Who else is killin’ it on tour this summer time? Surrounded by a sea of big-name popstar excursions, nation music excursions are thriving, led by Luke Combs, Morgan Wallen, and George Strait.
In a summer time of stadium excursions dominated by main pop sensations like Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran, Beyonce, and Madonna, the often-overlooked world of nation music is flourishing in field workplace gross sales. New information from Pollstar reveals that among the many high live performance performers this summer time are nation stars Luke Combs, Morgan Wallen, and George Strait.
Whereas some artists equivalent to Taylor Swift are taking an unconventional strategy by reporting their tour earnings after the very fact, most report their per-show gross sales information, resulting in Pollstar uncovering a notable development: nation stars are main the pack this summer time in common live performance gross and tickets offered.
Pollstar’s International Live performance Pulse ranks artists by reported common field workplace gross over the past three months. On the high of that record is Luke Combs, with a mean gross of $5.2 million with tickets at a mean value of $98. Morgan Wallen ranks behind him with a $4.5 million common gross and tickets averaging $182.
“Combs is grossing $5.2 million an evening (…) whereas performing in entrance of 53,000-plus folks. Wallen is making virtually as a lot whereas enjoying for audiences about half the scale as a result of he’s charging extra,” notes Bloomberg‘s Lucas Shaw. “Whereas Combs prices about $98 an evening, Wallen prices greater than $180.”
Combs can be killing it in his common variety of tickets offered, based mostly on information from Pollstar of worldwide lively excursions for reveals carried out within the final 30 days. He’s Quantity 3 on that record with 52,879 tickets offered throughout 5 reveals — solely behind nation legend George Strait (56,125 common tickets offered throughout three reveals) and pop singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran (65,633 common tickets offered throughout eight reveals).
Notably, nation star Kenny Chesney is having a profitable run this summer time at Quantity 17 on Pollstar’s High 20 International Live performance Excursions. He’s raked in over $1.2 million throughout his reveals this summer time, with a mean of 11,000 tickets offered at about $114 every.