Monday, April 30, 2018
The Top 20 Global Concert Tours ranks artists by average box office gross per city and includes the average ticket price for shows Worldwide. The list is based on data provided to the trade publication Pollstar by concert promoters and venue managers.
v Justin Timberlake: $3,329,623; $143.04.
v “Springsteen On Broadway”; $2,239,784: $508.88.
v Cirque du Soleil - “Totem”; $1,680,266: $83.10.
v Romeo Santos: $1,575,062; $101.76.
v Kendrick Lamar: $1,489,005; $88.86.
“The Voice” (8 p.m., NBC): The top 11 artists perform live in front of coaches Kelly Clarkson, Alicia Keys, Adam Levine and Blake Shelton for America’s vote. The artists will perform songs selected by fans who have submitted via Xfinity’s “Suggest-A-Song” feature in The Voice Official App.
“The Terror” (9 p.m., AMC): As the men begin their long march south for rescue, a series of shocking events underscores how vulnerable and exposed their situation has become.
TV listings, C3
ABBA says it records first new material in 35 years
Mamma Mia! The members of ABBA announced Friday that they have recorded new material for the first time in 35 years.
The Swedish pop supergroup said it had recorded two new songs, including one titled “I Still Have Faith in You.”
The news was announced in an Instagram statement from Benny Andersson, Bjorn Ulvaeus, Anni-Frid Lyngstad and Agnetha Faltskog.
ABBA won the 1974 Eurovision Song Contest with “Waterloo” and had a sequin-spangled string of hits including “Dancing Queen” and “Take a Chance on Me” before splitting up in 1982.
The band’s statement said the members reunited to plan a virtual tour featuring digital avatars and decided to go back into the studio.
ABBA said “it was like time had stood still and that we had only been away on a short holiday. An extremely joyous experience!”
“I Still Have Faith In You” is due to be performed by the group’s holograms in a December TV special broadcast by the BBC and NBC. There was no word on when the second track will be released.
Michael Che, Colin Jost of ‘SNL’ to host Emmy Awards
NBC says that Michael Che and Colin Jost of “Saturday Night Live” will co-host this year’s Emmy Awards.
Che and Jost anchor the “Weekend Update” segment of “Saturday Night Live” and are head writers on the long-running sketch show.
The Emmy ceremony rotates from the major broadcast networks, allowing them to use the host’s job to highlight a show or performers. “SNL” has enjoyed a ratings resurgence with its sharp-edged jabs at President Donald Trump and his administration.
Alumni of the late-night show have hosted the Emmys, including Jimmy Fallon and Seth Meyers. But the last current “SNL” cast member to serve as host was Eddie Murphy in 1983.
The 70th prime-time Emmy Awards will air Sept. 17.