Box office numbers were reported for Usher after his July debut at his concert residency at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. The R&B star was the first resident theater artist to perform after the 16-month pandemic stopped. He performed 14 shows during the summer run, which also marked his return to the stage for the first time since 2018 when he titled a series of dates in Australia and New Zealand.
It kicked off the Colosseum production with two concerts on the weekend of July 16-17, followed by three shows each week through August 14. The residency has been booked for eight shows over a two-week period and is scheduled to end at the end of July. , but two more weeks of shows were added in April due to high demand.
Overall, the 14 performances of his first engagement at the Colosseum produced a total of tickets sold of 58,856 and a gross total of over $ 12.9 million.
The shows, produced by Caesars Entertainment in tandem with Live Nation, are just Usher’s premieres of the year. He’s set to return to the scene for a second round of concerts, a series of four New Year’s shows, starting December 28 and continuing through January 1. The Colosseum’s fall program features more resident artists, including country star Keith Urban, just wrapped up his five-show tour on September 25. Rod Stewart will return to the theater from October 6 to 23.
Sting will begin her residency on October 29 with eight shows scheduled through November 13, while Reba McEntire and Brooks & Dunn are expected to share the Colosseum stage one final time with nine shows in December. Jeff Dunham has a show every month for the rest of the year, and Journey will appear for a performance on December 18th.
In addition to Usher totals, Caesars Entertainment and Live Nation also featured a recent two-night engagement from Marco Antonio Solís in his first Las Vegas concert hall appearance. A total of 7,387 fans attended his shows on September 10 and 11 to celebrate Mexican Independence Day. The gross of the two concerts exceeded $ 1.9 million.
Usher’s box office story with archival data of live appearances before this year includes, most recently, his 2018 shows in Australia and New Zealand. And three years earlier, his last headlining solo tour: the 2014-2015 “UR Experience” trek across North America and Europe. This was the fifth concert tour of his career spanning more than two decades.
The 2018 Australian shows were part of the annual “RnB Fridays Live” concert series that took him to five cities in November of the same year. Perth, Melbourne, Adelaide, Brisbane and Sydney all hosted Usher along with Lil Jon, Salt-N-Pepa and a host of other performers for a multi-act concert at stadiums or large outdoor venues in each market. Together, the venues in the five cities moved 163,632 tickets for a gross amount of $ 15.7 million during the race promoted by Frontier Touring and Illusive Presents. The highest box office results came at Marvel Stadium in Melbourne on November 10 with a crowd of 51,104 people and total sales of $ 4.6 million.
The same lineup also appeared at Western Springs Stadium in Auckland, New Zealand for the nation’s “Friday Jams Live” concert on November 18, 2018, also produced by Frontier and Illusive. A crowd of 24,375 people in the stadium attended the event that day with revenue exceeding $ 1.7 million.
The previous “UR Experience” tour took place from November 2014 to the following March with 45 shows in arenas in the United States, Canada and Europe. The average gross tour amount was approximately $ 686,000 per show with an average of 8,700 tickets.