Las Vegas Residencies (updated 04/11/2018)

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Postby Wayne » Sun Dec 31, 2017 4:59 pm

Las Vegas - The Modern Era
(Updated Numbers - Dec 2017)


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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 MrLeonix » Sun Dec 31, 2017 5:15 pm

Thanks for that work and summary Wayne.

I'm pretty sure there will be many more artists that will get added to the "Vegas Roster" in the next few years, so those lists will look even more interesting within 5 years.

And great Top 5 for the Biggest Residency shows

1. Celine Dion - A New Day
2. Celine Dion - Celine
3. Elton John - The red piano
4. Britney Spears - Piece of me
5. Elton John - The million dollar piano

Even though is a Top 5 its only filled by 3 artists: Celine, Elton and Britney. I think that speaks volumes on Britney's legacy because Celine and Elton are juggernauts.
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Postby MrLeonix » Mon Jan 01, 2018 1:18 pm

Britney performed her final show Vegas and celebrated the end of the show and the new year with a performance at Dick Clark's NYE event looking like a Goddess!

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Now its official guys, Britney's done with Vegas.
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Postby Instinct » Wed Jan 03, 2018 5:00 am

Britney Spears caps Las Vegas Strip run as single-night residency champ

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Britney Spears closed her residency at Axis with more than a show.

She made a statement, too, of the financial variety.

Spears’ box-office take from her New Year’s Eve performance was reportedly $1,172,000, a record for the famous Planet Hollywood venue.

That number is also the highest reported take for a single show in a theater residency ever in Las Vegas.

Axis sold at its capacity of 4,600, what it seats when the mezzanine level is closed (that space is taken by the massive amount of projection equipment used in the “Piece of Me” production). The night proved the proverbial perfect storm for ticket revenue, with prices lifted higher than a typical show (averaging about $255) because of Spears’ announced closing of the show, and an already robust crowd for New Year’s Eve.
She took back her record from Jennifer Lopez

The concert, which took place on August 13, 2016, earned over $1 million in revenue, becoming Planet Hollywood's highest-grossing show to date, breaking the previous box office record for a single show, previously set by Britney: Piece of Me.
What a great way to end this residency! Congrats Britney!

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Postby Wayne » Wed Jan 03, 2018 7:52 am

No Las Vegas boxscores in this week's Billboard Boxscores list.
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Postby MrLeonix » Wed Jan 03, 2018 11:59 am

Thanks for providing this information / Article @Instinct

I think it was a great way to end her really successful and trendsetting Vegas show. NYE's performance and New Record.
$1,1m grossed from 1 Vegas show is huge and a $255 ticket price average is as well.

Congrats to Britney!.
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Postby MrLeonix » Wed Jan 03, 2018 6:17 pm

Wait, I just had not processed the information, at first I just quickly read she broke PH's and J.Lo's record and I was glad....

... But its now that I'm reading this :o

Instinct wrote:That number is also the highest reported take for a single show in a theater residency ever in Las Vegas.
WTF! She got the Biggest / Top grossing single residency show in Vegas history so far? :o thats amazing. This project was nothing less than a success from start to finish.
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Postby travextina » Thu Jan 04, 2018 6:49 am

Well done, Britney! Now come to Europe
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Postby StephenN17 » Thu Jan 04, 2018 11:07 am

MrLeonix wrote:Wait, I just had not processed the information, at first I just quickly read she broke PH's and J.Lo's record and I was glad....

... But its now that I'm reading this :o

Instinct wrote:That number is also the highest reported take for a single show in a theater residency ever in Las Vegas.
WTF! She got the Biggest / Top grossing single residency show in Vegas history so far? :o thats amazing. This project was nothing less than a success from start to finish.
Not technically true, Bruno Mars grossed $2,547,397 for 2 shows in December 30-31st 2016 at the Park Theater, Las Vegas. He has a residency in Vegas too, although he performs a lot less shows, and charges over $1000 for the best tickets.
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Postby MrLeonix » Thu Jan 04, 2018 12:06 pm

StephenN17 wrote:Not technically true, Bruno Mars grossed $2,547,397 for 2 shows in December 30-31st 2016 at the Park Theater, Las Vegas. He has a residency in Vegas too, although he performs a lot less shows, and charges over $1000 for the best tickets.
Oh, cool. So Britney has the biggest Top grossing single show for a female artist in Vegas ever then? 8-)
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Postby StephenN17 » Thu Jan 04, 2018 12:16 pm

MrLeonix wrote:
StephenN17 wrote:Not technically true, Bruno Mars grossed $2,547,397 for 2 shows in December 30-31st 2016 at the Park Theater, Las Vegas. He has a residency in Vegas too, although he performs a lot less shows, and charges over $1000 for the best tickets.
Oh, cool. So Britney has the biggest Top grossing single show for a female artist in Vegas ever then? 8-)
Yeah for a female, forgot to write that.
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Postby Wayne » Thu Jan 04, 2018 12:45 pm

I don’t consider Bruno’s to be a residency - his current run of shows are considered to be part of his tour for e.g.

Britney should retain that record IMO.
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Postby StephenN17 » Thu Jan 04, 2018 1:14 pm

It is considered to be a residency though, as much as I don't agree it's not like Cher or Ricky Martin doing 30+ shows each year there, he's performed there about 8 times now and has more shows in 2018 there.
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Postby Wayne » Thu Jan 04, 2018 1:28 pm

But the shows in 2018 are part of his world tour and are reported as such by Billboard - it’s just a run of shows, it’s not a residency IMO.
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Postby MrDiva » Thu Jan 04, 2018 1:35 pm

travextina wrote:Well done, Britney! Now come to Europe
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Postby StephenN17 » Thu Jan 04, 2018 1:35 pm

Why post grosses for other artists then who are only doing several shows in Vegas? By your logic, it's not a residency.
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Postby Wayne » Thu Jan 04, 2018 1:45 pm

I posted the Enrique one so I didn’t forget to check back - but since I now know he doesn’t have a residency, I won’t include him.

With The Who - I believe that was recognised as a stand-alone residency. If not, I’d be happy to remove them. I think everyone else has or had a defined residency didn’t they?
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Postby MrLeonix » Tue Jan 09, 2018 10:39 pm

2 Britney Spears
The Axis at Planet Hollywood
Las Vegas, Nev. Dec. 19, 27-28, 30-31, 2017
$4,757,135
22,543 /22,665
5 / 0
$495, $174, $94, $54 Caesars Entertainment

She grossed over $4,7m from the last 5 shows!

99,5% sold out

An average of $951,4K per show :o
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Postby Wayne » Tue Jan 09, 2018 11:34 pm

Celine Dion
The Colosseum at Caesars Palace
Las Vegas, Nev.
Dec. 30-31, 2017
$1,953,280
8,372 / 8,372
2 / 2
$750, $500, $175, $55
AEG Presents/Caesars Entertainment

Average of $976k per show - her highest ever number, and 15 years into her Vegas run.
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Postby BrainDamageII » Tue Jan 09, 2018 11:49 pm

Wayne wrote:Celine Dion
The Colosseum at Caesars Palace
Las Vegas, Nev.
Dec. 31, 2017

Average of $976k per show - her highest ever number, and 15 years into her Vegas run.
Was there fantastic show
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Postby Wayne » Tue Jan 09, 2018 11:51 pm

This week's boxscores:

2 Britney Spears The Axis at Planet Hollywood Las Vegas, Nev. Dec. 19, 27-28, 30-31, 2017 $4,757,135 22,543 / 22,665 5 / 0 $495, $174, $94, $54 Caesars Entertainment

4 Celine Dion The Colosseum at Caesars Palace Las Vegas, Nev. Dec. 30-31, 2017 $1,953,280 8,372 / 8,372 2 / 2 $750, $500, $175, $55 AEG Presents/Caesars Entertainment

5 Mariah Carey The Colosseum at Caesars Palace Las Vegas, Nev. Dec. 14, 16-17, 20, 22, 2017 $1,897,495 14,533 / 17,434 5 / 0 $250, $175, $140, $55 AEG Presents/Caesars Entertainment

13 Lionel Richie The Axis at Planet Hollywood Las Vegas, Nev. Dec. 15-16, 2017 $482,741 4,015 / 6,677 2 / 0 $495, $144, $94, $34 Caesars Entertainment/Live Nation
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Postby Wayne » Wed Jan 10, 2018 2:29 pm

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With her $976.6k per show from her two New Year shows, Celine goes in at #1 on the highest average per show boxscore, with Britney entering at #3.

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At the opposite end of the spectrum, Lionel Richie breaks Bette Midler's long-standing record of the lowest average per show and he produces some truly shocking numbers - the worst I have ever seen.
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Postby CelinetoBarbra » Wed Jan 10, 2018 2:32 pm

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Postby StephenN17 » Wed Jan 10, 2018 2:44 pm

At the opposite end of the spectrum, Lionel Richie breaks Bette Midler's long-standing record of the lowest average per show and he produces some truly shocking numbers - the worst I have ever seen.
I thought Donny and Marie had the worst numbers? They've had a residency in Vegas for years.
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Postby Wayne » Wed Jan 10, 2018 2:46 pm

StephenN17 wrote:
At the opposite end of the spectrum, Lionel Richie breaks Bette Midler's long-standing record of the lowest average per show and he produces some truly shocking numbers - the worst I have ever seen.
I thought Donny and Marie had the worst numbers? They've had a residency in Vegas for years.
Technically, Olivia Newton John probably has the worst - but it wouldn't be fair to compare them to these acts as they perform in venues of different scale, with different capacities, and much smaller amounts of tickets put on sale and the residencies are also viewed differently.

Anyway, to offset that challenge, I did record in the title that I was only referencing the top 15 Vegas acts of the modern era.

On the subject of Donny and Marie, I am currently putting something together for their Vegas residency, but finding stats is very difficult.
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