Central Jersey and PA Born Artists Among Top Tours of the Year
We are almost halfway through 2023 and Pollstar has looked back and examined the past six months of concert touring, and as expected has been extremely beneficial for Bruce Springsteen, and Taylor Swift.
One of my favorite moments of the Bruce tour is when for the first time since February 2017, Bruce and the band played “My Hometown” after a bunch of fans in the audience held up signs requesting that they play the song.
According to their midyear report, Springsteen and The E Street Band’s 2023 tour is the second-highest-grossing tour of the year, behind only Taylor Swift’s Eras Tour at number one. Springsteen lands at two, with a gross of over $142 million, selling a total of 673,277 tickets in the first half of the year for an average gross per show of just under $4 million.
Other tours include Elton’s Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour which is at number four, behind Harry Styles’ Love On Tour at number three. Elton’s tour has grossed over $110 million in the first six months of the year, with an average gross per show of over $3.3 million. Elton’s tour will end on July 7 and 8 in Stockholm, Sweden, and has already broken the record for the highest-grossing tour of all time.
However, our very own Bruce Springsteen still has plenty of shows to go on his tour, which means he’ll be raking in a whole lot more money and can surpass Elton’s total. He’ll play the second of two nights in Gothenburg, Sweden, on Wednesday, June 28, with the European leg wrapping July 25 in Monza, Italy. Plus he’ll bring the tour back to the U.S., kicking off with a two-night stand at Chicago’s Wrigley Field on August 9 and 11. Bruce and the band will perform shows in Philly and Jersey in August. A complete list of dates can be found at brucespringsteen.net.
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