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“Taylor Swift’s Eras Tour Shatters Guinness World Record as the Highest-Grossing Music Tour in History”

It’s been an extraordinary year for Taylor Swift, filled with awards, record-breaking concert films, and more. Just a day before the pop sensation’s birthday, on December 12, her Eras Tour achieved another remarkable feat by breaking a Guinness World Record.

Guinness World Records announced on Tuesday that Swift’s Eras Tour is now officially the highest-grossing music tour in history, surpassing the unprecedented milestone of $1 billion. What makes this achievement even more remarkable is that the tour is still ongoing; Swift kicked off the journey in March and is set to conclude in December 2024. With already over a billion dollars in the bank, she’s poised to potentially double that impressive figure by this time next year.

Prior to The Eras Tour, Sir Elton John’s Farewell Tour held the title of the highest-grossing music tour. Concluding earlier this year, it amassed a total of $939 million. To provide context, the “Rocket Man” singer was on the road for five years, performing 382 shows. In contrast, The Eras Tour has been underway for less than nine months and has a global total of only 151 shows.

Each leg of the Eras Tour draws a crowd of approximately 72,000 attendees. With an average ticket price of around $238, the tour generates an estimated $17 million per show. At this remarkable pace, Swift is poised to surpass $2 billion in ticket sales alone before the tour reaches its conclusion.

Taylor Swift Breaks Records Set by Madonna, Beyoncé

Beyoncé kicked off her Renaissance Tour earlier this year, raking in an impressive $579 million between May and October. This achievement propelled her to claim the title of the highest-grossing music tour by a female artist. Prior to Beyoncé’s reign, Madonna had held the record for a remarkable fourteen years.

However, Queen Bey’s triumph was short-lived, as Swift’s tour surpassed hers, establishing itself as the reigning champion as the biggest tour in the country. In fact, The Eras Tour’s success is so remarkable that it has outsold the No. 2 and No. 3 highest-grossing tours in the country combined, which were held by Beyoncé and Bruce Springsteen & The E-Street Band, respectively.

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