Taylor Swift’s upcoming ‘Eras Tour’ sold over 2.4 million tickets on the first day of presale alone, making it the most sold by an artist in a single day ever. The pop star will open up the tour by playing two dates at the State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona, where the Super Bowl was held just over a month prior.
While the singer’s ‘Era Tour’ is breaking records regarding sales and opening weekend profits, it isn’t the artist’s biggest tour to date regarding both tickets sold and profit made. The ‘Anti-Hero’ singer holds the record for the third highest-grossing tour ever completed by a solo female musician.
What is Taylor Swift’s highest-earning tour?
Taylor Swift’s ‘Reputation Stadium Tour’, which took place from May 8, 2018, until November 21, 2018, is her highest-grossing and largest tour to date. The tour grossed $345,700,000 and had 2,939,000 people in attendance.
In total, Swift’s ‘Reputation Stadium Tour’ only had 53 shows, which is one more than her current ‘Eras Tour’, and almost half of the shows she performed for her previous ‘Speak Now World Tour’ and ‘Fearless Tour.’
Will she break her own record with ‘Eras Tour’?
According to Forbes, the ‘Lavender Haze’ singer is expected to earn around $620 million for her upcoming ‘Eras Tour.’ However, Billboard estimates that the tour will generate slightly less, with $591 million in ticket sales and likely $12.9 million in fees going to Ticketmaster, the platform Swift used to sell her concert tickets.
If these estimates are true, Swift will set the record for becoming the highest-grossing female touring artist of all time. The record is currently held by Madonna, whose 2008-2009 ‘Sticky & Sweet’ tour grossed $407 million in sales.
In comparison, Madonna’s tour had 85 dates, while Swift’s upcoming tour has only 52 so far. If the financial figures come true, Swift will also almost double her net worth which currently sits at $570 million according to Forbes.