Pollstar, the company that keeps tabs on the health of the live music industry, just released its mid-year report for 2022. And from the looks of things, the concert industry has entered a post-COVID phase. Yes, we’ll be living with COVID for a long time to come, but people seem to be willing to manage the risks involved.
Let’s take a look at some of figures from this report.
So which artists are making all the money? Bad Bunny brought in US$120.1 million over 39 North American shows. This also places him in first place worldwide.
In second spot in North America is Elton John with US$70 million. His farewell tour has brought in US$423 million since 2018; that tour will continue until July 2023. He’s in third place world behind Bad Bunny and Genesis.