Pollstar says Taylor Swift’s Eras Tour is the first tour to gross more than $1 billion

Los Angeles (AFP) – A tour of the Taylor Swift eras It is the first round to cross the $1 billion mark, according to Pollstar’s year-end 2023 charts.

The concert trade publication found that Swift’s blockbuster Eras Tour was not only the No. 1 tour worldwide and in North America, but also generated a whopping $1.04 billion in revenue with 4.35 million tickets sold across the tour’s 60 dates.

Pollstar data is pulled from box office reports, venue capacity estimates, historical Pollstar venue ticket sales data, and other unidentified research, collected from November 17, 2022 to November 15, 2023.

Representatives for the publication did not immediately clarify whether they had adjusted the previous round’s data for inflation in 2023 in naming Swift the first to break the $1 billion threshold.

Pollstar also found that Swift brought in nearly $200 million in merchandise sales and an adaptation of her blockbuster film for the tour, “Taylor Swift: Tour for the Ages” It has reportedly earned approximately $250 million in sales, making it Highest-grossing concert film all times.

According to their estimates, Pollstar expects 2024 to be a big year for Swift as well. The magazine expects the Eras Tour to once again reach $1 billion within its eligibility window, meaning Swift will likely bring in more than $2 billion over the course of the tour.

Worldwide, Swift’s tour was followed by Beyoncé at number two, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band at number three, Coldplay at number four, Harry Styles at number five, and Morgan Wallen, Ed Sheeran, Pink, The Weeknd and Drake.

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In North America, there was a similar top ten list: Swift, followed by Beyoncé, Morgan Wallen, Drake, P!nk, Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band, Ed Sheeran, George Strait, Karol G, and RBD.

Beyond all that, 2023 was a historic year for concert sales: worldwide, this year’s top 100 tours saw a 46% jump over last year, bringing in $9.17 billion compared to $6.28 billion in 2022.

In North America, this number jumped from $4.77 billion last year to $6.63 billion.

Earlier this week, Swift was named Time Magazine’s Person of the Year. Last month, Apple Music called it “ Artist of the year; Spotify revealed that it is in 2023 Most streamed artist in the worldamassing more than 26.1 billion streams since January 1 and beating Bad Bunny’s record set three years ago.

Consider 2023 a year of amazing pop music dominance – (Taylor’s version.)

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