Khalid Tops $8 Million on ‘Roxy’ Tour, Hits Top Tours Tally

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Khalid earns a slot on the most recent tally of top-grossing Hot Tours (see below) based on $8.7 million in ticket sales from his Roxy tour that launched early this year in New York City.

The 20-year-old R&B artist kicked off his North American trek with an engagement at Radio City Music Hall on Jan. 27. With a sellout crowd of 5,960 in attendance, the event marked his headlining debut at the famed Manhattan performance venue.

Three months later on May 1 he began the bulk of his tour — a five-week run of shows through 18 U.S. and Canadian cities. With a string of dates booked primarily in arenas and outdoor amphitheaters, the first of these shows came in Portland at the Moda Center with 7,974 fans in the house. He continued the run through June 7, playing his final date of the late-spring jaunt at Red Hat Amphitheater in Raleigh, N.C.

He performed 23 concerts during the run with the total number of sold seats hitting 158,727. His highest sold ticket count was logged in San Francisco at Bill Graham Civic Auditorium on May 5 and 6. He moved 17,482 tickets during the two-show stint, one of four two-night engagements on the schedule. Vancouver hosted the largest crowd on a single night of the tour with 13,470 in attendance on May 2 at Rogers Arena.

Khalid took a brief break from the road on May 20 to attend the Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas where he won the trophy for Top New Artist. The Georgia native won acclaim with the release of his debut album American Teen in March of 2017.

Next on his tour schedule is a slate of European festival appearances during July including Belgium’s Rock Werchter event on July 7 as well as the British Summer Time festival at London’s Hyde Park on July 14.

HOT TOURS – JUNE 19, 2018
Ranked by Gross.  Compiled from Boxscores reported June 12-18
Rank ACT
Total Gross
Show Date Range
Venue/City (Shows/Sellouts)
Total Attendance (Capacity)
1 BRUNO MARS
$48,742,553
April 11-May 13
Saitama (Japan) Super Arena (4/4)
Taipei (Taiwan) World Trade Center (1/1)
Mercedes-Benz Arena, Shanghai (3/3)
CotaiArena, Cotai, Macau (2/2)
Impact Arena, Bangkok (2/2)
SM Mall of Asia Arena, Manila (2/2)
Indoor Arena, Singapore (2/2)
Axiata Arena, Kuala Lumpur (1/1)
AsisWorld-Arena, Hong Kong (2/2)
277,518 (277,518)
2 KHALID
$8,748,392
Jan. 27-June 7
Radio City Music Hall, New York (1/1)
Moda Center, Portland (1/1)
Rogers Arena, Vancouver (1/1)
WaMu Theater, Seattle (1/1)
Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, San Francisco (2/2)
UC Davis ARC Pavilion, Davis, Calif. (1/1)
Greek Theatre, Los Angeles (2/2)
Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison, Colo. (1/1)
Allen (Texas) Event Center (1/1)
H-E-B Center, Cedar Park, Texas (1/1)
Smart Financial Centre, Sugar Land, Texas (1/1)
Infinite Energy Center, Duluth, Ga. (1/1)
Charlotte (N.C.) Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre (1/1)
Festival Pier at Penn’s Landing, Philadelphia (1/1)
Toyota presents the Oakdale Theatre, Wallingford, Conn. (1/1)
RBC Echo Beach, Tornoto (2/2)
Meadow Brook Amphitheatre, Rochester, Mich. (1/1)
Pier Six Pavilion, Baltimore (2/2)
Red Hat Amphitheater, Raleigh, N.C. (1/1)
158,727 (158,727)
3 ENRIQUE IGLESIAS
$6,249,176
May 7-June 3
O2 Arena, Prague (2/2)
Dvorana Stozice, Ljubljana, Slovenia (2/2)
HaYarkon Park, Tel Aviv (1/1)
Royal Arena, Copenhagen (1/1)
102,731 (102,731)
4 TIM MCGRAW & FAITH HILL
$3,210,806
June 12-16
Giant Center, Hershey, Pa. (1/1)
Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Uniondale, N.Y. (1/1)
Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, Conn. (1/1)
SNHU Arena, Manchester, N.H. (1/1)
34,297 (34,297)
5 KIP MOORE & LEE BRICE
$987,310
April 21-25
Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre (1/0)
Enmore Theatre, Sydney (1/0)
Tamworth (Australia) Regional Entertainment Centre (1/0)
Forum, Melbourne (1/1)
13,244 (13,947)
6 VANCE JOY
$868,074
June 11-15
Palace Theatre, Albany, N.Y. (1/1)
The Anthem, Washington, D.C. (1/1)
Prospect Park Bandshell, Brooklyn, N.Y. (1/1)
Blue Hills Bank Pavilion, Boston (1/1)
18,649 (18,649)
7 EL FANTASMA
$865,136
June 8-9
Eagles Ballroom, Milwaukee, Wis. (1/0)
Allstate Arena, Rosemont, Ill. (1/0)
9,092 (10,300)
8 SIMPLE PLAN
$739,900
April 19-27
Powerstation, Auckland, New Zealand (1/0)
Nightquarter, Gold Coast, Australia (1/0)
Eatons Hill Hotel, Brisbane (1/0)
Forum, Melbourne (2/2)
NEX, Newcastle, Australia (1/0)
The Big Top at Luna Park, Sydney (1/1)
12,726 (15,384)
9 DAVE MATTHEWS BAND
$680,575
May 29
Brandon (Miss.) Amphitheater (1/1)
7,688 (7,688)
10 THE WATERBOYS
$609,296
April 26-May 13
Bournemouth (England) Pavilion (1/0)
Palladium, London (1/0)
Corn Exchange, Cambridge, England (1/0)
Watford (England) Colosseum (1/0)
St. David’s Hall, Cardiff, Wales (1/0)
G Live, Guildford, England (1/1)
Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham, England (1/0)
Barbican Centre, York, England (1/0)
New Theatre, Oxford, England (1/0)
Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool, England (1/0)
De Montfort Hall, Leicester, England (1/0)
Warwick Arts Center, Coventry, England (1/0)
12,835 (16,230)

 

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