MOSH ON WASHINGTON
For many civilians, summer means putting the squeeze on a tube of lotion. For radio stations, it means putting the squeeze on big-time musicians to play their annual summer festivals. These blowouts account for three of the top four concert bookings on Billboard’s Box-scores chart, led by the $3.2 million-grossing two-day HFStival at D.C.’s RFK Stadium. Among the week’s single-headliner gigs, the Dave Matthews Band brought home the most bacon, selling $1.6 million in tickets for a sold-out two-night stand at Madison Square Garden. But the blink-182/Green Day co-headlining tour brought in even more mosh money, albeit over a week’s time, grossing $2.7 million for five concert dates.
NO. OF SHOWS TOTAL GROSS
1 2 WHFS HFSTIVAL: EMINEM, THE STROKES Washington, D.C. $3,188,710 2 2 DAVE MATTHEWS BAND, LIT New York City $1,616,284 3 1 EDGEFEST: NICKELBACK, DEFAULT, PAPA ROACH Dallas $680,913 4 1 WIOQ’S Q CONCERT: JA RULE, SHAKIRA, NO DOUBT Camden, N.J. $678,809 5 1 BLINK-182 & GREEN DAY, SAVES THE DAY Hartford $591,857 6 1 BLINK-182 & GREEN DAY, SAVES THE DAY Camden, N.J. $582,809 7 1 BLINK-182 & GREEN DAY, SAVES THE DAY Wantagh, N.Y. $543,690 8 1 BLINK-182 & GREEN DAY, SAVES THE DAY New York City $532,287 9 1 SAMMY HAGAR & DAVID LEE ROTH Clarkston, Mich. $499,566 10 1 BLINK-182 & GREEN DAY, SAVES THE DAY Burgettstown, Penn. $455,893 11 1 ALAN JACKSON, MARTINA MCBRIDE Albany, N.Y. $428,853 12 1 BROOKS & DUNN, DWIGHT YOAKAM Clarkston, Mich. $404,367 13 2 INDIGO GIRLS, DANIELLE HOWLE, K’S CHOICE New York City $391,835 14 1 HAITIAN COMPAS FESTIVAL: CARIMI, T-VICE, ZIN, ZENGLEN Miami $308,000 15 1 G3: JOE SATRIANI, STEVE VAI, JOE PETRUCCI Mexico City $307,146
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