Kendrick Lamar scores the highest Hot Tours ranking the week (see list, below) with ticket sales reported from his DAMN. Tour that resumed in 2018 following an opening trek through North America last summer. The current leg kicked f on Feb. 7 in Ireland, the first stop on a four-week run through European countries that is set to wrap in early March.

His first box-fice counts reported from Europe came from two nights at London’s O2 arena, one two venues on the continent to host the rapper for two concerts. He played the O2 on Feb. 12 and 13 and is booked at AccorHotels Arena in Paris on Feb. 25 and 26. The sold ticket count in London totaled 34,877 during the two-show stint with an overall gross reaching $3.2 million (USD). He previously played the London arena in 2012 as a support artist on Drake’s Club Paradise Tour. Drake also performed two shows at the O2 that year, drawing 34,575 fans.

Lamar is touring in support his Grammy Award-winning albumDamn that was released in April last year. The opening run through North America launched on July 12 — three months after the album arrived — and continued through Labor Day weekend, playing arenas in 30 cities. Overall in 2017 the tour earned $40.7 million at the box fice from a total 451,937 sold tickets. With multiple shows in Brooklyn, Toronto, Chicago and Los Angeles, the total number headlining performances on the opening leg was 35.

The current European run includes 14 cities on the schedule beginning with the opener in Dublin. Six concerts set in four cities in the U.K. followed during the first half February. Germany will also host multiple shows including the finale that will be held at Mercedes-Benz Arena in Berlin on March 5.

  HOT TOURS – Feb. 20, 2018
  Ranked by Gross.  Compiled from Boxscores reported Feb. 6-12
   
Rank ACT
  Total Gross
  Show Date Range
  Venue/City (Shows/Sellouts)
  Total Attendance (Capacity)
   
1 KENDRICK LAMAR
  $3,284,010
  Feb. 12-13
  O2 Arena, London (2/2)
  34,877 (34,877)
   
2 CHRIS ROCK
  $2,104,720
  Jan. 27-28
  O2 Arena, London (2/0)
  30,239 (32,148)
   
3 JAY-Z
  $2,012,730
  Dec. 21
  The Forum, Inglewood, Calif. (1/1)
  16,084 (16,084)
   
4 DAVE CHAPPELLE & JOHN MAYER
  $1,938,764
  Dec. 31
  The Forum, Inglewood, Calif. (1/1)
  14,461 (14,461)
   
5 CHRIS YOUNG
  $1,784,658
  Feb. 1-10
  Tsongas Center at Umass, Lowell, Mass. (1/1)
  Cross Insurance Center, Bangor, Maine (1/1)
  Grand Theater at Foxwoods, Mashantucket, Conn. (1/1)
  Petersen Events Center, Pittsburgh (1/1)
  EagleBank Arena, Fairfax, Va. (1/1)
  Big Sandy Superstore Arena, Huntington, W. Va. (1/1)
  36,548 (36,548)
   
6 THE ORIGINAL MISFITS
  $1,599,664
  Dec. 30
  The Forum, Inglewood, Calif. (1/1)
  14,717 (14,717)
   
7 THE KILLERS
  $904,742
  Feb. 3
  MGM Grand Garden, Las Vegas (1/1)
  12,791 (12,791)
   
8 A-HA
  $756,521
  Feb. 14
  O2 Arena, London (2/0)
  9,482 (15,613)
   
9 MIRANDA LAMBERT
  $626,881
  Feb. 10
  The Forum, Inglewood, Calif. (1/0)
  11,760 (12,549)
   
10 GERARDO ORTIZ
  $593,737
  Feb. 3
  The Forum, Inglewood, Calif. (1/0)
  6,037 (6,859)
   
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