Drake’s “It’s All A Blur Tour” is making headlines not only for the unexpected items being thrown at him on stage, including oversized bras, but also for its impressive revenue. Despite a rocky start with accusations of Ticketmaster price gouging and logistical issues leading to the cancellation of the Memphis show, the tour is proving to be one of the most popular rap performances.
Touring Data reports that the tour has generated $41,195,428 in revenue from nine shows, averaging $4,577,270 per show. The tour consists of 55 concert dates across North America, with ticket prices averaging just over $284.
During the Brooklyn, New York, stops from July 17 to 21, Drake set a new record for the highest grossing boxscore report by a rapper in history. He earned $18.02 million from 64,747 tickets sold at Barclays Center as part of the “It’s All a Blur Tour”.
While Drake still has some way to go to match the revenues of Beyoncé’s “Renaissance World Tour” or Taylor Swift’s “The Eras Tour”, he is certainly leading the pack among rap acts. This is a fitting tribute to the genre’s 50th anniversary.