Saturday, January 24, 2015

Elton Makes $3M from Barclays Center Gig, $59M from 60 Shows in 2014

Elton John rang in the new year in New York City for the first time ever in his legendary five-decade career, selling out Brooklyn's Barclays Center with 16,470 fans joining the party on Dec. 31.
With ticket sales topping the $3 million mark, the concert earns the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee the No. 1 slot on the weekly ranking of Hot Tours.

The New Year's Eve performance closed out a year of touring in North America and Europe in support of the 40th-anniversary reissue of his Goodbye Yellow Brick Road album, which was released in October 1973. Following its launch last March, the tour hit 21 markets in the U.S. and Canada in two legs and also played 42 cities in 16 European countries during treks in the summer and fall. John ranked No. 15 in Billboard's 2014 year-end list of top-grossing tours, with $59 million in revenue from 632,685 sold tickets at 60 shows.

- Billboard

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