Lady Gaga's Joanne World Tour Final Numbers: $95 Million Earned & 842,000 Tickets Sold

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Lady Gaga performs onstage during the 'Joanne' World Tour at The Forum on Aug. 9, 2017 in Inglewood, Calif.

Lady Gaga leads the pack on the latest tally of top-grossing Hot Tours (see list, below) with $9 million in ticket sales from her Joanne World Tour that was cut short in early February due to chronic pain. The pop star was in Europe for the tour’s final leg, originally planned for last fall but postponed until January due to her continuing health issues. With the final 10 concerts cut from the schedule, she played her last show in Birmingham, England on Feb. 1.

With final box office counts reported by promoter Live Nation, the overall gross from the run reached $95 million based on 841,935 sold tickets at 49 performances. The Joanne trek launched on Aug. 1 and was booked in North America and Europe primarily in arenas, but it also included her first four headlining concerts in U.S. stadiums. She played Major League ballparks in New York City, Boston, Chicago and San Francisco with more than 218,000 tickets sold at six performances.

The stadium dates were the top grossers on the tour with the highest counts logged at Citi Field, home of the New York Mets. The venue hosted 69,978 fans at two performances in late August with a total take of $9.5 million. The Forum in Los Angeles claims the top gross among the arenas with $3.6 million in sales from a two-night run during Gaga’s second week on the road. The arena with the highest sold ticket count was Philadelphia’s Wells Fargo Center with 32,296 sold seats on Sept. 10 & 11.

Compared to her earlier major arena tours: Monster Ball (2009-2011), Born This Way (2012-2013) and ArtRave: The Artpop Ball (2014), the Joanne jaunt produced higher gross averages than on any of the earlier tours, according to Billboard’s Boxscore archives. Her grosses in arenas were 7 percent higher per show on Joanne than on Born This Way and even higher on the other two -- 28 percent higher than Monster Ball and 35 percent more than ArtRave.

There was also a jump in gross averages per show among the stadiums she has played. There are 24 stadium engagements worldwide from these four tours in the archives, and sales from the Joanne trek topped averages from the earlier tours by 12 percent or more.

Last December, Gaga announced a new Las Vegas residency at MGM’s Park Theater, planned to start at the end of this year. It is unclear at this point whether or not her medical issues will affect the premiere of that 74-show run.

 HOT TOURS - Feb. 13, 2018
 Ranked by Gross.  Compiled from Boxscores reported Feb. 6-12
  
RankACT
 Total Gross
 Show Date Range
 Venue/City (Shows/Sellouts)
 Total Attendance (Capacity)
  
1LADY GAGA
 $9,117,013
 Jan. 14-Feb. 1
 Palau Sant Jordi, Barcelona (2/2)
 Mediolanum Forum, Milan (1/1)
 Ziggo Dome, Amsterdam (1/1)
 Sportpaleis, Antwerp, Belgium (1/1)
 Barclaycard Arena, Hamburg (1/1)
 Arena Birmingham (U.K.) (1/1)
 Genting Arena, Birmingham, U.K. (1/1)
 103,583 (103,583)
  
2BILLY JOEL
 $2,271,968
 Feb. 9
 Amalie Arena, Tampa (1/1)
 18,462 (18,462)
  
3LANA DEL REY
 $1,869,980
 Jan. 15-Feb. 11
 Air Canada Centre, Toronto (1/1)
 Frank Erwin Center, Austin, Texas (1/0)
 21,883 (23,712)
  
4MAYDAY
 $1,103,220
 Nov. 26
 Air Canada Centre, Toronto (1/1)
 8,430 (8,430)
  
5THE KILLERS
 $780,552
 Jan. 5
 Air Canada Centre, Toronto (1/1)
 14,096 (14,096)
  
6RUSSELL PETERS
 $742,971
 Feb. 8
 Qudos Bank Arena, Sydney (1/0)
 11,073 (11,497)
  
7PARAMORE
 $525,248
 Feb. 9
 Qudos Bank Arena, Sydney (1/0)
 6,846 (8,831)
  
8JASON ISBELL
 $452,808
 Jan. 23-Feb. 9
 Paramount Theatre, Cedar Rapids, Iowa (1/0)
 Fox Theatre, Atlanta (2/0)
 9,503 (9,957)
  
9LCD SOUNDSYSTEM
 $437,575
 Dec. 3
 Air Canada Centre, Toronto (1/1)
 7,246 (7,246)
  
10LITTLE BIG TOWN
 $338,194
 Feb. 9
 Frank Erwin Center, Austin, Texas (1/0)
 6,099 (7,460)
  

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