BTS performed their first North American stadium tour with two shows apiece at Pasadena’s Rose Bowl (May 4-5), Chicago’s Soldier Field (May 11-12) and New Jersey’s MetLife Stadium (May 18-19). The results were staggering, as the South Korean megastars grossed $44 million from six shows, selling 299,770 tickets according to figures reported to Billboard Boxscore.
Followed by stadium dates in Sao Paolo (Allianz Parque; May 25-26), London (Wembley Stadium; June 1-2), and Paris (Stade de France; June 7-8), they added $35 million to the Love Yourself: Speak Yourself Tour total for a combined $78.9 million and 606,409 tickets.
These U.S. figures are not just groundbreaking as international artists, but for the touring industry at large. Their double-header at the Rose Bowl earned $16.6 million, making it the single highest-grossing engagement in the venue’s Boxscore history, out-pacing previous high marks by Taylor Swift and U2, as well as co-headlining stints by Beyoncé & Jay-Z and Eminem & Rihanna.
Their shows in Chicago and New Jersey rank among the top five-grossing engagements for Soldier Field and MetLife Stadium, respectively.
BTS will continue to tour across Asia, through a July 7 performance at the Yanmar Stadium Nagai in Osaka, Japan.