Highest-grossing music tour
Who
The Eras Tour, Taylor Swift
What
1,039,263,762 US dollar(s)
Where
Not Applicable ()
When

Taylor Swift’s (USA) The Eras Tour, the first billion-dollar music tour, grossed an estimated $1,039,263,762 (£840,238,516) from 60 shows played in the USA, Mexico and Argentina between 17 March and 12 November 2023, according to figures published by Pollstar. Remarkably, as of 11 December 2023, there were another 91 scheduled performances to come – the six concerts in Brazil on 17–26 November 2023 that just missed Pollstar’s tracking period and 85 shows between 7 February and 8 December 2024 – before the total overall gross of The Eras Tour – predicted to be in the region of $2.165 billion (£1.725 billion) – can be fully etched into live-music folklore.


With an average gross of $17,321,063 (£14,003,976) per show and 4,349,363 tickets sold (at an average price of $238.95, or £193.19, per ticket), The Eras Tour comfortably outpaced Beyoncé’s 56-date Renaissance World Tour ($579,813,546; £468,775,773) in 2023, and knocked Elton John’s Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour ($939 million, or £734.49 million, from 328 shows played between 8 September 2018 and 8 July 2023) off top spot as the highest-grossing music tour on record.

Pollstar’s 2023 chart year ran from 17 November 2022 to 15 November 2023, which excluded the final six dates of the South American leg of The Eras Tour in Brazil on 17–26 November 2023. Including these shows, Pollstar estimates that The Eras Tour generated about $1.14 billion (£903.99 million) in 2023 alone; as it stands, the recognized $1,039,263,762 take is already a record based on a single-year gross for a music tour.