Pearl Jam Score With Stadium Shows, Turn in One of the Biggest-Ever Concerts in Montana
Pearl Jam leads the Billboard Boxscore chart dated Nov. 3, 2018, raking in $7.1 million at Chicago’s Wrigley Field (Aug. 20) and $6.7 million at Boston’s Fenway Park (Sept. 4), according to figures reported to Billboard Boxscore.
These two grosses are accompanied by mammoth single-show attendance tallies,as the band sold 71,694 tickets in Boston and 83,100 tickets in Chicago. It marks their first time topping the Boxscore chart since their two-show stint at Madison Square Garden in 2016 and the first time an act takes the top two spots since Beyoncé and JAY-Z did it on the chart dated Aug. 11, 2018.
In addition to their two baseball stadium blowouts, Pearl Jam’s Aug. 13 performance at the Washington-Grizzly Stadium in Missoula, Mont. is No. 18 on the chart. Their $2.1 million haul makes it the third-biggest gross ever reported in the state of Montana. Pearl Jam’s stadium show ranks behind two shows at the same venue by rock legends, Paul McCartney with $3.8 million on Aug. 5, 2014 and The Rolling Stones with $2.8 million on Oct. 4, 2006.
These reports follow two separate engagements at London’s O2 Arena earlier this summer for shows on June 18 ($1.7 million) and July 17 ($1.6 million). These shows, in addition to this week’s stadium entries, are part of Pearl Jam’s larger ongoing 2018 tour.
Further down the tally, two tours that kicked off in March of 2017 continue playing this fall, highlighted by a combined five entries on the Boxscore chart by Bruno Mars and Ed Sheeran. Both stars recently kicked off a new North American leg of their ongoing tours. Mars’ 24K Magic Tour will close on New Year’s Eve at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, while Sheeran’s Divide Tour will continue throughout 2019.