BTS Finish Love Yourself: Speak Yourself Tour With $117 Million

Courtesy of Big Hit Entertainment
BTS live at the 'LOVE YOURSELF: SPEAK YOURSELF' world tour finale in Seoul, South Korea.

After zipping through Europe, Asia, and North and South America in just 20 shows, BTS has wrapped the Love Yourself: Speak Yourself Tour.

They rank No. 2 on the Nov. 16-dated Hot Tours recap with reports for the group’s final four shows of 2019, hitting Riyadh, Saudi Arabia and their hometown of Seoul, South Korea. According to figures reported to Billboard Boxscore, BTS’ first ever worldwide stadium tour earned $116.6 million and sold 976,283 tickets.

As previously reported, the South Korean globetrotters began the trek on May 4 with a string of six U.S. dates in Pasadena, Calif., Chicago, and East Rutherford, N.J. The quick sprint earned $44.4 million before the septet delivered a $7.8 million gross from two shows in Sao Paulo, Brazil. These eight shows combined nabbed BTS the No. 1 spot on Billboard’s monthly Top Tours ranking for May.

Next was four shows in Europe, grossing $27.6 million in London and Paris, landing them at No. 5 on June’s Top Tours chart.

And then, BTS returned home, for eight concerts in Asia, hitting Japan (two shows each in Osaka and Shizuoka) in July, and then Riyadh and Seoul in October. While the four Japanese shows brought in $20.3 million (No. 6 Tour of July), the group grossed $4.4 million and sold 31,899 tickets at Riyadh’s King Fahd International Stadium on Oct. 11, and $12.1 million (129,268 tickets) at Seoul’s Olympic Stadium on Oct. 26, 28, and 29.

In all, that averages out to $5.8 million and 48,814 tickets per show on a $119.45 ticket. In the 2019 chart year (shows that played Nov. 1, 2018 – Oct. 31, 2019), only The Rolling Stones ($11.1 million), Taylor Swift ($6.1 million), and the Spice Girls ($6 million) maintained a better nightly pace in stadiums -- especially impressive, considering that those three acts played fewer shows than BTS’ tour.

See below for the full Hot Tours tally, featuring Elton John, Vampire Weekend, and Marc Anthony.

 HOT TOURS - NOV. 16, 2019
 Ranked by Gross, Compiled from Boxscores reported Nov. 5 - 11
  
 ACT
 Total Gross
 Show Date Range
 Venue, City (Shows/Sellouts)
 Total Attendance (Capacity)
  
RANK 
1Elton John
 $21,061,499
 Oct. 1 - Nov. 4
 SaskTel Centre, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan (2/2)
 Bell MTS Place, Winnipeg, Manitoba (2/2)
 Fiserv Forum, Milwaukee, Wisc. (1/1)
 Scotiabank Arena, Toronto (2/2)
 Bridgestone Arena, Nashville (1/1)
 FedEx Forum, Memphis, Tenn. (1/1)
 State Farm Arena, Atlanta, Ga. (2/2)
 Amalie Arena, Tampa, Fla. (1/1)
 164,605 (164,605)
  
2BTS
 $16,490,586
 Oct. 11 - 29
 King Fahd International Stadium, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia (0/1)
 Olympic Stadium, Seoul, South Korea (3/3)
 161,167 (166,409)
  
3Queen + Adam Lambert
 $10,148,168
 Aug. 13 - 23
 Nationwide Arena, Columbus, Ohio (1/1)
 Bridgestone Arena, Nashville (1/1)
 BB&T Center, Sunrise, Fla. (1/1)
 Amalie Arena, Tampa, Fla. (1/1)
 Smoothie King Center, New Orleans, La. (1/1)
 Spectrum Center, Charlotte, N.C. (1/1)
 85,684 (85,684)
  
4Shawn Mendes
 $8,417,505
 Oct. 1 - Nov. 3
 Impact Arena, Bangkok, Thailand (1/1)
 Indoor Stadium, Singapore (1/1)
 Axiata Arena, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (1/1)
 Sentul International Convention Center, Jakarta (1/1)
 SM Mall of Asia Arena, Manila, Philippines (1/1)
 Yokohoma Arena, Yokohoma, Japan (1/1)
 Qudos Bank Arena, Sydney (2/2)
 85,455 (85,455)
  
5Vampire Weekend
 $6,705,427
 Aug. 16 - Oct. 22
 The Criterion, Oklahoma City, Okla. (0/1)
 White Oak Music Hall, Houston, Texas (1/1)
 The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory, Irving, Texas (0/1)
 Austin City Limits at Moody Theater, Austin, Texas (0/1)
 James L. Knight Center, Miami, Fla. (0/1)
 St. Augustine Amphitheater, St. Augustine, Fla. (1/1)
 Constant Center, Norfolk, Va. (0/1)
 Mann Center for the Performing Arts, Philadelphia, Pa. (1/1)
 Deer Lake Park, Burnaby, British Columbia (0/1)
 WaMu Theater, Seattle, Wash. (1/1)
 McMenamins Edgefield, Troutdale, Ore. (1/1)
 Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles (1/1)
 Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre, San Diego, Calif. (1/1)
 The Complex, Salt Lake City, Utah (0/1)
 Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison, Colo. (0/1)
 Metropolitan Theatre, Mexico City (0/2)
 110,862 (118,160)
  
6George Strait
 $6,615,288
 Aug. 17
 Gillette Stadium, Foxborough, Mass. (1/1)
 50,513 (50,513)
  
7Journey
 $5,719,299
 Oct. 9 - 26
 The Colosseum at Caesars Palace, Las Vegas (8/9)
 36,479 (36,525)
  
8Marc Anthony
 $5,065,430
 Oct. 18 - Nov. 3
 Toyota Arena, Ontario, Calif. (1/1)
 Chase Center, San Francisco (0/1)
 State Farm Arena, Atlanta, Ga. (0/1)
 Allstate Arena, Rosemont, Ill. (1/1)
 PPL Center, Allentown, Pa. (0/1)
 Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, Conn. (1/1)
 49,503 (54,218)
  
9Dead & Company
 $4,908,655
 Oct. 31 - Nov. 1
 Madison Square Garden, New York (2/2)
 36,673 (36,673)
  
10Chris Brown
 $4,509,968
 Aug. 21 - Oct. 5
 Tacoma Dome, Tacoma, Wash. (0/1)
 Bridgestone Arena, Nashville (0/1)
 Prudential Center, Newark, N.J. (0/1)
 Capital One Arena, Washington, D.C. (0/1)
 American Airlines Center, Dallas, Texas (1/1)
 52,512 (57,170)

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