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Beyonce's "I AM..." World Tour Rolls Into #1 Slot On Billboard Hot Tour Rankings

Sony Columbia Records - 07/30/2009

Beyonce's massively successful "I AM..." tour was named the world's #1 concert attraction on Billboard's Hot Tour rankings (http://www.billboard.com/#/news/concert-charts-fierce-showing-by-beyonce-1003 997011.story) running July 23.

In an article headlined "Concert Charts: Fierce Showing By Beyonce On Top Tours List," music journalist Bob Allen wrote that "....AEG Live, the promoter of the tour's European leg reports more than $23 million in ticket sales, including four sellouts at London's O2 Arena and four more sellouts at Dublin's O2. (With) European totals...combined with more recent U.S. shows promoted by Live Nation, Beyonce easily lands in the top spot on this week's rankings. With reported grosses topping $36 million since the tour began, her show ranks among the top 15 grossing tours of the year, with still more dates scheduled into the fall."

With an overall box office tally of $26,476,830 for the period covered, Beyonce's "I AM..." tour achieved a remarkable 97% ticket sell-through (357,074 seats out of a possible 368,210) on 29 shows from Croatia to Sacramento.

The US leg of Beyonce's "I AM..." tour ends this week with a four-night residency at the Encore Theater at the Wynn Las Vegas running from Thursday, July 30 through Sunday, August 2.

Following a pair of one-off shows in August at the Summer Sonic Festival in Japan and the opening of the Donbass Stadium in the Ukraine, Beyonce's "I AM..." world tour resumes with concerts planned for Australia, Japan, Korea, Asia, Africa with a return to Europe slated for November.

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