Elton John has been on a farewell tour since 2018 and it looks like his hard work has paid off as his latest concerts broke a new record after earning millions of dollars; how much does he earn in total?
According to Billboard, the British singer launched the “Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour” in September 2018 and began a record-breaking run that has yet to end.
The long tour has now reportedly grossed $817.9 million from 278 shows. He is now the titleholder for the highest-grossing gig of all time in Billboard Boxscore history.
The previous record holder was Ed Sheeran with his “Divide Tour” which grossed $776.4 million. He ended his concert series in 2019 with over 258 shows.
At the time, he beat U2’s “The 360 Tour” which only grossed a few million less than Sheeran at $736.4 million. Both tours took place on several continents and mainly in stadiums.
On the other hand, John spent the first three years and first months of 2022 in arenas before moving to stadiums. It has already performed three times in North America and grossed $226.2 million from 116 shows.
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Even though his entire tour amassed the most gross revenue, the legendary singer is not the ticket sales record holder as he only sold 5.3 million tickets, compared to 8 .9 million for Ed Sheeran.
Over the course of his career, including his 1986 hit “Ice and Fire Tour,” co-headlining gigs with James Taylor, Tina Turner, Eric Clapton and Billy Joel, his total earnings would now be $1.863 billion. dollars per Billboard Boxscore.
The recent report comes months after the ‘Your Song’ hitmaker announced he would be extending his ‘Farewell Yellow Brick Road’ tour into 2023.
According to Retropop Magazine, the musician has completed his Australian and New Zealand tour. In a previous statement about his lower shows, John said, “In 2020, I promised that when I return to complete my interrupted goodbye, I will perform encore shows.”
According to his official website, his next concert will be at M&S Bank Arena in Liverpool, UK on March 23, 2023. Full tour dates and ticket information can be found here.
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