1. Luke Bryan's What Makes You Country Tour Has Now Earned More Than $65 Million

Luke Bryan's What Makes You Country Tour Has Now Earned More Than $65 Million

Luke Bryan's What Makes You Country Tour Has Now Earned More Than $65 Million

Thanks to the latest Billboard Boxscore reports from Luke Bryan's What Makes You Country tour, the country superstar lands at No. 3 on the newest Hot Tours recap (see below) dated Oct. 13, 2018, behind mainstays Ed Sheeran and Taylor Swift. With 23 new shows reported in, Bryan's tour adds $31.1 million to his tour's earnings, bringing the trek’s full gross up to $65.5 million since beginning on Feb. 16 at the JPH Arena in Springfield, Mo.

While most of the tour has Bryan playing to packed North American arenas, 11 shows so far have been carved out as “XL Stadium Sized” dates, playing baseball and football stadiums. With the help of additional support in the form of breakout country star Sam Hunt, Bryan has packed in no less than 35,000 fans in major markets like Chicago, Toronto, Los Angeles (where he became the first country act to headline Dodger Stadium, on July 28), and the greater New York area.

The most successful date so far was the June 2 show at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J., where Bryan grossed $3.9 million from 46,057 tickets sold. But while that show narrowly claims the title of the tour’s top grossing show, his date at Denver’s Sports Authority Field at Mile High was the tour’s top attended show with 51,756 tickets sold. 

The tour follows the release of What Makes You Country on Dec. 8, 2017. The album debuted atop the Billboard 200, becoming Bryan’s fourth No. 1 on the all-genre chart and his eight chart-topper on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart.

With five dates still left to report, Bryan has already handily surpassed the $41.6 million of 2017’s Huntin’, Fishin, and Lovin’ Every Day Tour, large in part to the expanded stadium portion. The What Makes You Country Tour will close with an XL show at Detroit’s Ford Field on Oct. 26, 2018.