Mötley Crüe And Def Leppard Break Records With The Most Profitable Tour Of Their Careers

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Mötley Crüe and Def Leppard recently set a new record in their music careers with the Stadium Tour, which ended up being their most profitable tour of all time.

The Stadium Tour was set to take place in the summer of 2020. However, due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, Crüe and Leppard had to postpone the dates to 2021 and 2022. Fans were curious whether the tour would take place in 2022 due to the previous postponements, but Nikki Sixx relieved them by saying they would 1000% definitely hit the road.

The long-awaited tour finally began on June 16, 2022, in Cumberland, along with Poison and Joan Jett & The Blackhearts as special guests. This was Mötley Crüe’s first major tour, seven years after their final world tour, which took place between 2014 and 2015. On the other hand, it was also Def Leppard’s first tour in three years.

The fans have been waiting so long to see their favorite acts on stage that the tour received significant attention. In one of his Instagram posts, the Crüe drummer Tommy Lee shared the attendance statistics for the Stadium Tour and revealed that the average sold ticket number for each show of the tour was 36,934.

The North American leg of the Stadium Tour concluded on September 9, 2022, and more detailed statistics have surfaced. According to Billboard, the Stadium Tour now holds the record for the most profitable tour of both bands’ careers, selling 1.3 million tickets in total and grossing $173.5 million.

Moreover, they received the biggest earnings from the Boston show on August 5 and 6, which sold 64,000 tickets and resulted in $9.3 million. The Crüe made an average gross of $4.96 million each night and sold around 37,520 tickets, while four of their shows passed the $6 million mark. Besides, both bands have attracted more than three times the audience they would typically get.