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Postby Wayne » Wed Jan 10, 2018 3:27 pm

On the subject of Donny & Marie, I have the following stats courtesy of Pollstar's EOY North American charts (I can find no Billboard boxscore or Pollstar data for 2013 or before):

2014 - 49,418 tickets | 94 shows | $8.3m
2015 - 54,472 tickets | 95 shows | $6.7m
2016 - 52,083 tickets | 88 shows | $7.5m
2017 - 53,494 tickets | 93 shows | $8.1m

= 209,467 tickets | 370 shows | $30.6m

The residency started in September 2008, originally for 6 weeks, and it's always played at the same venue (though that venue was modernised, revamped and renamed in 2013). According to this article, they'd played nearly 1,200 shows by November 2015. If that figure is true and their ticket sales are similar to 2014-2017, they are a certified $100m+ Vegas act.

Contractually, Donny & Marie each are reportedly paid a base salary of $1.6 million per year + 40% of the ticket sales once the value of those ticket sales have topped $250,000 (now, I'm not sure what that $250,000 relates to - it could be a weekly figure, i.e. if the pair do ticket sales of $300k in one of their weeks, they get a bonus of 40% of $50k).
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Postby StephenN17 » Wed Jan 17, 2018 11:39 am

Wayne, you seem to be very knowledgeable about Vegas, do you know what Cher's contract was for her last Vegas show and her new one in terms of what percentage she gets or pay?
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Postby borderwolf » Wed Jan 24, 2018 6:17 am

Britney Spears' Piece of Me Vegas Residency Final Figures: 248 Shows, 916,184 Tickets Sold, $137.7M Earned
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1/23/2018 by Bob Allen

Britney Spears announced Tuesday (Jan. 23) that she's taking her Piece of Me show on the road, but it all started in Las Vegas.

With a final run of four shows in late December, Spears completed her residency at the Axis at Planet Hollywood in Vegas with a New Year’s Eve finale. Dubbed Britney: Piece of Me, the production played 248 ticketed shows during a four-year run of the show that began on Dec. 27, 2013. Final ticket sales figures, reported by event producer Caesars Entertainment, show an overall gross of $137,695,392 for the run, based on a total of 916,184 sold seats.

Spears’ residency was the first production in the newly refurbished Axis theater at the Planet Hollywood Resort in 2013. The performance space was closed for over a year prior to the debut for a $20 million renovation to accommodate the show. During the run, the pop star revamped the concert production from time to time including adding new material in the summer of 2016 to coincide with the release of her ninth studio album Glory.

The residency encountered few obstructions during its span. Three performances had to be canceled due to a 2015 ankle injury, and a couple of shows had to be rescheduled, but generally the show continued uninterrupted during its four-year run. Even following the mass shooting at the Route 91 Harvest Festival on Oct. 1, 2017, Spears announced that her show would continue as planned just 10 days later, tweeting, “We’ll get through this together. See you Wednesday #VegasStrong.”

Later this year, Spears will take her Piece of Me show on the road, starting July 12. Spears will visit venues on the East Coast of the U.S. and hit Europe in August.
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Postby Wayne » Thu Feb 08, 2018 8:30 pm

StephenN17 wrote:Wayne, you seem to be very knowledgeable about Vegas, do you know what Cher's contract was for her last Vegas show and her new one in terms of what percentage she gets or pay?
Not off the top of my head - only reason I know Donny and Marie show details is because they were released as part of their legal battle. If I ever come across anything, will definitely post.
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Postby Wayne » Thu Feb 08, 2018 8:37 pm

The last 4 weeks of Vegas boxscores:
20/01 - BB Charts

None.

27/01 - BB Charts

None.

03/02 - BB Charts

20 Pitbull The Axis at Planet Hollywood Las Vegas, Nev. Jan. 17, 19-20, 24, 27, 2018 $1,086,506 12,650 / 17,465 5 / 0 $188.66, $166.86, $127.41, $53.01 Caesars Entertainment/Live Nation

47 Donny & Marie The Showroom at The Flamingo Las Vegas, Nev. Jan. 16-20, 23-27, 2018 $423,596 4,908 / 7,200 10 / 0 $283, $136, $119, $104 Caesars Entertainment

10/02 - BB Charts

2 John Fogerty Encore Theater at Wynn Hotel Las Vegas, Nev. Sept. 20, 22-23, 27, 29-30, Oct. 4, 6-7, Jan. 10, 12-13, 17, 19-20, 2017 $2,088,385 16,716 /
19,374 15 / 6 $250, $175, $99.50, $59.50 AEG Presents/Wynn Las Vegas

I'm adding John Fogerty as he's had a 15 show run so far + he has a further 12 show run scheduled to run in May & October.
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Postby MusicLover88 » Thu Feb 08, 2018 10:26 pm

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Postby Wayne » Tue Feb 13, 2018 9:03 pm

Nothing in this week's boxscore chart relevant to the topic.

Feels quite quiet on the residency front at the moment.
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Postby Wayne » Wed Feb 28, 2018 9:18 pm

Billboard Charts (24/02/2018)

17 Il Divo The Theater at the Venetian Las Vegas, Nev. Sept. 20, 22-23, 27, 29-30, 2017 $624,536 6,384 / 10,890 6 / 0 $129.50, $49.50 Live Nation

Billboard Charts (03/03/2018)

1 Backstreet Boys The Axis at Planet Hollywood Las Vegas, Nev. Jan. 31, Feb. 2-3, 7, 9-10, 14, 16-17, 2018 $4,786,907 30,945 / 37,132 9 / 0 $294, $170, $94, $39 Caesars Entertainment/Live Nation

7 Jennifer Lopez The Axis at Planet Hollywood Las Vegas, Nev. Feb. 21, 23, 2018 $1,689,417 8,574 / 9,007 2 / 0 $412, $214, $164, $54 Caesars Entertainment/Live Nation

23 Donny & Marie The Showroom at The Flamingo Las Vegas, Nev. Jan. 31, Feb. 1-3, 13-17, 20-24, 2018 $674,851 7,680 / 9,986 14 / 0 $283, $136, $119, $104 Caesars Entertainment

Haven't had chance to look into whether Il Divo's is a residency or not.
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Postby Wayne » Mon Mar 05, 2018 7:00 pm

Gwen Stefani to Headline Las Vegas Residency at Planet Hollywood

Move over, Britney Spears and Celine Dion, and make room for Gwen Stefani! The No Doubt singer is going to have her own Las Vegas show at Planet Hollywood, a source tells Us Weekly.

The “Make Me Like You” singer, 48, is planning a Sin City residency and posted a pic on Sunday, March 4, that showed her backstage with Jennifer Lopez at her Las Vegas concert. “@jlo your Vegas show was so good!” she captioned the photo, adding the hashtags #eyecandy #inspired #jennyfromtheblock #justagirlfromanaheim.

“She went to the show last night to check out the venue she’ll be playing,” the source tells Us. “She was dancing the whole night!”

Planet Hollywood has played host to both Lopez’s and Spears’ successful Vegas residencies, while Dion performs at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace. Mariah Carey is also reportedly planning to head back to Nevada for shows at The Venetian, and Lady Gaga will be kicking off her shows at the MGM in Las Vegas in December.

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Perez Hilton also reported Stefani’s residency plans and it appears fans are already saving up for tickets to see the Voice coach in concert.

“@gwenstefani + Vegas is a perfect match,” tweeted one fan. “Wow, how awesome!” wrote another, referencing Stefani’s broad fan base. “I can imagine all age shows where us adults will gather for a girls, family, and couples night out and I can imagine all the young girls wanting to attend your concert for their birthday parties, etc.! I normally don’t go to Vegas but I am now!”

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Postby Wayne » Tue Mar 06, 2018 7:57 pm

This week's Vegas residency information:

1 Elton John The Colosseum at Caesars Palace Las Vegas, Nev. Feb. 9-11, 14, 16-18, 21-22, 25, 27, March 1-2, 2018 $10,077,310 54,936 / 54,936 13 / 13 $500, $250, $140, $55 AEG Presents/Caesars Entertainment

8 Diana Ross Encore Theater at Wynn Hotel Las Vegas, Nev. Feb. 7, 9-10, 14, 16-17, 21, 23-24, 2018 $1,936,644 12,139 / 12,765 9 / 6 $300, $195, $150, $59.50 AEG Presents/Wynn Las Vegas

Amazing numbers for Elton! Not sure if Diana is doing a residency but rubbish numbers anyway - a woman of her stature should not be playing to 1,300 people per night.
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Postby Wayne » Wed Mar 14, 2018 8:03 pm

No Vegas boxscores this week.
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Postby Wayne » Thu Mar 15, 2018 6:42 pm

AT THE 15-YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF HER ORIGINAL CAESARS DEAL, CELINE DION REMAINS A SINGULAR STRIP STAR

When Celine Dion performs her landmark show at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace, she spends a lot of time standing at the very edge of the stage. Her Las Vegas Strip colleagues generally spend more time dancing around, or in Elton John’s case, seated at the piano. Dion dances a bit, but mostly sings, of course, and after 1,077 shows here, she’s still inching closer to the edge of the stage, reaching out to connect with her audience as deeply as she can.

Her performance is open, earnest and vulnerable, creating an emotional proximity to millions of international fans that have come to see her in Las Vegas. We’ve seen many stars; Celine Dion is easily one of the most influential and impactful performers in the history of the Strip.

It was 15 years ago that she played the Colosseum for the first time, on March 25, 2003. That was A New Day, the original show produced by Franco Dragone and AEG exclusively for the brand new, $95 million theater built by Caesars. It was performed 717 times from 2003 to 2007, bringing in more than $500 million in revenue. The current show, Celine, began in 2011 and has raked in more than $250 million.

Although Dion was the same global superstar when she started her Strip residency—Titanic brought “My Heart Will Go On” to the world in 1997—there was no indication her show would become such a colossal success. She originally signed on for 200 shows per year for three years, and entertainment industry observers thought that was too much—too many shows from one artist, too different from the exclusive, limited-run feel that comes to mind when you think of Vegas icons like Elvis, Sinatra or Liberace.

But the grandness of the show and the venue and Dion’s awe-inspiring performances made it the hottest ticket on the Strip, taught everyone another lesson about international tourism and eventually provided the blueprint for the dominant form of live entertainment in Las Vegas today. Britney Spears (with Live Nation) has been given a lot of credit for modernizing the headliner template, but her success—along with that of the other Zappos and Park Theater residents—is a branch on the tree of Celine.

Staying power doesn’t begin to describe Dion. She jokes about getting “All by Myself” out of the way early in the show so she can relax, even though she makes it look effortless. Her voice sounds just as it did in 1990 when she sings “Where Does My Heart Beat Now,” one of her earliest English-language hits. The Titanic theme still closes the show, but the run of songs leading up to the finale are a highlight, paying homage to Prince with “Kiss” and “Purple Rain” before a spirited cover of “River Deep Mountain High” and an emotional take on Queen’s “The Show Must Go On,” a song she has favored since husband and manager René Angélil died in 2016.

Dion’s showmanship has evolved as her perseverance has intensified over 15 years. She’s changed the game to be sure, but she’s still here, on the edge of the stage, giving us everything she’s got.

https://lasvegasweekly.com/ae/music/201 ... sars-deal/
15 years this month that the Queen of Las Vegas, the single most influential and successful Vegas act of all-time, kickstarted her residency. Hugely significant.
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Postby bm08 » Fri Mar 16, 2018 5:06 pm

Wayne, how does this compare to your stats?

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Postby Wayne » Sun Mar 18, 2018 10:28 pm

My most recent numbers and comments can be seen below (updated Dec. 2017) - I will be doing the next update at the end of this month.

Some of the numbers will need adjusting up since further shows have taken place - I've also made a minor error with Celine's numbers, her residency numbers are actually higher by a couple million. :lol:

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Some interesting numbers in there - poor Olivia probably shouldn't be included but I opted to incorporate her numbers anyway due to the fact that a residency is a residency. In reality, Donnie & Marie's residency probably has grossed more than Olivia's but I haven't had chance to work through the (limited) figures we have for them yet.
  • What these lists really show is that as the average ticket prices in Las Vegas have increased, so to have the average gross figures, with Jennifer Lopez having (by far) the highest average gross per show figure (thanks to a huge average ticket price of $203.17).
  • Incredibly, Celine has maintained an average 97.0% sell-out rate for nearly 15 years across a combined 1,075 shows - unprecedented.
  • Both have Elton's residencies have stayed above the 99.0% mark but the average number of "bums in seats" has dropped from residency #1 to residency #2.
  • Of the big Vegas names, Bette Midler has the worst sell-out % and is the worst drawing Las Vegas headline act of the modern era, though her average gross figure is slightly ahead of Shania's thanks to a higher average ticket price and the fact that she offered, on average, more tickets per night.
  • The top 15 residencies of the modern era have grossed a combined $1,443,895,807 and have sold a combined 9,842,417 concert tickets.
Tonight, Britney Spears finishes her Las Vegas residency - she still has an extra 5 shows to add to her figures above but she will leave Las Vegas as the 2nd most successful female artist in Las Vegas history. She will have grossed around $136.25 million and she will have sold around 915,000 tickets. Of the modern era, only 4 artists have grossed over $100 million in Las Vegas - Britney Spears belongs in that elite company.

Las Vegas will miss her.
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Postby Wayne » Mon Mar 19, 2018 7:02 pm

Blink-182 have announced they are doing a Vegas residency...

Blink-182 Are Doing a Las Vegas Residency

Joining the ranks of Elton John, Céline Dion and Britney Spears, Blink-182 have announced plans for their very own Las Vegas residency.

The three-piece will take over the Pearl Concert Theater at the Palms Casino Resort in a 16-night run of shows dubbed "Kings of the Weekend."

It kicks off on May 26 and runs through the end of June (with a quick pause for the Bunbury Music Festival in Cincinnati on June 1), then returns for a second leg that runs from October 26 to November 17.

"When the Palms asked us to do a residency here in Vegas, we said 'Absolutely!'" Mark Hoppus said in a statement. "Now, we just have to cast our showgirls, create our set list — a true throwback of Vegas classics with Sinatra, Liberace. Maybe we can even marry someone onstage. The possibilities in Vegas are endless."

See the full list of dates below. Beyond those, hit play to watch a video teaser for the upcoming residency.

Tour dates:

05/26 Las Vegas, NV - Pearl Concert Theater
05/27 Las Vegas, NV - Pearl Concert Theater
06/01 Cincinnati, OH - Bunbury Music Festival
06/08 Las Vegas, NV - Pearl Concert Theater
06/09 Las Vegas, NV - Pearl Concert Theater
06/15 Las Vegas, NV - Pearl Concert Theater
06/16 Las Vegas, NV - Pearl Concert Theater
06/23 Las Vegas, NV - Pearl Concert Theater
06/24 Las Vegas, NV - Pearl Concert Theater
10/26 Las Vegas, NV - Pearl Concert Theater
10/27 Las Vegas, NV - Pearl Concert Theater
11/02 Las Vegas, NV - Pearl Concert Theater
11/03 Las Vegas, NV - Pearl Concert Theater
11/09 Las Vegas, NV - Pearl Concert Theater
11/10 Las Vegas, NV - Pearl Concert Theater
11/16 Las Vegas, NV - Pearl Concert Theater
11/17 Las Vegas, NV - Pearl Concert Theater

http://exclaim.ca/music/article/blink-1 ... _residency
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Postby Wayne » Tue Mar 20, 2018 8:37 pm

Cher has confirmed an extension to her current dual-city residency with 9 new shows confirmed in Vegas (with a further 6 in the other city.

This week's boxscores...

1 Cher The Park Theater at Monte Carlo Resort & Casino Las Vegas, Nev. Jan. 17, 19-20, 24, 26-27, 31, Feb. 2-3, 2018 $3,355,191 20,165 / 21,305 9 / 0 $475, $60 AEG Presents

These are quite poor numbers - she reduced the capacity of the venue to 2,367 tickets per show and she still didn't manage to sell-out (she only sold 2,240 tickets per show). The average gross isn't terrible - $372,799 per show.

Cher is probably making north of $250,000 per show, so I'm sure they're still just about in profit; but regardless, these are poor numbers.
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Postby alfiebot » Wed Mar 21, 2018 8:32 pm

From the Pollstar article:
Fans have loved Cher’s residency at Park Theater at Monte Carlo Resort & Casino in Las Vegas. A browse through Pollstar’s Boxoffice database shows nothing but sold-out shows. For example, the three shows Cher performed during the May 3-6, 2017 weekend sold 12,412 total tickets and grossed $1,843,045.
To be fair, Cher's last and biggest appearance was on the Billboard Awards last year, and that was the only 'big' promo' she's done which would've had a positive affect on the show's numbers. Perhaps here Mamma Mia 2 role will do the trick on the last 15 dates?

Anyway, Cher's total Vegas gross is $119,284,173.
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Postby MrLeonix » Thu Mar 22, 2018 10:27 pm

I'm late with the news but I've seen Gwen Stefani is joining Vegas, more females just keep joining in the last few years, J.Lo, Gaga and now Gwen.

I hope Gwen mixes her setlist up with some No Doubt songs as well.
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Postby Wayne » Sun Mar 25, 2018 2:17 pm



15 years ago today, live entertainment in North America was changed forever when one of the biggest names of all-time, arguably at the height of her career and her big comeback, kick-started a 15 year run as the single biggest music act in Las Vegas history.

What Celine has achieved is nothing short of extraordinary - more than 1,000 shows, 4.2 million concert tickets & over $600 million grossed.
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Postby Hugo » Sun Mar 25, 2018 2:41 pm

When Beyoncé is 95 and finally decides to do this, she'll obliterate all records.
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Postby Wayne » Tue Apr 10, 2018 4:46 pm

^ Please keep your rubbish out of this topic.

No boxscores for the last 2 weeks - will check this week's chart later.

Currently working on the quarterly update, will post when I've completed it (along with some rework to Celine's numbers, which are even higher than I have recorded!).
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Postby Instinct » Tue Apr 10, 2018 6:51 pm

Gwen Stefani has officially announced her Vegas residency
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Postby bm08 » Mon Apr 30, 2018 11:57 am

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jeremimi wrote:MARIAH RETURNS TO VEGAS: “THE BUTTERFLY RETURNS”

Our iconic chanteuse, Mariah Carey, just announced her new headlining residency at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace, aptly named, The Butterfly Returns! This new show will spotlight a more intimate performance on The Colosseum's stage, showcasing Mariah's world famous vocals as she performs selections from her extensive catalogue of music. Fans can enjoy these live shows in July, August and September.

JULY
5, 7, 8, 10, 14, 15

AUGUST
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Postby Wayne » Tue May 08, 2018 9:50 am

Queen & Adam Lambert to rock 10 shows at Park Theater

Queen & Adam Lambert will play a 10-date limited engagement dubbed "The Crown Jewels" at Park MGM's Park Theater September 1-22 with tickets ranging from $79 to $350. Tickets will go on sale May 11 at 10 a.m. at ticketmaster.com. Members of Queen's and Adam Lambert's fan clubs will be able to purchase tickets on May 8 and M life Rewards members and Live Nation and Ticketmaster customers will have access to a pre-sale starting May 9 at 10 a.m.

The iconic British rock group originally led by Freddie Mercury with Brian May, Roger Taylor and John Deacon first teamed with American Idol alum Lambert in 2009 for an Idol finale. Their first live collaboration came in 2012 in Kiev and their continuing musical partnership has resulted in more than 150 shows around the world including Las Vegas for a tour stop last June at T-Mobile Arena. The supergroup was recognized as Band of the Year at the 10th annual Classic Rock & Roll of Honor awards and Best Live Band of the Year in Ultimate Classic Rock’s reader’s poll.

Queen & Adam Lambert’s touring band includes Lambert on vocals, May on guitar and Taylor on drums with Spike Edney on keyboards, Neil Fairclough on bass and Tyler Warren on percussion.

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Postby RafaelLopez » Wed May 16, 2018 4:54 pm

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