763 concerts were reported this week, so apologies in advance if I missed anybody relevant in the onslaught.
One Direction continues to amaze. I’ve run out of superlatives. From May 28th to June 8th, the lads from the X-Factor sold out 8 concerts. They played to 510,999 screaming fans and brought in $37,869,140. Nice work if you can get it. Stunning.
Also from the X-Factor is Little Mix. They are a little more popular in the UK giving a concert at that O2 arena that earned $772K. In the US, they are opening for Demi whose Auburn Hills concert earned half that. Also opening for Demi at that concert were X-Factor’s Cher Lloyd and Fifth Harmony. Cher was also one of the acts at a KISS 95.7 concert in Uncasville and headlined in Huntington. Fifth Harmony headlined and sold-out in New Jersey.
Selena Gomez, Demi’s fellow Disney Channel star, also has reality singing show competitors opening for her in Auburn Hills. X-Factor US’s Emblem3 and The Voice’s Christina Grimmie opened that sold-out concert. On their own, Emblem3 also sold out a concert in Huntington.
Pentatonix from the Sing-off sold-out concerts on both sides of the Atlantic. They were in New York at the famed Beacon in April and in Dublin in May. The Sing-off Live Tour was in Minneapolis and it too sold-out.
AGT’s Lindsey Stirling has the Voice’s Dia Framptom (first season) opening for her. Lindsey sold-out the Riveria Theatre in Chicago and the Riverside Theatre in Milwaukee.
Finally, we have Idol’s Fantasia in Tuscaloosa and Daugntry in Huntington (were he sold-out).
One Direction, 5 Seconds of Summer
June 6-8, 2014: London, U.K.: Wembley Stadium: 236,566 of 236,566 (3xSOLD-OUT): $20,017,900
May 30-31, June 1, 2014: Manchester, U.K.: Etihad Stadium: 158,579 of 158,579 (3xSOLD-OUT): $12,908,000
June 3, 2014: Edinburgh, U.K.: Murrayfield Stadium: 64,623 of 64,623 (SOLD-OUT): $5,297,750
May 28, 2014: Sunderland, U.K.: Stadium of Light: 51,231 of 51,231 (SOLD-OUT): $4,383,490
May 25, 2014: London, U.K.: O2 Arena: 13,716 of 15,380 (89%): $772,257
Demi Lovato, Cher Lloyd, Fifth Harmony, Little Mix
March 13, 2014: Auburn Hills, Mich.: Palace of Auburn Hills: 8,189 of 13,193 (62%): $326,596
KISS 95.7 Summer Kick Off Concert: Cher Lloyd, Austin Mahone, B.o.B., Cash Cash, Hot Chelle Rae, R5
June 8, 2014: Uncasville, Conn.: Mohegan Sun Arena: 3,405 of 5,598 (61%): $174,744
Cher Lloyd, Jackson Harris
April 6, 2014: Huntington, N.Y.: The Paramount: 807 of 1,555 (52%): $21,750
June 8, 2014: Freehold, N.J.: iPlay America’s Event Center: 1,880 of 1,880 (SOLD-OUT): $35,495
Selena Gomez, Emblem3, Christina Grimmie
Nov. 26, 2013: Auburn Hills, Mich.: Palace of Auburn Hills: 10,240 of 10,240 (SOLD-OUT): $469,452
Emblem3, MKTO, Jackson Guthy
Feb. 26, 2014: Huntington, N.Y.: The Paramount: 1,555 of 1,555 (SOLD-OUT): $48,956
April 3, 10, 2014: New York, N.Y.: Beacon Theatre: 5,526 of 5,526 (SOLD-OUT): $186,487
May 18, 2014: Dublin, Ireland: The Academy: 850 of 850 (SOLD-OUT): $23,394
Fantasia, Joe, Lyfe Jennings
June 13, 2014: Tuscaloosa, Ala: Tuscaloosa Amphitheater: 3,037 of 5,000 (61%): $143,028
Lindsey Stirling, Dia Frampton
June 6, 2014: Chicago, Ill.: Riviera Theatre: 2,500 of 2,500 (SOLD-OUT): $65,000
June 5, 2014: Milwaukee, Wis.: Riverside Theatre: 2,433 of 2,433 (SOLD-OUT): $60,825
The Sing-Off Live Tour
March 21, 2014: Minneapolis, Minn.: Mill City Nights: 1,016 of 1,016 (SOLD-OUT): $37,010
Daughtry, Adam Ezra Group, Blake Ian
Dec. 9, 2013: Huntington, N.Y.: The Paramount: 1,259 of 1,259 (SOLD-OUT): $63,430