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    Coachella music fest heads list of top-grossing concerts

    8:16 AM, Jul. 15, 2011
    Written by Bruce Fessier

    The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival was North America's highest-grossing concert of the mid-year, according to figures released by the concert industry publication, Pollstar.

    The event staged April 15-17 at the Empire Polo Club in Indio was one of three concerts presented by the Los Angeles- based Goldenvoice company and its parent, AEG Live, to place in Pollstar's 25 top grossing concerts for the period and geographic region.

    Stagecoach: California's Country Music Festival and The Big 4 concert, featuring Metallica, Megadeth, Slayer and Anthrax, combined with Coachella to generate almost $40 million in admission fees.

    Coachella earned $24,993,698 with its sold-out daily paid attendance of 75,000 people. That eclipsed U2's runner-up numbers for three mid-May shows with Snow Patrol at Estadio Azteca in Mexico City, which earned $22,866,542.

    U2's Mexico City shows ranked as the best attended concert run with 282,978 people. Coachella outgrossed U2 because its tickets were $269 to $699 while U2 charged 750 to 2,600 pesos per ticket.

    Stagecoach, held April 30-May 1 at the Empire Polo Club, was the fourth-highest grossing concert. It generated $9,195,415 from 54,791 tickets sold at $99 to $799 each. The festival was described as being 99 percent sold-out.

    The Big 4 ranked 23rd in Pollstar's top-100 list. That one-day show made $4,793,768 from 44,205 tickets sold for $99 to $199. It was described as 88 percent sold-out.

    None of the Empire Polo Club shows ranked among the five best attended concerts in North America. After U2's Mexico City appearance, those were:

    “Vive Latino,” headlined by Jane's Addiction and The White Stripes, April 8-10 at Foro Sol in Mexico City; 173,366 tickets sold.

    Lady Gaga, May 5-6 at Foro Sol in Mexico City; 111,060 tickets sold

    Taylor Swift, June 25-26 at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Mass.; 110,800 tickets sold.

    U2, May 16-16 at Angels Stadium; 105,955 tickets sold.
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    Default Re: Top-Grossing Concerts Mid-Year

    I wonder what Coachella's profit vs. gross is
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    “Vive Latino,” headlined by Jane's Addiction and The White Stripes, April 8-10 at Foro Sol in Mexico City; 173,366 tickets sold.
    wat
    9/10 Swans @ Roxy, 9/17 Karen O at Masonic Lodge, 9/19 Tokimonsta @ El Rey, 9/20 Chvrches @ Tower Theatre, 9/30 Cibo Matto @ the Roxy, 10/3-4 Desert Stars, 10/9 Zola Jesus @ El Rey, 10/16 Massive Attack @ Greek Theater, 10/22-25 CMJ, 10/26 Asobi Seksu & Slowdive @ Royale

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    Default Re: Top-Grossing Concerts Mid-Year

    Don't think Bonnaroo 2011 published their boxscore yet. Probably $17-18mil range.

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