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Reputation stadium tour becomes highest-grossing in US history

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

The Reputation tour visits Seattle's CenturyLink Field

The Reputation tour visits Seattle's CenturyLink Field


image © Ronald Woan

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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