Dead & Company Surpass $200 Million, 2 Million Tickets Sold With Biggest Tour Yet

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
 Total Gross
 Show Date Range
 Venue, City (Shows/Sellouts)
 Total Attendance (Capacity)
1Dead & Company
 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)
2Shawn Mendes
 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)
3Ariana Grande
 June 14 - 26
 Barclays Center, Brooklyn (2/2)
 Madison Square Garden, New York (2/2)
 Scotiabank Arena, Toronto (1/1)
 72,621 (72,621)
4Hugh Jackman
 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)
5Billy Joel
 June 22
 Wembley Stadium, London (1/1)
 57,804 (57,804)
6Anderson .Paak
 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)
7Paul McCartney
 June 1 - 6
 Rupp Arena, Lexington, Ky. (1/1)
 Kohl Center, Madison, Wis. (1/1)
 31,863 (31,863)
 May 31 - June 15
 Utilita Arena, Newcastle, England (0/2)
 O2 Arena, London (0/3)
 61,400 (66,045)
9Train & Goo Goo Dolls
 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)
10Backstreet Boys
 June 17 - 18
 O2 Arena, London (0/2)
 29,164 (31,600)

About the Author