Michael Jackson: The Immortal World Tour

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Michael Jackson: The Immortal World Tour
Michael Jackson: The Immortal World Tour logo/brand
Company Cirque du Soleil
Genre Contemporary circus
Show type Touring arena show
Date of premiere October 2, 2011
Final show August 31, 2014
Creative team
Writer and director Jamie King[1]
Creation director Chantal Tremblay
Musical designer Kevin Antunes
Musical director Greg Phillinganes
Music by Michael Jackson
Remixed by Kevin Antunes
Set designer Mark Fisher
Props and scenic designer Michael Curry
Costume designer Zaldy Goco
Acrobatic performance designer Germain Guillemot
Rigging and acrobatic equipment designer Scott Osgood
Projection designer Olivier Goulet
Lighting designer Martin Labrecque
Sound designer François Desjardins
Other information
Preceded by Iris (2011)
Succeeded by Amaluna (2012)
Official website

Michael Jackson: The Immortal World Tour is the first of two different official theatrical productions by Cirque du Soleil which uses the music and vision of Michael Jackson along with Cirque du Soleil's signature acrobatic performance style to create a realistic concert experience. The show was written and directed by Jamie King[1] and produced in partnership with the Estate of Michael Jackson.[2] The arena show—which is very similar to a rock concert—began its tour October 2, 2011, in Montreal. After touring North America for one year, IMMORTAL continued to Europe before returning to North America in February, 2014. When IMMORTAL returned to North America after playing Europe, Asia, Australia, New Zealand and the Middle East a total of 426 shows had been performed.

As of December 2011, just two months after it was launched, the show had sold out over $100 million tickets and became the top touring act in America according to Forbes.[3]Immortal generated more than $340 million prior to returning to North America in February, 2014, and has been performed for more than 3 million audience worldwide.[4] According to Billboard, IMMORTAL recently became the ninth top-grossing tour in history. [5][6][7]

Public Reception[edit]

The show attracted numerous celebrities such as Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie,[8] Jay-Z, Beyoncé Knowles, Rihanna, Eva Longoria, Courteney Cox, Josh Groban,[9] Jennifer Lopez,[10] Tyra Banks, Naomi Campbell,[11] the cast of Glee,[12] Andrew Garfield, and Emma Stone.

History[edit]

On November 2, 2010, Cirque du Soleil and Jackson's estate announced the development of The Immortal World Tour through Michael Jackson's official website. In a press release, the company stated, "A riveting fusion of visuals, dance, music and fantasy that immerses audiences in Michael’s creative world and literally turns his signature moves upside down, Michael Jackson: The Immortal World Tour unfolds Michael Jackson’s artistry before the eyes of the audience. Aimed at lifelong fans as well as those experiencing Michael’s creative genius for the first time, the show captures the essence, soul and inspiration of the King of Pop, celebrating a legacy that continues to transcend generations".[13]

Director Jamie King, who had previously spearheaded tours by Britney Spears, Madonna, Celine Dion and Rihanna, stated that he wanted to include Jackson's "giving tree" as the focus of the tour.[14]

As noted during an interview with Daniel Lamare, within 24 hours of opening ticket sales for the show, Cirque du Soleil sold 200,000 tickets.[15]

Acts[edit]

The acts of The Immortal World Tour are staged to the music of Michael Jackson.[16] Cirque gathered a creative team of 10 high-profile choreographers, some of whom worked with Michael, to design the acts.[17]

Setlist[edit]

There is a twenty minute intermission between the two acts.

Act 1[edit]

  1. "Opening Megamix"
  2. "Workin' Day and Night"
  3. "The Immortal Intro" (Video Interlude)
  4. "Childhood"
  5. "Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'"
  6. "Shake Your Body (Down to the Ground)" (performed only on certain shows)
  7. "Dancing Machine" (samples "Blame It on the Boogie", features the guitar intro from "Why You Wanna Trip on Me")
  8. "Ben"
  9. "Cello Solo" Interlude (provides transition into "This Place Hotel")
  10. Gangster Medley
  11. Mime Segment: "Another Part of Me" (samples "(I Like) The Way You Love Me", "Stranger in Moscow", "Speed Demon", "Hollywood Tonight", and "This Is It")
  12. The Jackson 5 Medley
  13. "Human Nature" (intro samples "Speechless")
  14. Scary Story Medley

Act 2[edit]

  1. "You Are Not Alone / I Just Can't Stop Loving You
  2. "Beat It / Jam (samples State of Shock)
  3. "Earth Song" (beginning features the poem "Planet Earth")
  4. "Scream" (ending samples "Little Susie")
  5. "Gone Too Soon" (performed only on certain shows)
  6. "They Don't Care About Us" (samples "Scream" and "Privacy")
  7. "Will You Be There" (beginning samples "Heal the World")
  8. "I'll Be There" Video Interlude
  9. "Immortal Megamix"
  10. "Man in the Mirror"
  11. Exiting Music: "Remember the Time"/"Bad"

Costumes[edit]

Zaldy Goco, The Immortal's costume designer, said the following in regards to his inspiration for the collection of 252 costumes: ”My approach has been to draw upon and respect Michael’s iconic style while creating something new and fresh. I placed subtle references throughout the costumes in the show."[18] The color palette chosen for the show is rich, lively, and ornate such as through the usage of gold and crystals. The design team explored such technologies as 3D printing and LED lighting for the many different colored pieces.

Highlights of the costumes range from 3D printing techniques to pyrotechnics being built into the designs.[18]

  • Gangster types have 3D-printed surreal guns that shoot pyrotechniques when the triggers are pulled. The shoulder pads are also 3D-printed.
  • The straps duo costumes are covered in Swarovski crystals, and were inspired by Michael's corseted wrist in the Black and White video.
  • The bat costumes are created using ultra lightweight paper used for shipping parcels.
  • The soldiers' costumes are primarily made of mytex on a polyester frame with padding.
  • All the costumes in the Human Nature act are equipped with over 275 LED lights.
  • The costumes for the welders were inspired by the red, zipper-clad jacket in Beat It.

Music[edit]

On October 3, 2011, Sony Music Entertainment announced that over 40 Jackson's original recordings were redesigned and reimagined by the Justin Timberlake and Rihanna producer Kevin Antunes throughout a year-period work in the studio with original multi-track master recordings.[19] Hence it's expected that Immortal will continue a similar mixing production to the soundtracks to previous Cirque du Soleil's shows: 2006's Love, with the remixed music of The Beatles (to the show of the same name), and 2010's Elvis Presley-themed remix soundtrack Viva Elvis (to the show of the same name).

Being released by Epic Records in conjunction with estate of Michael Jackson,[20] Immortal features an alternative version of The Jackson 5 song "ABC",[21] as well as a series of mashups and remixes such as a choir-assisted rendition of "They Don't Care About Us".[22] Despite over 60 songs had been used for the stage show, the album release will be available as a 20-track album or a deluxe 27-track album only.

Tour dates[edit]

Michael Jackson: The Immortal World Tour
Tour by Cirque du Soleil
Start date October 2, 2011
End date August 31, 2014
Legs 6
Shows 245 in North America
85 in Europe
49 in Asia
22 in Australia
388 in Total

Michael Jackson: The Immortal World Tour premiered in Montréal, as all touring Cirque du Soleil shows do, on October 2, 2011.[23][24]

Date City Country Venue Times
2011
North America
October 2 Montreal Canada Bell Centre 8:00pm
October 3
October 4
October 7 Ottawa Scotiabank Place 8:00pm
October 8
October 9
October 12 Hamilton Copps Coliseum
October 13
October 15 Detroit United States Joe Louis Arena
October 16 4:00pm & 8:00pm
October 18 London Canada John Labatt Centre 8:00pm
October 19
October 21 Toronto Air Canada Centre
October 22
October 23 4:00pm
October 24
October 26 Winnipeg MTS Centre 8:00pm
October 27
October 29 Saskatoon Credit Union Centre
October 30 4:00pm
November 1 Edmonton Rexall Place 8:00pm
November 2
November 4 Vancouver Rogers Arena
November 5
November 6
November 9 Seattle United States KeyArena
November 10
November 12 Spokane Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena
November 13 4:00pm
November 15 Eugene Matthew Knight Arena 8:00pm
November 18 Portland Rose Garden Arena
November 19
November 28 Salt Lake City EnergySolutions Arena
November 29
November 30
December 3 Las Vegas Mandalay Bay Events Center 7:00pm & 10:00pm
December 4
December 9
December 11
December 17
December 18
December 19
December 27
December 30 Phoenix US Airways Center 8:00pm
December 31
2012
January 3 Boise United States Taco Bell Arena 8:00pm
January 4
January 6 Denver Pepsi Center 8:00pm
January 7
January 8 2:00pm & 8:00pm
January 10 Sacramento Power Balance Pavilion 8:00pm
January 11
January 13 San Jose HP Pavilion at San Jose
January 14
January 15
January 17 Oakland Oracle Arena 8:00pm
January 18
January 19
January 21 San Diego Valley View Casino Center 4:00pm
January 22
January 24 Anaheim Honda Center 8:00pm
January 25
January 27 Los Angeles Staples Center
January 28 11:00pm
January 29
February 7 St. Louis Scottrade Center 8:00pm
February 8
February 10 Houston Toyota Center 9:00pm
February 11 8:00pm
February 12 4:00pm
February 15 New Orleans New Orleans Arena 8:00pm
February 16
February 18 Tulsa BOK Center
February 19 4:00pm
February 21 Kansas City Sprint Center 8:00pm
February 22
February 24 Indianapolis Bankers Life Fieldhouse
February 25
February 26
February 28 Orlando Amway Center 8:00pm
February 29
March 2 Miami American Airlines Arena
March 3
March 4
March 5
March 7 Jacksonville Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena 8:00pm
March 8
March 10 Raleigh RBC Center
March 11
March 13 Charlotte Time Warner Cable Arena
March 14
March 16 Milwaukee BMO Harris Bradley Center
March 17 10:00pm
March 20 Montreal Canada Bell Centre 8:00pm
March 21
March 22
March 24 Quebec City Colisée Pepsi
March 25 6:00pm
March 27 Minneapolis United States Target Center 8:00pm
March 28
March 30 Newark Prudential Center
March 31
April 3 New York City Madison Square Garden
April 4
April 5
April 7 Long Island Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
April 8 4:00pm
April 9
April 10 Philadelphia Wells Fargo Center 8:00pm
April 11
April 13 Pittsburgh Petersen Events Center
April 15 4:00pm & 7:00pm
April 24 University Park Bryce Jordan Center 8:00pm
April 25
April 27 Columbia Colonial Life Arena 8:00pm
April 28
May 2 Hartford XL Center
May 3
May 5 Baltimore 1st Mariner Arena
May 6 4:00pm
May 8 Hampton Hampton Coliseum 8:00pm
May 9
May 11 Greenville BI-LO Center
May 16 Worcester DCU Center
May 17
May 19 Quebec City Canada Colisée Pepsi
May 20 4:00pm
May 22 Albany United States Times Union Center 8:00pm
May 23
May 25 Cincinnati U.S. Bank Arena
May 26
June 6 Dayton Nutter Center 8:00pm
June 7
June 9 Columbus Value City Arena
June 10
June 12 Nashville Bridgestone Arena 8:00pm
June 13
June 14
June 15 Austin Frank Erwin Center 8:00pm
June 16
June 17
June 20 Memphis FedExForum 8:00pm
June 21
June 23 San Antonio AT&T Center 8:00pm
June 24
June 26 Dallas American Airlines Center 8:00pm
June 27
June 29 Atlanta Philips Arena
June 30 4:00pm
July 1
July 6 Montreal Canada Bell Centre 8:00pm
July 7
July 11 Hershey United States Giant Center
July 13 Washington, D.C. Verizon Center
July 14
July 15 4:00pm
July 17 Cleveland Quicken Loans Arena 8:00pm
July 18
July 20 Chicago United Center
July 21
July 24 Ottawa Canada Scotiabank Place
July 25
July 27 Toronto Air Canada Centre
July 28
July 31 Buffalo United States First Niagara Center
August 3 Boston TD Garden
August 4
August 10 Vancouver Canada Rogers Arena
August 11
August 14 Los Angeles United States Staples Center
August 15
August 24 Mexico City Mexico Palacio de los Deportes
August 25
August 26 4:00pm & 8:00pm
August 28 8:00pm
August 29
August 30
August 31
September 1
September 2
Europe
October 12 London England The O2 Arena 6:30pm
October 13
October 14
October 16
October 17
October 19
October 20 8:00pm
October 21
October 24 Herning Denmark Jyske Bank Boxen 8:00pm
October 25
October 27 Copenhagen Parken Stadium
October 28
November 2 Stockholm Sweden Ericsson Globe 7:30pm
November 3
November 5 Helsinki Finland Hartwall Areena
November 6 3:30pm & 5:30pm
November 9 Saint Petersburg Russia Ice Palace Saint Petersburg 7:00pm
November 10 3:00pm & 7:00pm
November 11 5:00pm
November 16 Frankfurt Germany Festhalle Frankfurt 4:00 & 8:00pm
November 17
November 20 Oberhausen König Pilsener Arena 8:00pm
November 21
November 24 Munich Olympiahalle 4:00 & 8:00pm
November 25 7:00pm
November 28 Hanover TUI Arena 8:00pm
December 1 Vienna Austria Wiener Stadthalle 4:00 & 8:00pm
December 2 7:00pm
December 5 Mannheim Germany SAP Arena 8:00pm
December 8 Leipzig Leipzig Arena
December 9 7:00pm
December 11 Hamburg O2 World Hamburg 8:00pm
December 12
December 15 Cologne Lanxess Arena
December 16 7:00pm
December 19 Berlin O2 World Berlin 8:00pm
December 20
December 26 Madrid Spain Palacio de Deportes de la Comunidad
December 27
December 28
December 29
December 30
2013
January 17 Kazan Russia TatNeft Arena 7:00pm
January 18
January 19 5:00pm
January 22 Moscow Olympisky Arena 8:00pm
January 23
January 24
January 25
January 26
January 27 6:00pm
February 5 Budapest Hungary László Papp Budapest Sports Arena 8:00pm
February 6
February 8 Prague Czech Republic O2 Arena
February 9
February 13 Zurich Switzerland Hallenstadion
February 14
February 15
February 19 Turin Italy Torino Palasport Olimpico
February 20
February 23 Milan Mediolanum Forum 4:00 & 8:00pm
February 24
February 26 Montpellier France Park&Suites Arena 8:00pm
February 27
March 1 Antwerp Belgium Sportpaleis
March 2 4:00pm & 8:00pm
March 8 Amsterdam Netherlands Ziggo Dome 8:00pm
March 9
March 10 4:00pm
March 15 İstanbul Turkey Ulker Sports Arena 8:00pm
March 16
March 17
March 26 Birmingham England National Indoor Arena
March 29 Manchester Manchester Arena
March 30 3:00pm
April 2 Paris France Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy 8:00pm
April 3
April 4
April 5
April 6 3:00pm & 8:00pm
April 7 12:30pm & 5:00pm
April 11 Lisbon Portugal Pavilhão Atlântico 9:30pm
April 12
April 13 5:30pm & 9:30pm
April 14 9:30pm
April 17 Barcelona Spain Palau Sant Jordi
April 18
April 19
April 20
April 21 7:30pm
Asia
May 9 Saitama Japan Saitama Super Arena 7:00pm
May 10
May 11 12:00pm & 5:00pm
May 12
May 16 Yokohama Yokohama Arena 7:00pm
May 17
May 18 12:00pm & 4:30pm
May 19
May 23 Nagoya Nippon Gaishi Hall 7:00pm
May 24
May 25 12:00pm & 4:30pm
May 26
May 30 Fukuoka Marine Messe Fukuoka 7:00pm
May 31
June 1 12:00pm & 4:30pm
June 2
June 6 Osaka Osaka-jō Hall 7:00pm
June 7
June 8 4:30pm
June 9
June 13 7:00pm
June 14
June 15 4:30pm
June 16
June 28 Taipei Taiwan Taipei Arena 7:30pm
June 29 3:30pm & 7:30pm
June 30
July 10 Seoul South Korea Olympic Gymnastics Arena 8:00pm
July 11
July 12
July 13 3:00pm & 7:00pm
July 14 2:00pm & 6:00pm
July 17 Daegu Daegu Exhibition Convention "EXCO" Center 8:00pm
July 18
July 19
July 20 3:00pm & 7:00pm
July 21 2:00pm & 6:00pm
August 9 Beijing China MasterCard Center 7:30pm
August 10 2:30pm & 7:30pm
August 11
August 16 Shanghai Mercedes-Benz Arena (Shanghai) 7:30pm
August 17 2:30pm & 7:30pm
August 18 2:30pm
August 23 Hong Kong Hong Kong AsiaWorld-Arena 8:00pm
August 24 4:00pm & 8:00pm
August 25
Australia
September 18 Perth Australia Perth Arena 8:00pm
September 19
September 20
September 21 4:00pm & 8:00pm
September 22 5:00pm
September 26 Sydney Allphones Arena 8:00pm
September 27
September 28 4:00pm & 8:00pm
September 29 8:00pm
October 2 Brisbane Brisbane Entertainment Centre
October 3
October 4
October 5 4:00pm & 8:00pm
October 6 8:00pm
October 10 Melbourne Rod Laver Arena
October 11
October 12 4:00pm & 8:00pm
October 13
October 15 Adelaide Adelaide Entertainment Centre 8:00pm
October 16
October 17
October 30 Auckland New Zealand Vector Arena
October 31
November 1
November 2 4:00pm & 8:00pm
November 3 3:00pm & 7:00pm
Asia
December 30 Dubai United Arab Emirates Dubai World Trade Centre 8:00pm
2014
January 1 Dubai United Arab Emirates Dubai World Trade Centre 8:00pm
January 2 6:30pm & 10:30pm
January 3 5:00pm & 9:00pm
January 4
January 6 8:00pm
January 7
January 8 6:30pm & 10:30pm
January 9
January 10
January 11 5:00pm & 9:00pm
January 13 6:30pm & 10:30pm
January 14 6:30pm
North America
February 28 Worcester United States DCU Center 8:00pm
March 1
March 6 Amherst Mullins Center
March 10 Rochester Blue Cross Arena
March 11
March 18 Baltimore 1st Mariner Arena
March 19
March 21 Fairfax Patriot Center
March 22
March 25 Philadelphia Wells Fargo Center
March 26
March 28 Trenton Sun National Bank Center
March 29
April 1 Raleigh PNC Arena
April 2
April 4 Norfolk Norfolk Scope Arena
April 5
April 8 Charlotte Time Warner Cable Arena
April 9
April 11 Greensboro Greensboro Coliseum Complex
April 12
April 15 Richmond Richmond Coliseum
April 16
April 22 North Little Rock Verizon Arena
April 23
April 25 Louisville KFC Yum! Center
April 26
April 29 Toledo Huntington Center
April 30
May 2 Lexington Rupp Arena
May 3
May 6 Huntsville Von Braun Center
May 7
May 10 Duluth Gwinnett Center
May 11
May 13 Gainesville O'Connell Center
May 14
May 16 North Charleston North Charleston Coliseum
May 17
May 20 Tampa Tampa Bay Times Forum
May 21
May 23 Sunrise BB&T Center
May 24
June 24 Lincoln Pinnacle Bank Arena
June 25
June 27 Hoffman Estates Sears Centre Arena
June 28
July 8 Salt Lake City EnergySolutions Arena 7:00pm
July 9
July 22 Oklahoma City Chesapeake Energy Arena 8:00pm
July 23
July 25 Dallas American Airlines Center
July 26
July 29 Lafayette Cajundome
July 30
August 5 Cedar Park Cedar Park Center
August 6
August 8 Houston Toyota Center
August 9
August 20 Mexico City Mexico Palacio de los Deportes
August 21
August 22
August 23
August 24
August 28 Guadalajara Arena VFG
August 29
August 30
August 31
Cancellations and rescheduled shows
August 21, 2012 Salt Lake City, Utah EnergySolutions Arena Cancelled[25]
October 26, 2012 Herning, Denmark Jyske Bank Boxen Cancelled
August 8, 2013 Beijing, China MasterCard Center Cancelled
August 15, 2013 Shanghai, China Mercedes-Benz Arena Cancelled
March 5, 2014 Amherst, Massachusetts Mullins Center Cancelled
March 19–22, 2014 Johannesburg, South Africa Coca-Cola Dome Cancelled
June 11–15, 2014 San Juan, Puerto Rico José Miguel Agrelot Coliseum Cancelled
July 1–2, 2014 Auburn Hills, Michigan The Palace of Auburn Hills Cancelled
July 11–12, 2014 Rio Rancho, New Mexico Santa Ana Star Center Cancelled
July 18–19, 2014 Topeka, Kansas Kansas Expocentre Cancelled
August 1–2, 2014 Laredo, Texas Laredo Energy Arena Cancelled

Box office score data[edit]

Venue City Tickets Sold / Available Gross Revenue
Rogers Arena Vancouver, British Columbia 32,589 / 39,441 (83%) $3,905,970[26]
KeyArena Seattle, Washington 14,531 / 21,754 (68%) $1,704,425[26]
Matthew Knight Arena Eugene, Oregon 3,869 / 6,919 (56%) $459,033[26]
Madalay Bay Events Center Las Vegas, Nevada 140,019 / 260,640 (54%) $14,475,909[26]
U.S. Airways Center Phoenix, Arizona 16,149 / 23,162 (70%) $1,825,233[26]
Taco Bell Arena Boise, Idaho 5,647 / 6,525 (87%) $603,818[27]
Pepsi Center Denver, Colorado 23,078 / 25,614 (90%) $2,552,443[27]
Power Balance Pavilion Sacramento, California 13,507 / 19,948 (68%) $1,323,679[27]
HP Pavilion at San Jose San Jose, California 27,537 / 32,976 (84%) $3,281,784[27]
Oracle Arena Oakland, California 31,785 / 35,814 (89%) $3,448,610[27]
Valley View Casino Center San Diego, California 14,928 / 19,844 (75%) $1,609,176[27]
Honda Center Anaheim, California 12,979 / 18,528 (70%) $1,481,242[27]
Staples Center Los Angeles, California 31,632 / 35,814 (88%) $3,867,569[27]
Scottrade Center St. Louis, Misoouri 11,989 / 20,508 (58%) $1,161,543[27]
Toyota Center Houston, Texas 30,548 / 33,018 (93%) $3,627,938[27]
New Orleans Arena New Orleans, Louisiana 12,097 / 23,278 (52%) $1,264,312[27]
BOK Center Tulsa, Oklahoma 10,212 / 21,818 (47%) $1,156,139[27]
Sprint Center Kansas City, Missouri 14,922 / 22,334 (69%) $1,546,350[26]
Conseco Fieldhouse Indianapolis, Indiana 13,975 / 20,844 (67%) $1,707,418[27]
Amway Center Orlando, Florida 19,288 / 21,780 (89%) $2,200,201[28]
American Airlines Arena Miami, Florida 35,105 / 37,974 (92%) $4,296,135[28]
Bell Centre Motreal, Canadá 28,504 / 38,415 (74%) $3,646,620[29]
Colisee Pepsi Quebec City, Quebec 14,090 / 18,238 (77%) $1,719,960[30]
Target Center Minneapolis, Minnesota 16,204 / 20,098 (81%) $1,775,154[31]
Prudential Center Newark, New Jersey 24,452 / 32,709 (75%) $2,662,658[31]
Madison Square Garden New York City, New York 29,007 / 33,081 (88%) $3,794,245[31]
Nassau Veterans Coliseum Long Island, New York 16,204 / 20,098 (81%) $1,775,154[31]
Wells Fargo Center Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19,174 / 23,732 (81%) $2,363,651[32]
Petersen Events Center Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15,645 / 19,821 (79%) $1,301,898[32]
Bryce Jordan Center University Park, Pennsylvania 4,575 / 11,003 (42%) $482,617[33]
Colonial Life Arena Columbia, South Carolina 7,979 / 15,500 (51%) $707,395[33]
XL Center Hartford, Connecticut 14,030 / 20,770 (68%) $1,571,574[34]
1st Mariner Arena Baltimore, Maryland 17,819 / 21,526 (83%) $2,086,549[34]
Hampton Coliseum Hampton, Virginia 7,289 / 10,832 (67%) $731,757[35]
Bi-Lo Center Greenville, South Carolina 4,215 / 7,466 (56%) $380,280[35]
DCU Center Worcester, Massachusetts 11,223 / 17,022 (67%) $1,220,535[36]
Colisee Pepsi Quebec City, Quebec 4,079 / 11,972 (34%) $423,305[36]
Times Union Center Albany, New York 5,475 / 9,376 (58%) $516,663[37]
U.S. Bank Arena Cincinnati, Ohio 6,031 / 8,510 (71%) $577,376[37]
Ervin J. Nutter Center Dayton, Ohio 7,635 / 16,470 (46%) $748,944[38]
Schottenstein Center Columbus, Ohio 14,124 / 20,984 (67%) $1,465,358[38]
Bridgestone Arena Nashville, Tennessee 11,277 / 19,234 (59%) $1,055,507[39]
Frank Erwin Center Austin, Texas 8,756 / 10,535 (83%) $1,106,902[39]
FedExForum Memphis, Tennessee 3,901 / 10,972 (36%) $407,078[40]
AT&T Center San Antonio, Texas 10,028 / 11,272 (89%) $1,121,252[41]
American Airlines Center Dallas, Texas 16,454 / 22,184 (74%) $1,807,601[41]
Philips Arena Atlanta, Georgia 25,592 / 36,486 (70%) $2,901,224[41]
Bell Centre Montreal, Quebec 20,128 / 25,610 (79%) $2,428,050[26]
Giant Center Hershey, Pennsylvania 6,085 / 8,058 (76%) $553,272[26]
Verizon Center Washington, D.C. 30,203 / 34,260 (88%) $3,916,511[26]
Quicken Loans Arena Cleveland, Ohio 14,270 / 21,964 (65%) $1,514,927[42]
United Center Chicago, Illinois 22,177 / 24,226 (92%) $2,658,416[42]
Scotiabank Place Ottawa, Ontario 12,883 / 23,796 (54%) $1,233,900[43]
Air Canada Centre Toronto, Ontario 20,684 / 23,310 (89%) $2,422,040[43]
First Niagara Center Buffalo, New York 5,483 / 7,730 (71%) $521,914[44]
TD Garden Boston, Massachusetts 21,802 / 22,440 (97%) $2,481,710[44]
Rogers Arena Vancouver, British Columbia 15,456 / 24,628 (63%) $1,667,240[45]
Staples Center Los Angeles, California 17,975 / 24,578 (73%) $2,005,380[46]
Palacio de los Deportes Mexico City, Mexico 163,261 / 199,556 (73%) $13,234,000[47]
O2 Arena London, UK 78,777 / 78,777 (100%) $7,290,450
Jyske Bank BOXEN Herning, Denmark 15,242 / 22,000 (69%) $1,480,670
Parken Stadion Copenhagen, Denmark 28,156 / 36,710 (77%) $2,609,620
Ericsson Globe Stockholm, Sweden 15,875 / 18,000 (88%) $1,543,730
Hartwall Areena Helsinki, Finland 24,493 / 34,659 (71%) $2,097,870
Ice Place St. Petersburg, Russia 29,800 / 31,148 (95%) $3,410,855
Festhalle Frankfurt, Germany 17,992 / 22,000 (82%) $1,886,090
Konig-Pilsener Arena Oberhausen, Germany 9,175 / 11,594 (79%) $894,598
Olympiahalle Munich, Germany 23,299 / 24,000 (97%) $2,291,070
TUI Arena Hannover, Germany 7,356 / 8,000 (92%) $736,332
Wiener Stadthalle Vienna, Austria 22,966 / 30,220 (76%) $2,345,310
SAP Arena Mannheim, Germany 7,729 / 7,960 (97%) $750,198
Arena Leipzi Leipzig, Germany 10,970 / 12,000 (91%) $1,108,310
o2 World Hamburg Hamburg, Germany 14,905 / 20,568 (73%) $1,231,750
Lanxess Arena Cologne, Germany 21,426 / 30,000 (71%) $2,192,280
o2 World Berlin, Germany 17,650 / 23,640 (75%) $1,760,320
Palacio de Deportes Madrid, Spain 46,540 / 51,145 (75%) $3,803,510
TatNeft Arena Kazan, Russia 17,732 / 20,452 (90%) $2,136,633
Olimpiyskiy Moscow, Russia 76,818 / 86,502 (90%) $9,955,539
László Papp Budapest Sports Arena Budapest, Hungary 14,749 / 19,242 (77%) $1,231,780
O2 Arena Prague, Czech Republic 10,762 / 22,928 (47%) $1,089,630
Hallenstadion Zurich, Switzerland 20,738 / 22,500 (90%) $2,884,220
Palaolimpico Torino, Italy 11,293 / 15,714 (80%) $943,035
Mediolanum Forum Milan, Italy 25,566 / 26,605 (90%) $2,148,610
Park&Suites Arena Montpellier, France 8,900 / 14,562 (61%) $802,299
Sportpaleis Antwerp, Belgium 34,471 / 40,116 (86%) $3,070,750
Ziggo Dome Amsterdam, Netherlands 26,744 / 30,588 (87%) $2,691,260
Ulker Sports Arena İstanbul, Turkey 12,825 / 38,265 (33%) $1,004,380
National Indoor Arena Birmingham, U.K. 7.923 / 9.347 (85%) $693,247
Manchester Arena Manchester 11.132 / 15.028 (80%) $892,891
Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy Paris, France 58,458 / 83,024 (70%) $5,950,080
Pavilhão Atlântico Lisbon, Portugal 44,709 / 66,240 (68%) $3,612,340
Palau Sant Jordi Barcelona, Spain 56,081 / 67,626 (83%) $4,517,110
Saitama Super Arena Saitama, Japan 82,816 / 87,828 (94%) $8,951,360
Yokohama Arena Yokohama, Japan 61,160 / 62,484 (98%) $7,068,320
Nippon Gaishi Hall Nagoya, Japan 35,333 / 36,756 (96%) $4,105,970
Marine Messe Fukuoka, Japan 37,068 / 45,930 (84%) $5,626,780
Osaka-Jo Hall Osaka, Japan 84,307 / 93,120 (90%) $13,899,200
Taipei Arena Taipei, Taiwan 38,359 / 50,545 (76%) $4,310,940
Olympic Gymnastics Arena Seoul, South Korea 32,367 / 66,080 (49%) $3,234,710
EXCO Daegu Exhibition and Convention Center Daegu, South Korea 18,371 / 40,971 (45%) $1,419,340
MasterCard Center Beijing, China 11,959 / 42,420 (28%) $1,094,970
Mercedes-Benz Arena Shanghai, China 18,124 / 43,760 (41%) $1,687,780
AsiaWorld-Arena Hong Kong 17,938 / 41,010 (44%) $1,713,200
Perth Arena Perth, Australia 52,681 / 72,516 (73%) $6,865,840
Allphones Arena Sydney, Australia 50,593 / 58,848 (86%) $6,565,130
Brisbane Entertainment Centre Brisbane, Australia 36,075 / 51,156 (71%) $4,686,980
Rod Laver Arena Melbourne, Australia 59,810 / 64,414 (93%) $7,761,670
Adelaide Entertainment Centre Adelaide, Australia 21,323 / 24,284 (88%) $2,837,820
Vector Arena Auckland, New Zealand 58,507 / 67,168 (87%) $6,911,550
World Trade Center Arena Dubai, United Arab Emirates 50,540 / 60,000 (84%) $7,100,620
BB&T Center Sunrise, Fla. 17,733 / 20,700 (84%) $1,541,926
Arena at Gwinnett Center Duluth, Ga. 11,790 / 15,324 (77%) $1,136,958
Tampa Bay Times Forum Tampa, Fla. 12,737 / 14,150 (90%) $1,113,082
North Charleston Coliseum North Charleston, S.C. 6,306 / 13,178 (48%) $525,785
Stephen C. O'Connell Center Gainesville, Fla. 4,936 / 11,660 (43%) $393,001
Von Braun Center Huntsville, Ala. 3,420 / 10,166 (34%) $310,083
DCU Center Worcester, Mass. 7,862 / 9,460 (83%) $784,647
Blue Cross Arena Rochester, N.Y. 7,104 / 10,000 (71%) $627,084
Mullins Center Amherst, Mass. 3,747 / 5,129 (73%) $286,567
Patriot Center Fairfax, Va. 11,905 / 12,654 (94%) $1,408,665
Baltimore Arena Baltimore, Md. 9,354 / 11,886 (79%) $965,083
Wells Fargo Center Philadelphia, Pa. 12,375 / 15,902 (78%) $1,210,963
Norfolk Scope Norfolk, Va. 7,296 / 17,692 (41%) $761,662
Sun National Bank Center Trenton, N.J. 8,664 / 10,602 (82%) $722,531
PNC Arena Raleigh, N.C. 4,802 / 17,336 (28%) $399,837
Schottenstein Center Columbus, Ohio 8,654 / 15,062 (58%) $751,992
Richmond Coliseum Richmond, Va. 6,408 / 11,772 (54%) $622,712
Greensboro Coliseum Greensboro, N.C. 6,215 / 12,480 (50%) $513,676
Time Warner Cable Arena Charlotte, N.C. 5,748 / 15,584 (37%) $489,436
KFC Yum! Center Louisville, Ky. 8,233 / 13,660 (60%) $681,119
Huntington Center Toledo, Ohio 6,125 / 8,390 (73%) $418,637
Rupp Arena Lexington, Ky 4,177 / 15,538 (27%) $410,142
Verizon Arena North Little Rock, Ark. 4,886 / 18,238 (27%) $359,227
TOTAL 3,041,093 / 4,124,384 (74%) $329,529,186

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