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Harry Styles Hits Career High With Love on Tour’s Nearly $95 Million Gross

The U.S. tour far surpassed the earnings of his 2017 debut solo tour.

Harry Styles wrapped his Love on Tour on Nov. 28 in Long Island, N.Y. After 42 U.S. shows, Love on Tour closed with $94.7 million and 719,000 tickets sold.

The trek began on Sept. 4 at the MGM Grand Garden in Las Vegas with $1.7 million and 13,400 tickets sold. Sold-out and among the strongest arena earnings of the year until that point, it was still a relatively modest start for the shaggy-haired boy-bander turned gender-bending pop superstar. By the end of the run, he was averaging $2.25 million and 17,100 tickets each night.

The tour’s earnings and attendance highlights — as is often the case for mainstream arena runs — were in New York and Los Angeles. Styles played five shows at Madison Square Garden, altogether earning $13.8 million and selling 93,700 tickets. That included three shows on Oct. 3-4 and 16 with support act Jenny Lewis, and another two shows on Oct. 30-31, branded Harryween, featuring Orville Peck.

In California, he played three shows at Inglewood’s The Forum (Nov. 17 and 19-20), serenading a combined 50,700 fans to the tune of $6.6 million. Atlanta, Chicago and Nashville each follow with more than $4 million each from respective double-headers in September and October.

Styles sprinkled Billboard’s 2021 year-end Boxscore charts with the year’s No. 3 tour, placements on the Top Boxscores ranking for the MSG shows, and a finish as the Top Pop Tour. Those charts cover shows played between Nov. 1, 2020-Oct. 31, 2021, meaning that Styles’ $64.7 million annual total excluded his 13 November shows, which brought the tour’s final gross to nearly $95 million.

Those November shows not only include The Forum’s trifecta, but a closing show at UBS Arena in Elmont, N.Y. on Nov. 28. The venue only opened nine days prior, and Styles provided the arena its second musical performance, after a benefit show headlined by Chicago. That finale earned $3.2 million, the highest single-night gross of the entire tour.

Love on Tour was Styles’ second headlining trek on his own. Harry Styles: Live on Tour played arenas throughout North and South America, Asia, Australia and Europe in 2017-18. That trek’s five-continent, 74-date sprawl still was surpassed by his recent tour, confined to the U.S. (for now) by prickly international borders due to the evolving global response to COVID-19. Love on Tour earned $63.7 million worldwide by its closing show in L.A. on July 14, 2018, dwarfed by the $94.7 million take of Love on Tour in 2018.

Both tours follow an extremely bankable half-decade as a member of One Direction. The pop group had evolved to global stadium status by 2014’s Where We Are Tour and 2015’s On the Road Again Tour. But an apples-to-apples comparison of Styles’ U.S. tour and the American leg of 1D’s On the Road Again gives a significant advantage to the soloist. In 17 stateside stadium dates, One Direction earned $57.5 million, just 61% of Love on Tour’s final gross. When the world opens its doors again, Styles’ domestic pace may lead the way to bigger global success than ever.