Florida Georgia Line earns the top ranking on the latest slate of Hot Tours (see list, below) with more than $10 million reported from 17 concerts since the beginning of 2017.
The shows were part of the country duo's Dig Your Roots Tour, which grossed more than $35 million last year from 800,000 fans at 57 performances in the U.S. and Canada. Last fall the trek was extended into 2017 with 28 dates added in North American markets from late January through early May.
The 2017 leg kicked off with a sold out concert on Jan. 27 at Florida State University's Donald Tucker Civic Center in Tallahassee. The winter trek, produced by Live Nation, is set primarily in arenas, but the tour also included a theater performance at the Choctaw Casino in Durant, Okla. on Feb. 4. The group is also set to headline the Bash at the Beach event on April 1 at Mandalay Bay Resort in Las Vegas. The final arena performance of the tour will be on May 6 in Quebec at the 18,000-seat Centre Vidéotron.
FGL will debut their new summer trek, dubbed the Smooth Tour, just one month later and play primarily outdoor amphitheaters during a 20-week stretch through October. A handful of arena dates and summer festival appearances are also booked, as well as headlining stints at three stadiums: Boston's Fenway Park and Target Field in Minneapolis during July and Chicago's Wrigley Field the following month.
Nelly and Chris Young will support the tour throughout the run, and Backstreet Boys will also be on the bill at the stadiums.
HOT TOURS - March 28, 2017 Ranked by Gross. Compiled from Boxscores reported March 21-27 RankACT Total Gross Show Date Range Venue/City (Shows/Sellouts) Total Attendance (Capacity) 1FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE $10,118,192 Jan. 27-March 23 Donald Tucker Civic Center, Tallahassee, Fla. (1/1) Amway Center, Orlando (1/1) i wireless Center, Moline, Ill. (1/1) Mizzou Arena, Columbia, Mo. (1/1) Choctaw Grand Theater, Durant, Okla. (1/1) Mississippi Coast Coliseum, Biloxi, Miss. (1/1) CenturyLink Center, Bossier City, La. (1/0) The Cajundome, Lafayette, La. (1/1) State Farm Center, Champaign, Ill. (1/1) CenturyLink Center, Omaha, Neb. (1/0) Chesapeake Energy Arena, Oklahoma City (1/1) Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, Conn. (2/2) PPL Center, Allentown, Pa. (1/1) Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, N.J. (1/1) Prudential Center, Newark, N.J. (1/1) Greensboro (N.C.) Coliseum (1/1) 149,216 (150,090) 2CHARLIE WILSON $5,270,657 March 8-26 Microsoft Theater, Los Angeles (2/0) MGM Grand Garden, Las Vegas (1/0) Oracle Arena, Oakland (1/0) Sprint Center, Kansas City, Mo. (1/0) Chesapeake Energy Arena, Oklahoma City (1/1) Toyota Center, Houston (1/1) Verizon Theatre, Grand Prairie, Texas (1/1) USF Sun Dome, Tampa (1/0) Birmingham (Ala.) Jefferson Convention Complex (1/1) Smoothie King Center, New Orleans (1/1) Columbus (Ga.) Civic Center (1/0) 79,168 (84,667) 3RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS $2,207,028 March 18-21 Rogers Arena, Vancouver (1/1) Valley View Casino Center, San Diego (1/1) 24,952 (24,952) 4BLAKE SHELTON $2,167,271 March 16-18 Ford Center, Evansville, Ind. (1/0) Allstate Arena, Rosemont, Ill. (1/1) CenturyLink Center, Omaha, Neb. (1/0) 34,537 (38,405) 5THE LUMINEERS $1,945,841 March 14-21 Petersen Events Center, Pittsburgh (1/0) Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, Conn. (1/1) Bell Centre, Montreal (1/1) Centre Vidéotron, Quebec City (1/0) Canadian Tire Centre, Ottawa (1/0) 42,246 (43,421) 6THE WEEKND $1,807,250 March 7-8 O2 Arena, London (2/0) 34,637 (36,094) 7MIRANDA LAMBERT $901,829 March 11-19 BOK Center, Tulsa, Okla. (1/0) Van Andel Arena, Grand Rapids, Mich. (1/0) 19,445 (20,743) 8JUSTIN MOORE & LEE BRICE $807,967 Feb. 24-March 18 Wings Event Center, Kalamazoo, Mich. (1/1) Wels Fargo Arena, Des Moines, Iowa (1/0) Baxter Arena, Omaha, Neb. (1/0) Budweiser Events Center, Loveland, Colo. (1/0) 19,515 (21,388) 9JACK WHITEHALL $478,768 Feb. 24 O2 Arena, London (1/0) 12,061 (13,433) 10RICK ROSS $434,157 March 18 Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, N.J. (1/0) 6,063 (6,340)