2023’s Hottest Concert Tours: 5 Musicians Who Are Setting Stages Ablaze
These superstars and their tours had substantial impacts on the economy.
In the realm of music, 2023 showcased global megastars taking center stage and turning the world into a dance floor. Though Taylor Swift’s Eras tour has become the talk of the town, there are several other artists leaving a long-lasting imprint on both fans’ hearts and the global economy.
Here are 5 artists whose tours created mass excitement and revenue.
1. Taylor Swift
Prominent pop sensation Taylor Swift’s “Eras” tour was a whirlwind of dazzling performances and sold-out arenas. Swift’s tour, spanning major cities across North America, Europe, and Asia, became a beacon of cultural significance. It has already grossed a colossal $1 billion, and local economies flourished as fans flocked to hotels, restaurants, and shops around concert venues.
Queen Bey herself graced the stage with her “Renaissance World Tour”, a spectacle of music, dance, and empowerment. The tour has grossed over a remarkable $579 million, and her magnetic presence left a lasting impact on local businesses, particularly in the fashion and beauty industries.
5. Ed Sheeran
Multiple GRAMMY Award-winning, global superstar Ed Sheeran has impressed the world with his “+ – = ÷ x Tour” (pronounced “The Mathematics Tour”), hitting stadiums across the continent for the first time since his history-making “Divide Tour” in 2018, which officially became the most-attended and highest-grossing tour of all time by its completion. The Mathematics tour has generated over $300 million in revenue.
The Canadian rap phenomenon brought his “It’s All A Blur” tour to life, captivating audiences with his signature beats and lyrical prowess. Drake’s tour, which included multiple shows in iconic cities like New York and Los Angeles, could generate an impressive $350 million in revenue when it’s all said and done. So far, the tour has grossed over $40 million dollars. Beyond the music, it contributed significantly to the hospitality and entertainment sectors in host cities.
4. 50 Cent
It has been two decades since 50 Cent burst onto the music scene with his iconic album, “Get Rich or Die Tryin’.” However, recent ticket sales for his ongoing global tour attest to his enduring popularity. The renowned New York artist has managed to sell an impressive 800,000 tickets within the first week of his global tour, “The Final Lap.” This tour serves as a celebratory event marking the 20th anniversary of his debut album and is being hailed as 50 Cent’s ultimate farewell tour in his career. Joining him on this remarkable journey is none other than Busta Rhymes, who had this to share about the tour’s astounding success:
“840,000 tickets sold worldwide in just one week. Yes, you heard that right—840,000 tickets! Astonishingly, 675,000 tickets were snapped up even before the first show, all within a mere four days. 840,000 tickets sold in one week!”