Four years after coming together, the ensemble known as Dead & Company are going stronger than ever, atop the Hot Tours tally (see below) dated July 20, 2019. According to figures reported to Billboard Boxscore, the group added $29.8 million to its 2019 tour total with new reports for 12 shows. In all, the summer trek grossed $40.9 million and sold 486,917 tickets.

Not only does the tour top this week’s recap, Dead & Company also reign over the Current Boxscore chart with a double-header home run at Chicago’s Wrigley Field. The June 14-15 engagement grossed $7.1 million and sold 72,851 tickets.

Those earnings improve upon the band’s last performance at the same venue, when they grossed $6.4 million on June 30-July 1, 2017 (that engagement was previously Dead & Company’s biggest earner ever — in between tours, the group notched the biggest win of their career with a four-day destination event in Mexico, which tops the 2019 mid-year Top Boxscores chart).

The second biggest engagement of the tour, a July 5-6 stint at Boulder’s Folsom Field, grossed $6.5 million, up more than 20% from its engagement at the same venue last summer. 

The tour featured a fair mix of amphitheaters and stadiums, ranging in capacity from the 13,127 of Dos Equis Pavilion in Dallas to 43,779 of the Boston-area Gillette Stadium. In total, the band played six stadium shows and 13 dates in amphitheaters.

The final $40 million-plus total makes it Dead & Company’s biggest tour yet, up 16% over 2018’s $35.2 million gross. Having toured consistently since its 2015 debut, the band has grossed $205.5 million and sold 2.18 million tickets across 120 reported shows.

See below for the full Hot Tours recap, featuring Ariana Grande, Hugh Jackman, and the summer co-headline package of Train and the Goo Goo Dolls.

  HOT TOURS – JULY 20, 2019
  Ranked by Gross, Compiled from Boxscores reported July 9 – 15
   
  ACT
  Total Gross
  Show Date Range
  Venue, City (Shows/Sellouts)
  Total Attendance (Capacity)
   
RANK  
1 Dead & Company
  $29,833,761
  June 14 – July 6
  Wrigley Field, Chicago (0/2)
  Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs, N.Y. (0/1)
  BB&T Pavilion, Camden, N.J. (0/1)
  Gillette Stadium, Foxborough, Mass. (0/1)
  Citi Field, Flushing, N.Y (1/1)
  Jiffy Lube Live, Bristow, Va. (0/1)
  PNC Pavilion, Cincinnati, Ohio (1/1)
  Cellaris Amphitheatre at Lakewood, Atlanta, Ga. (1/1)
  Dos Equis Pavilion, Dallas, Texas (0/1)
  Folsom Field, Boulder, Colo. (0/2)
  333,499 (385,769)
   
2 Shawn Mendes
  $13,069,262
  June 12 – July 6
  Moda Center, Portland, Ore. (1/1)
  Rogers Arena, Vancouver, British Columbia (1/1)
  Rogers Place, Edmonton, Alberta (1/1)
  SaskTel Centre, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan (1/1)
  Bell MTS Place, Winnipeg, Manitoba (1/1)
  Xcel Energy Center, St. Paul, Minn. (1/1)
  Wells Fargo Arena, Des Moines, Iowa (1/1)
  Van Andel Arena, Grand Rapids, Mich. (1/1)
  Fiserv Forum, Milwaukee, Wis. (1/1)
  Allstate Arena, Rosemont, Ill. (2/2)
  Enterprise Center, St. Louis, Mo. (1/1)
  Pepsi Center, Denver, Colo. (1/1)
  Staples Center, Los Angeles (2/2)
  186,605 (186,605)
   
3 Ariana Grande
  $11,410,644
  June 14 – 26
  Barclays Center, Brooklyn (2/2)
  Madison Square Garden, New York (2/2)
  Scotiabank Arena, Toronto (1/1)
  72,621 (72,621)
   
4 Hugh Jackman
  $6,767,153
  June 24 – July 1
  Little Caesars Arena, Detroit, Mich. (0/1)
  Madison Square Garden, New York (0/3)
  Capital One Arena, Washington, D.C. (1/1)
  59,913 (62,067)
   
5 Billy Joel
  $6,575,093
  June 22
  Wembley Stadium, London (1/1)
  57,804 (57,804)
   
6 Anderson .Paak
  $6,424,841
  May 17 – June 29
  Ascend Amphitheater, Nashville (0/1)
  Jacobs Pavilion, Cleveland, Ohio (0/1)
  The Met Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pa. (1/1)
  Maine Savings Pavilion at Rock Row, Westbrook, Mass. (1/1)
  MECU Pavilion, Baltimore, Md. (0/1)
  RBC Echo Beach, Toronto (1/1)
  Meadow Brook Amphitheatre, Rochester, Mich. (1/1)
  Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island, Chicago, Ill. (1/1)
  Red Hat Amphitheater, Raleigh, N.C. (1/1)
  Chastain Park Amphitheatre, Atlanta, Ga. (1/1)
  Bold Sphere Music at Champions Square, New Orleans, La. (1/1)
  Revention Music Center, Houston, Texas (1/1)
  The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory, Irving, Texas (1/1)
  Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison, Colo. (1/1)
  The Pearl at The Palms, Las Vegas (0/1)
  PNE Amphitheatre, Vancouver, British Columbia (0/1)
  WaMu Theater, Seattle, Wash. (1/1)
  McMenamins Edgefield, Troutdale, Ore. (1/1)
  Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre, San Diego, Calif. (1/1)
  Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, San Francisco, Calif. (1/1)
  The Forum, Inglewood, Calif. (1/1)
  124,100 (124,605)
   
7 Paul McCartney
  $4,915,772
  June 1 – 6
  Rupp Arena, Lexington, Ky. (1/1)
  Kohl Center, Madison, Wis. (1/1)
  31,863 (31,863)
   
8 Westlife
  $4,907,313
  May 31 – June 15
  Utilita Arena, Newcastle, England (0/2)
  O2 Arena, London (0/3)
  61,400 (66,045)
   
9 Train & Goo Goo Dolls
  $4,799,807
  June 12 – 29
  Ak-Chin Pavilion, Phoenix, Ariz. (0/1)
  North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre, Chula Vista, Calif. (0/1)
  Shoreline Amphitheatre, Mountain View, Calif. (0/1)
  FivePoint Amphitheater, Irvine, Calif. (0/1)
  USANA Amphitheatre, West Valley City, Utah (0/1)
  Fiddler's Green Amphitheatre, Englewood, Colo. (0/1)
  Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre, Maryland Heights, Mo. (0/1)
  BankPlus Amphitheater at Snowden Grove, Southaven, Miss. (0/1)
  Harrah's Stir Concert Cove, Council Bluffs, Iowa (1/1)
  Walmart Arkansas Music Pavilion, Rogers, Ark. (1/1)
  Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, The Woodlands, Texas (0/1)
  Dos Equis Pavilion, Dallas (0/1)
  129,809 (190,120)
   
10 Backstreet Boys
  $2,683,200
  June 17 – 18
  O2 Arena, London (0/2)
  29,164 (31,600)

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