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Imagine walking into a venue to see your favorite artist. You’re surrounded by thousands of your best friends (for the night, at least) while you prepare for a night to remember. Artists thrive on wowing their fans, and some make more money than others doing it.
What are the highest-earning tours in 2023? Read on as we dive into some of the most popular musical events from this year.
1. Taylor Swift’s Eras Tour
First on our list of the highest-earning tours in 2023 is Taylor Swift’s Eras Tour, one of the most talked about and anticipated endeavors. The project is predicted to make $2.2 billion and has nearly hit the $1.5 billion mark thus far.
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2. Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band 2023 Tour
Rockstar Bruce Springsteen pulled in one of the most expensive tours for 2023, hitting the stage with the E Street Band earlier this year. The legend had made $142 million by the end of June and has likely surpassed this number by this point in the year, making his tour one of the highest-earning tours in 2023 for sure.
3. Harry Styles Love On Tour
Although the storm surrounding pop artist Harry Styles has slowed down, Styles’s Love On Tour made an exceptional amount of money. As of the last report, Styles brought in a revenue of $617.3 million and more than five million tickets.
4. Elton John Goodbye Yellow Brick Road Tour
Elton John is one of the great songwriters and performers of his era. His Goodbye Yellow Brick Road Tour, which finished in 2023, featured his final performances. It managed to bring in an exceptional $900 million, becoming the first concert tour to gross such a tremendous number and putting him on our list of the highest-earning tours in 2023.
5. Ed Sheeran (+–=÷×) Tour
Ed Sheeran went on tour this year, putting together his albums for an exciting show the most die-hard Sheeran fans were thrilled to attend. Ed Sheeran has been on the pop scene for a long time, so it’s impressive he managed to bring in $105,309,873 for this year’s set of performances.
6. Red Hot Chili Peppers 2023 Global Stadium Tour
Next on our list of the highest-earning tours in 2023 are the Red Hot Chili Peppers, who raked in $91,488,134 with their 2023 Global Stadium Tour. Gen X showed up to see their alternative rock legends.
7. Coldplay Music of the Spheres Tour
Coldplay is one of the best in the business, especially when it comes to the value provided to those who attend their tours. This reality was evident in the ticket sales for their recent Music of the Spheres Tour, which raked in $617.8 million.
8. Daddy Yankee La Última Vuelta World Tour
Next on our list of concerts that made the most money is Daddy Yankee, a Puerto Rican rapper and singer who came onto the scene in the early 2000s and has since hit another boost. His La Última Vuelta World Tour made an impressive $205 million, the best tour the artist has ever had.
9. Kevin Hart The Reality Check Tour
Although it isn’t a music tour, Kevin Hart’s The Reality Check Tour is right up there with some of the best-performing artists of the year. The comedian made an impressive $50,041,814, which is one of the best numbers a comedian pulled in this year.
10. Bad Bunny World’s Hottest Tour
Next up on the list of the most expensive tours is Bad Bunny’s World’s Hottest Tour, a powerhouse of a performance from the artists that managed to rake in $314 million and nearly two million seats sold. Some reports even have Bad Bunny’s tour ending with around $435 million in the bank.
11. Beyonce’s Renaissance Tour
Next on our list of highest-earning tours in 2023 is Beyonce’s Renaissance Tour, an event that stepped in a little later but has made quite the impact. The Renaissance Tour has made $579 million so far.
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12. Post Malone’s If Y’all Weren’t Here, I’d Be Crying
Post Malone kicked off his fifth concert tour this year with his If Y’all Weren’t Here, I’d Be Crying endeavor. So far, Post Malone has brought in more than $2 million in ticket sales and is sure to add more as the year goes on.
Paramore kicked off their year touring with Taylor Swift as part of her Era’s tour, switching gears halfway through to take off on their own tour. So far, Paramore has brought in more than $50 million from devoted fans.
14. Shania Twain’s Queen of Me
Shania Twain is another powerhouse who has not backed down in her career yet, taking off on the Queen of Me Tour. So far, Twain’s endeavor has brought in $75.6 million from her shows in tickets sold.
15. Zac Brown Band’s From the Fire Tour
The Zac Brown Band hasn’t had quite as big of a tour as other bands this year, but they’ve managed to bring in a decent couple of million during their present jaunt. That’s a whole lot of “Chicken Fried.”
16. 50 Cent’s The Final Lap Tour
Although 50 Cent has had an extensive career, he’s still just as popular as ever with The Final Lap Tour. The artist has sold millions of tickets for his performances in stadiums across the US, and he’s still got months of his tour to go.
17. Adele: Weekends With Adele
Next on our list of the highest-earning tours in 2023 is Adele: Weekends With Adele. Although not technically a tour in the traditional sense, each night of the Vegas event brings in around $2.5 million in sales.
18. Blink-182 World Tour
Blink-182, much to the excitement of their fans, held a reunion world tour in 2023. Because Blink-182 is a milestone band in American music, it is no surprise that their comeback tour had one of the highest earnings in 2023. In the end, the band had brought in more than $85 million
19. Metallica’s World Tour
Metal legends Metallica is bringing their singular brand of heavy metal to arenas around the world in 2023. Typically, Metallica brings in around $50 million per tour.
20. Santana’s Tour
Santana is one of the highest-paid guitarists in the world, so it’s no surprise he’s part of one of the concerts that made the most money. His tours typically make several million based on his popularity. His current North American tour is actually a residency at The House of Blues in Las Vegas, though he has stated that he will be performing at other locations in 2024.
21. Morgan Wallen’s One Night at a Time
One of the highest-earning tours in 2023 is Morgan Wallen’s One Night at a Time, which has brought in more than $200 million so far. He’s one of the biggest stars in the country for a reason, and we aren’t surprised that all of his number-one hits and best-selling songs have led to a high-grossing tour.
22. Thomas Rhett’s Home Team Tour
Thomas Rhett’s Home Team Tour is a big endeavor for the country music singer and one of his few headline tours. So far, he’s pulled in millions of dollars from his various performances, and he still has a few left to go, so we know he’s going to be one of the highest-earning tours this year.
23. Carrie Underwood’s Denim and Rhinestone’s Tour
Next up on our list of the most expensive tours is superstar Carrie Underwood’s Denim and Rhinestones Tour, an adventure in support of her ninth studio album. The artist brought in $47.5 million for her performances across the country, making it one of the highest-earning tours in 2023.
24. Drake’s It’s All a Blur
Drake, one of the highest-paid hip-hop artists of all time, with several Billboard hits under his belt, is back on tour in the summer and fall of 2023. While his concert is still ongoing, his last tour grossed over $79 million, and it is expected the artist will see at least $250 million for his 2023 tour dates.
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25. Pink’s Summer Carnival 2.0
Last on our list of highest-earning tours in 2023 is Pink’s Summer Carnival 2.0. This high-flipping performance from the famous artist brought in around $85 million throughout the tour.
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