonder One Direction was celebrating in their van the other day. They had just completed a very successful tour of South America where they played to almost 311K people in 7 sold-out concerts and earned $26.7M. Ka-ching! I think Simon Cowell is diving into his swimming pool full of money this morning.
In other news, Cassadee Pope opened for George Strait in Foxboro for another sold out concert. We have another report of Phillip Phillips opening for John Mayer. And Selena Gomez features a potpourri of reality singing competitors. She has X-Factors Emblem3 and Voice’s brand new third place finisher Christina Grimmie opening up for her even before Christina was on the show. They sold-out in Minneapolis.
One Direction, P9/Abraham Mateo/Sonus/P9
May 10-11, 2014: Sao Paulo, Brazil: Estadio do Morumbi: 102,792 of 102,792 (2xSOLD-OUT): $9,457,730
April 30-May 1, 2014: Santiago, Chile: Estadio Nacional: 87,324 of 87,324 (2xSOLD-OUT): $7,688,500
May 3-4, 2014: Buenos Aires, Argentina: Estadio Velez Sarsfield: 80,622 of 80,622 (2xSOLD-OUT): $5,682,760
May 8, 2014: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil: Parque dos Atletas: 40,087 of 40,087 (SOLD-OUT): $3,826,760
George Strait, Tim McGraw, Faith Hill, Cassadee Pope
May 31, 2014: Foxboro, Mass.: Gillette Stadium: 55,863 of 55,863 (SOLD-OUT): $5,005,789
John Mayer, Phillip Phillips
Nov. 27, 2013: Grand Rapids, Mich.: Van Andel Arena: 7,907 of 10,215 (77%): $408,607
Selena Gomez, Emblem3, Christina Grimmie
Nov. 21, 2013: Minneapolis, Minn.: Target Center: 7,248 of 7,248 (SOLD-OUT): $320,470