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Concert Industry Grosses Record $5.1 Billion in 2013

Posted by: Jason Tate (01/15/14)
Hannah Karp, writing for the Wall Street Journal:
The concert industry grossed a record $5.1 billion in North America last year, according to a new analysis from trade publication Pollstar, thanks to near-record prices and a huge number of shows by major acts. The top 50 world-wide tours generated combined revenue of $3.83 billion, up 27.6% from 2012.
  
 
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01:45 PM on 01/15/14
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02:11 PM on 01/15/14
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Tried submitting something like this a few days ago here. Here's some fun numbers from Pollstar from this years tours...

Muse's tour made 103.9 million dollars in gross internationally.
Fall Out Boy's tour brought in 6.9 million dollars gross in north america
Paramore brought in 6.6 million dollars gross in north america, 14.6 million dollars internationally
.fun's tour brought in 11.2 million gross in north america
02:24 PM on 01/15/14
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I believe it. Tour to support an album has become put out an album to support tours.
02:29 PM on 01/15/14
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good to see ADTR on there!
02:40 PM on 01/15/14
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I believe it. Tour to support an album has become put out an album to support tours.
I'm totally cool with this
03:01 PM on 01/15/14
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I wonder if that number includes festivals or not
03:31 PM on 01/15/14
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Not complaining, I still buy all my music but I think music is made to hear live. Not complaining about this inverse, I think it'll push bands to make their shows my entertaining (see: House Party Tour). Nothing can beat a solid lineup, good songs, and an entertaining stage show.
04:25 PM on 01/15/14
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Sweet. Great news.
06:44 PM on 01/15/14
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Holy shit, ADTR making a cool 5.7 mil.
06:47 PM on 01/15/14
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id be interested in seeing how the lower circuit bands are doing more so than this batch of megastars
10:14 PM on 01/15/14
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Foo Fighters, Average Gross: +$4,700,000....is that per show? Highest on the list.
04:35 AM on 01/16/14
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Tried submitting something like this a few days ago here. Here's some fun numbers from Pollstar from this years tours...

Muse's tour made 103.9 million dollars in gross internationally.
Fall Out Boy's tour brought in 6.9 million dollars gross in north america
Paramore brought in 6.6 million dollars gross in north america, 14.6 million dollars internationally
.fun's tour brought in 11.2 million gross in north america
Great find. However, Justin Bieber made $100 million more than Justin Timberlake. I give up

i now see this was Bieber's 119 shows to JT/Jay-Z's 14. Faith restored
11:55 AM on 01/16/14
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Foo Fighters, Average Gross: +$4,700,000....is that per show? Highest on the list.
The Mexico City show was their only gig of the gig of the year as far as I know (except for the pizza place) so that average gross is only based off that show. Still though, 4.8m for one show..
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