According to Billboard.com, METALLICA and GUNS N' ROSES have taken the top two positions of this week's Hot Tours ranking based on box office totals from Brazil and Argentina reported by concert promoter T4F. Continuing its "World Magnetic Tour", METALLICA is No. 1 with over $10 million in gross sales from three performances in Brazil. One concert at Parque Condor in Porto Alegre (Jan. 28) and two nights at São Paulo's 80,000-seat stadium, Estádio do Morumbi (Jan. 30-31) take the veteran rock band over the $100 million mark in ticket sales since the tour began in October 2008. Tickets are flying off the shelf and selling out left and right. As quick as the first day they go on sale! These are two hot bands that are not to be missed! If they're coming to your area, don't let the tickets slip through your hands; get them before it's to late!
GUNS N' ROSES ranks No. 2 for the week based on ticket sales from four concerts in Brazil and one in Argentina. Top-grosser was Estádio Palestra Italia in São Paulo (March 13, 2010) with $3 million earned at the box office and 34,872 in attendance. Another stadium date, Estadio Vélez Sársfield in Buenos Aires on March 22 drew over 35,000 fans. The five reported March dates on the band's "Chinese Democracy World Tour" grossed a combined total of $8.4 million.
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