Billboard Magazine: Meanwhile “rock star conductor” Andre Rieu leads the list

100716, Maastricht: Andre Rieu op het Vrijthof. Foto: Marcel van Hoorn.

While McCartney and The Weeknd come in at Nos. 2 and 3 on the Hot Tours recap, Dutch conductor and orchestra leader Andre Rieu tops the tally.

Rieu reported $11.3 million in grosses reported from the final 17 events on his 2015 world tour that kicked off on Jan. 9 in Frankfurt and wrapped on Dec. 23 in London. Rieu and his Johann Strauss Orchestra performed in 56 cities in both Europe and Latin America during the year. The tour’s overall gross topped $41.4 million with 529,153 tickets sold at 79 performances. Rieu finished at No. 17 on 2015’s year-end Top Tours ranking.
HOT TOURS – Dec. 29, 2015
Ranked by Gross. Compiled from Boxscores reported Dec. 22-28

1 ANDRE RIEU
$11,395,114
Nov. 12-Dec. 23
Zenith, Paris (1/0)
Paleis 12, Brussels (1/0)
GelreDome, Arnhem, Netherlands (1/0)
SSE Arena, Belfast (1/0)
3Arena, Dublin (2/2)
Aberdeen (U.K.) Exhibition & Conference Centre (2/0)
Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle, U.K. (1/0)
SSE Hydro, Glasgow, U.K. (1/0)
Genting Arena, Birmingham, U.K. (1/0)
Capital FM Arena, Nottingham, U.K. (1/0)
Manchester (U.K.) Arena (1/0)
Echo Arena, Liverpool, U.K. (1/0)
Motorpoint Arena, Sheffield, U.K. (1/0)
SSE Arena, London (2/0)
112,323 (129,012)

2 PAUL MCCARTNEY
$4,796,045
Oct. 15-22
Bruce Jordan Center, University Park, Pa. (1/1)
First Niagara Center, Buffalo, N.Y. (1/1)
28,077 (28,077)

3 THE WEEKND
$1,099,963
Nov. 7
Palace of Auburn Hills, Auburn Hills, Mich. (1/1)
15,184 (15,184)

 

Source: Billboard.com