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Beyonce’s Formation World Tour Has Earned $123 Million (and Counting)

Beyonce's Formation World Tour has so far grossed $123 million, through the end of the trek's first leg, based on box office counts submitted during the past week by concert promoter Live Nation.

Beyonce’s Formation World Tour has so far grossed $123 million, through the end of the trek’s first leg, based on box office counts submitted during the past week by concert promoter Live Nation.

The tour’s opening run through the U.S. and Canada, which concluded on June 14, brought in 972,719 attendees from 23 sold out performances.

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The latest reports from the promoter — with sales from the final four venues of the first leg in North America — totals $26 million, earning the diva the No. 1 slot on the latest Hot Tours roundup (see list, below).


The biggest box office take during the opening leg was logged at one of the final stops, a two-show stand at Citi Field in New York City, the home venue of Major League Baseball’s New York Mets. The singer performed to sellout crowds in the ballpark on June 7 and 8 with 73,486 fans in attendance. The only other venue with a two-night stint was Soldier Field that hosted concerts on May 27 and 28. The Chicago stadium drew the largest crowd of the two venues with 89,270 sold seats during the run.

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The remainder of the 19 stadiums during the Formation World Tour’s opening jaunt hosted the trek for just one performance. Of those venues, the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California, had the highest gross and attendance counts. At a single concert on May 14, the famed Los Angeles-area stadium took in $7.1 million from a crowd of 55,736.

Beyonce is now nearing the end of the second leg of her world tour, a five-week European run through 16 cities in 12 countries that closes on Aug. 3. The first show was held on June 28 in the English city of Sunderland’s 49,000-seat Stadium of Light. Barcelona’s Olympic stadium will be the site of next week’s final performance on the continent.

The Formation World Tour will return to North America later this year with a sweep through nine U.S. cities. The first performance will be held in the metropolitan New York/New Jersey area on Sept. 7 with a show booked at MetLife Stadium. Beyonce last appeared at the venue two years ago during the On The Run Tour, her co-headlining stadium trek with husband Jay Z. That two-night engagement was attended by 89,165 fans. The Formation World Tour’s final concert is planned for Oct. 2 at Nashville’s Nissan Stadium.

  HOT TOURS – JULY 26, 2016
  Ranked by Gross.  Compiled from Boxscores reported May July 19-25
Rank ACT
  Total Gross
  Show Date Range
  Show Venue/City (Shows/Sellouts)
  Total Attendance (Capacity)
  June 7-14
  Citi Field, Flushing, N.Y. (2/2)
  M&T Bank Stadium, Baltimore (1/1)
  Hersheypark Stadium, Hershey, Pa. (1/1)
  Ford Field, Detroit (1/1)
  189,491 (189,491)
  June 29-July 19
  Veterans Memorial Arena, Jacksonville, Fla. (1/1)
  Amway Center, Orlando (1/1)
  American Airlines Arena, Miami (2/2)
  Greensboro Coliseum, Greensboro, N.C. (1/1)
  Royal Farms Arena, Baltimore (1/1)
  Prudential Center, Newark, N.J. (1/1)
  XL Center, Hartford, Conn. (1/1)
  First Niagara Center, Buffalo, N.Y. (1/1)
  CONSOL Energy Center, Pittsburgh (1/1)
  Atlantic City Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, N.J. (1/1)
  Madison Square Garden, New York (2/2)
  176,903 (176,903)
  July 16-23
  Circus Maximus, Rome (1/1)
  CASA Arena Horsens, Horsens, Denmark (1/1)
  Ullevi Stadion, Gothenburg, Sweden (1/1)
  150,414 (150,414)
  July 12-18
  Pepsi Center, Denver (1/1)
  SAP Center, San Jose, Calif. (1/1)
  Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena at Harveys, Stateline, Nev. (1/1)
  Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles (2/2)
  67,324 (67,324)
  July 7-23
  Taco Bell Arena, Boise, Idaho (1/0)
  Matthew Knight Arena, Eugene, Ore. (1/0)
  Toyota Center, Kennewick, Wash. (1/0)
  Brick Breeden Fieldhouse, Bozeman, Mont. (1/1)
  Broadmoor World Arena, Colorado Springs, Colo. (1/0)
  Silverstein Eye Centers Arena, Independence, Mo. (1/0)
  Pinnacle Bank Arena, Lincoln, Neb. (1/0)
  JQH Arena, Springfield, Mo. (1/0)
  44,562 (54,282)
  July 13-24
  Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena at Harveys, Stateline, Nev. (1/1)
  Brick Breeden Fieldhouse, Bozeman, Mont. (1/1)
  Taco Bell Arena, Boise, Idaho (1/0)
  Maverik Center, West Valley City, Utah (1/1)
  Rushmore Plaza Civic Center, Rapid City, S.D. (1/0)
  Denny Sanford Premier Center, Sioux Falls, S.D. (1/1)
  37,242 (37,927)
  July 8-16
  Molson Canadian Amphitheatre, Toronto (2/0)
  Riverbend Music Center, Cincinnati (1/0)
  Blossom Music Center, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio (1/0)
  PNC Bank Arts Center, Holmdel, N.J. (1/0)
  72,651 (89,244)
  July 17
  Parque Viva, Alajuela, Costa Rica (1/1)
  18,404 (18,404)
  July 20
  Frank Erwin Center, Austin, Texas (1/1)
  11,318 (11,318)
  July 7
  The Forum, Inglewood, Calif. (1/0)
  9,932 (12,228)