Tuesday, September 20, 2022

Motley Crue stadium tour with Def Leppard tops $170 million

Motley Crue’s North American stadium tour with Def Leppard earned more than $170 million, according to a new report by Billboard.

The 36-city series – with guests Poison and Joan Jett & The Blackhearts – sold 1.3 million tickets to deliver $173.5 million in revenue at the box office, which Billboard says makes it the biggest tour of either Motley Crue’s or Def Leppard’s career, dating back to when the Billboard Boxscore began collecting data in the late 1980s.

The hottest sales market on the pair’s first run in stadiums was Boston, MA, where a double-header at Fenway Park on August 5-6 earned $9.3 million and sold 64,000 tickets; as for single-night earnings, they broke the $6 million threshold in Charlotte, NC; Denver, CO; Glendale, AZ; and Inglewood, CA.

"The Stadium Tour" averaged 37,520 tickets each night, drawing more than three times the audience that each band previously reached on their own.

Five years after signing an agreement that they would no longer perform together following the end of their official farewell tour in 2015, Motley Crue announced they would reunite for a stadium tour with Def Leppard that – after a series of pandemic delays – opened in Atlanta, GA on June 16.

Def Leppard were on the road in support of their latest album, “Diamond Star Halos”, which you can stream in its entirety here.

The pair has hinted at continuing the tour in 2023, with Def Leppard singer Joe Elliott telling Classic Rock a few months ago that the Stadium Tour will hit Europe next summer, and Motley Crue recently posting “See you next February” to fans on social media, without providing further details. See also:

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