T-Swift's latest world tour has already out-earnt her previous record-breaking 2015 US run, becoming the highest-grossing by a female artist
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It's already the biggest-ever US tour by a woman, and Taylor Swift's Reputation stadium run has made Boxscore history once more
By IQ on 04 Dec 2018
Taylor Swift’s Reputation stadium tour – which wrapped up in Tokyo on 20 and 21 November after six months on the road – has broken the record for the highest-ever-grossing US tour.
The tour, Swift’s fifth, has become the country’s biggest earner since Billboard Boxscore began tracking touring data in 1990, according to Billboard. Domestically, it grossed US$266.1 million and sold 2,068,399 tickets from 38 shows, beating the Rolling Stones’ $245m A Bigger Bang tour gross in 2005–07 – which took the band 70 shows.
The biggest shows of the tour (including the European, Asian and Australasian legs) were three nights at Metlife Stadium (82,500-cap.) in East Rutherford, New Jersey, on 20–22 July, where Swift grossed $22m and sold 165,654 tickets.
The Reputation trek – promoted by AEG’s Messina Touring Group and AEG Presents companies – became the highest-grossing US tour by a female artist in August.
Swift’s previous concert trek, the 1989 arena tour, was the highest-grossing globally of 2015, earning US$250.4m worldwide.
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