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Florida Georgia Line Top Their Own Record With $50 Million Tour

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Brian Kelley and Tyler Hubbard of Florida Georgia Line perform on stage during day 1 of 2019 CMA Music Festival on June 6, 2019 in Nashville, Tenn.

Six months after launching the Can’t Say I Ain’t Country Tour with a quartet of Australian concerts, Florida Georgia Line wrapped their fifth headline tour with the biggest numbers of their career. The band hits the Hot Tours ranking dated Oct. 26 (see below) with $12.1 million in reports from the tour’s last 10 shows. According to figures reported to Billboard Boxscore, the tour’s final gross is $50.7 million from 727,739 tickets sold over 41 shows.

After a brief $2.7 million run of shows in Australia (two in Cairns, one in Sydney, and one in Melbourne), Florida Georgia Line came stateside, playing 37 shows in the U.S. between June 13 and Sept. 28.

The year’s highest grossing show was an Aug. 9 performance at the Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre in Tinley Park, Ill., where the duo grossed $1.963 million (26,698 tickets). But one week later, an Aug. 17 show at Hershey, Pa. (Hersheypark) became the best-selling date of the tour, at 30,449 tickets ($1.922 million).

The Can’t Say I Ain’t Country Tour ultimately became Florida Georgia Line’s highest-grossing tour ever, eclipsing the $50-million mark for the first time. Previously, 2017’s Smooth Tour earned $40.6 million, while the 2016-17 Dig Your Roots Tour brought in $47.5 million. And on a per-night basis, the group’s 2019 trek is officially their highest-grosser, and best-seller yet, at $1.236 million and 17,750 tickets per show. Those figures are up 40% and 4%, respectively.

The disparity between these two percentage increases comes down to an ever-growing ticket price. After averaging $48.59 and $51.70 on their last two tours, Florida Georgia Line bumped to $69.64 per head in 2019. While this is still a reasonable price for a tour of this size, the average ticket’s 35% increase allowed for a sharp increase in per-show gross, despite a narrow up-tick in attendance.

The Can’t Say I Ain’t Country Tour is in support of Florida Georgia Line’s album of the same name, released on Feb. 15, 2019. The set debuted atop Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart and followed the duo’s record-breaking 50-week streak atop the Hot Country Songs chart with the Bebe Rexha collaboration, “Meant to Be.”

See below for the full Hot Tours tally, featuring Post Malone, Rod Stewart, and, at No. 1, the Jonas Brothers.

 HOT TOURS - OCT. 26, 2019
 Ranked by Gross, Compiled from Boxscores reported Oct. 15 - 21
  
 ACT
 Total Gross
 Show Date Range
 Venue, City (Shows/Sellouts)
 Total Attendance (Capacity)
  
RANK 
1Jonas Brothers
 $24,960,413
 Sept. 3 - 29
 PPG Paints Arena, Pittsburgh, Pa. (1/1)
 Bryce Jordan Center, University Park, Pa. (1/1)
 Schottenstein Center, Columbus, Ohio (1/1)
 Little Caesars Arena, Detroit, Mich. (1/1)
 Van Andel Arena, Grand Rapids, Mich. (1/1)
 Bridgestone Arena, Nashville, Tenn. (1/1)
 U.S. Bank Arena, Cincinnati, Ohio (1/1)
 Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, Ind. (1/1)
 Enterprise Center, St. Louis, Mo. (1/1)
 Xcel Energy Center, St. Paul, Minn. (1/1)
 Fiserv Forum, Milwaukee, Wisc. (1/1)
 United Center, Chicago (2/2)
 Sprint Center, Kansas City, Mo. (1/1)
 Toyota Center, Houston, Texas (1/1)
 AT&T Center, San Antonio, Texas (1/1)
 BOK Center, Tulsa, Okla. (1/1)
 241,502 (241,502)
  
2Thomas Rhett
 $13,400,776
 Sept. 5 - Oct. 12
 Denny Sanfird Premier Center, Sioux Falls, S.D. (0/1)
 Wells Fargo Arena, Des Moines, Iowa (1/1)
 Xcel Energy Center, St. Paul, Minn. (1/1)
 Sprint Center, Kansas City, Mo. (0/1)
 Enterprise Center, St. Louis, Mo. (1/1)
 United Center, Chicago, Ill. (1/1)
 Webster Bank Arena, Bridgeport, Conn. (1/1)
 Madison Square Garden, New York (1/1)
 Bon Secours Wellness Arena, Greenville, S.C. (0/1)
 Veterans Memorial Arena, Jacksonville, Fla. (0/1)
 Amway Center, Orlando, Fla. (1/1)
 Thompson-Boling Arena, Knoxville, Tenn. (0/1)
 KFM Yum! Center, Louisville, Ky. (0/1)
 Bridgestone Arena, Nashville, Tenn. (1/1)
 161,828 (167,300)
  
3Post Malone
 $12,488,682
 Sept. 14 - 29
 Tacoma Dome, Tacoma, Wash. (1/1)
 Rogers Arena, Vancouver, British Columbia (1/1)
 Moda Center, Portland, Ore. (1/1)
 Golden 1 Center, Sacramento, Calif. (1/1)
 Save Mart Center, Fresno, Calif. (1/1)
 Xcel Energy Center, St. Paul, Minn. (2/2)
 Little Caesars Arena, Detroit, Mich. (1/1)
 109,851 (109,851)
  
4Florida Georgia Line
 $12,165,176
 Sept. 8 - 28
 Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort, Mt. Pleasant, Mich. (1/1)
 USANA Amphitheatre, West Valley City, Utah (1/1)
 Fiddler's Green Amphitheatre, Englewood, Colo. (1/1)
 Isleta Amphitheater, Albuquerque, N.M. (1/1)
 Ak-Chin Pavilion, Phoenix, Ariz. (1/1)
 North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre, Chula Vista, Calif. (1/1)
 Glen Helen Amphitheater, Devore, Calif. (0/1)
 Toyota Amphitheatre, Wheatland, Calif. (1/1)
 Shoreline Amphitheatre, Mountain View, Calif. (1/1)
 FivePoint Amphitheater, Irvine, Calif. (1/1)
 178,943 (183,547)
  
5Iron Maiden
 $11,427,080
 Oct. 6 - 15
 Cisco Pompeu de Toledo Stadium, Sao Paulo, Brazil (1/1)
 Arena do Gremio, Porto Alegre, Brazil (1/1)
 Estadio Velez Sarsfield, Buenos Aires, Argentina (1/1)
 Movistar Arena, Santiago, Chile (1/1)
 Estadio Nacional, Santiago, Chile (1/1)
 205,342 (205,342)
  
6Phish
 $5,638,350
 Aug. 30 - Sept. 1
 Dick's Sporting Goods Park, Commerce City, Colo. (3/3)
 70,574 (70,574)
  
7Bon Iver
 $5,412,387
 Aug. 31 - Oct. 11
 KettleHouse Amphitheater, Missoula, Mont. (1/1)
 Geralrd R. Ford Amphitheater, Vail, Colo. (0/1)
 Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison, Colo. (0/1)
 Maverik Center, West Valley City, Utah (0/1)
 The Gorge, George, Wash. (0/1)
 Pacific Coliseum, Vancouver, British Columbia (0/1)
 Moda Center, Portland, Ore. (0/1)
 Xcel Energy Center, St. Paul, Minn. (0/1)
 Allstate Arena, Rosemont, Ill. (0/1)
 Scotiabank Arena, Toronto (0/1)
 Schottenstein Center, Columbus, Ohio (0/1)
 Liacouras Center, Philadelphia, Pa. (0/1)
 Barclays Center, Brooklyn, N.Y. (0/1)
 92,209 (115,133)
  
8Billy Joel
 $5,405,903
 Oct. 12
 Globe Life Park in Arlington, Arlington, Texas (1/1)
 43,626 (43,626)
  
9Rod Stewart
 $5,205,459
 Sept. 18 - Oct. 5
 The Colosseum at Caesars Palace, Las Vegas (3/8)
 Santa Barbara Bowl, Santa Barbara, Calif. (0/1)
 36,538 (37,985)
  
10Chayanne
 $4,640,736
 Sept. 11 - 28
 Auditorio Citibanmex, Monterrey, Mexico (0/4)
 Forum de Mundo Imperial, Acapulco, Mexico (0/1)
 Explanada de la Feria, Guanajuato, Mexico (0/1)
 Antiguo Aeropuerto De Queretaro, Queretaro, Mexico (0/1)
 Acropolis Puebla, Puebla, Mexico (0/2)
 48,501 (53,763)