“The Stadium Tour” took longer than expected to happen thanks to the pandemic. However, it seems to be well worth the wait according to recent reports.
According to Pollstar, “The Stadium Tour” featuring Motley Crue, Def Leppard, Poison and Joan Jett and the Blackhearts is the fourth largest grossing tour in the world right now. Over the course of 14 shows, the average number of tickets sold for each show is 36,513. The average capacity for each show isn’t a full sell-out, but it’s very close at 98.8 percent.
The biggest number, though, is the average gross for the past 14 shows, which is a whopping $4,962,861.
The only tours to currently out-perform “The Stadium Tour” are the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Coldplay and Ed Sheeran. The average number of tickets sold for each of their tours comes in at 60,033, 66,429 and 73,340, respectively. As for the average gross for each tour, those figures come in at $6,369,712, $6,067,972 and $6,310,499, respectively.
Aside from Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee being hampered by a rib injury at the start of the tour, “The Stadium Tour” has gone off without a hitch. This might be due to the strict backstage rules for each of the acts.
In May, Nikki Sixx took to Twitter saying, “It’s been exhausting trying to explain to people why we can’t have guests backstage. Our fans have waited almost 3 years for this tour. If one of us got Covid and had to cancel the show can you imagine the disappointment? We’re not here to take f—ing selfies. This is for the fans.”