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Paul McCartney's Out There! tour named hottest concerts in latest ranking

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Paul McCartney's Out There! tour's string of U.S. concerts in July and August top the list of highest-grossing tours on Billboard's latest Hot Tours list, the magazine reported Friday. Mötley Crüe's farewell tour placed second in the tally, while Billy Joel was in the third spot. And the top-grossing show on this leg of the Out There! tour was none other than last week's sold-out show at Candlestick Park, which the magazine said was attended by 53,477 fans and made $7 million.

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Also, 12 separate McCartney shows also made the magazine's latest Current Boxscore list, which lists the top individual shows. The Candlestick show placed at #2. Concerts at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, (#3), Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota (#4), Washington-Grizzly Stadium in Missoula, Montana, (#6), United Center in Chicago (#7), Sprint Center in Kansas City, Missouri (#8), Fargodome in Fargo, North Dakota (#9), CONSOL Energy Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (#10) round out the Top 10.

Also on the list are Pinnacle Bank Arena in Lincoln, Nebraska (#11), U.S. Airways Center in Phoenix, Arizona (#12), Times Union Center in Albany, New York (#13) and EnergySolutions Arena in Salt Lake City (#14). Only Lollapalooza, which took place Aug. 1-3 in Chicago, placed ahead of the McCartney shows in the Boxscore chart at #1.

The show on Aug. 14 was McCartney's first at the venue since The Beatles played Candlestick Park on Aug. 29, 1966. It was the final stop on their world tour that year and was also their last ticketed concert. The McCartney concert was also to be the final event at Candlestick Park, which has been a baseball and football venue. It was the home of the San Francisco 49ers until late last year. It will be demolished early in 2015, according to sources. The venue is in the process of selling off seats and fixtures.

The Out There! Tour is currently on a lengthy break. It'll resume Sept. 28 with a show in San Diego at Petco Park, home of the San Diego Padres. Beginning Oct. 2, the tour opens in Lubbock, Texas with a set of seven shows that were postponed by McCartney's illness earlier this year.