Current Top 10 Concerts, as Sorted by Revenue Per Seat

Here are the top concerts and touring shows on Billboard Boxscore that we’ve ranked by Revenue Per Seat — as opposed to Gross. To determine RPS, we divided the grosses by venue capacities. Highlighting RPS demonstrates a different and more interesting story about which shows can bring in value per seat versus simply being big, because calculating average ticket price does not account for empty seats.

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Revenue Per Seat reflects the efficiency of a show’s marketing and the strength of its appeal, where Gross Sales reflects the effectiveness of the show as a money-making entity. Both are important to understand.

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