See who did (and didn’t) pull in the big bucks

A few weeks back in an interview with the Las Vegas Review-Journal’s Mike Weatherford, New Kids on the Block singer Donnie Wahlberg hinted that the group might be up for a Vegas residency in the future.

Doubt it now.

NKOTB’s recent four-night stint at Planet Hollywood Resort did less than stellar numbers. The shows grossed more than $1 million because of a top ticket price of $300 but drew only slightly more than half capacity at The Axis.

At the same venue two weeks later, the Nine Inch Nails/Soundgarden pairing did better business.

Here are the box office figures on those shows and a few other Las Vegas concerts courtesy of Billboard’s Boxscore:

New Kids on the Block

Venue: The Axis at Planet Hollywood Resort

Date(s): July 10-13

Gross sales: $1,126,168

Attendance/capacity: 11,069/21,874

Number of shows/sellouts: 4/0

Ticket prices: $300, $225, $129.50, $29.50

Nine Inch Nails, Soundgarden

Venue: The Axis

Date: July 19

Gross sales: $517,688

Attendance/capacity: 6,289/6,289

Number of shows/sellouts: 1/1

Ticket prices: $125, $99.50, $79.50, $59.50

Boston, Cheap Trick

Venue: The Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel

Date: July 26

Gross sales: $304,912

Attendance/capacity: 2,821/2,821

Number of shows/sellouts: 1/1

Ticket prices: $180, $150, $79.50, $49.50

Slightly Stoopid, Stephen Marley, Jo Mersa Marley

Venue: Boulevard Pool at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

Date: July 16

Gross sales: $60,446

Attendance/capacity: 2,083/3,200

Number of shows/sellouts: 1/0

Ticket prices: $29.50, $14.24

Young The Giant, St. Lucia

Venue: Boulevard Pool

Date: April 11

Gross sales: $48,925

Attendance/capacity: 1,988/3,200

Number of shows/sellouts: 1/0

Ticket prices: $25, $12.50

Jurassic 5, Dilated Peoples

Venue: Boulevard Pool

Date: July 17

Gross sales: $23,828

Attendance/capacity: 1,069/2,500

Number of shows/sellouts: 1/0

Ticket prices: $23, $11.50

Contact reporter Jason Bracelin at jbracelin@reviewjournal.com or 702-383-0476. Follow on Twitter @JasonBracelin.


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