WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM THE BIGGEST TOUR OF MAY, PAUL McCARTNEY SURPASSES $1 BILLION IN TOTAL REPORTED CAREER GROSSES
AFTER A NOTABLY YOUNG AND DIVERSE group of tours — highlighted by Bad Bunny and BTS — led the way on the 2022 midyear Billboard Boxscore charts, classic rock elder statesman Paul McCartney finishes at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Tours chart for May. According to figures reported to Boxscore, McCartney earned $52.4 million and sold 206,000 tickets across nine shows throughout the month.
The May dates of the Got Back Tour alternated between arenas (Seattle’s Climate Pledge Arena, Dallas’ Dickies Arena) and stadiums (Inglewood, Calif.’s SoFi Stadium, Orlando, Fla.’s Camping World Stadium), reaching a single-night $12 million high in Inglewood. The lofty total is good for the No. 2 spot on the Top Boxscores ranking.
After his May 31 show at the Thompson-Boling Arena in Knoxville, Tenn., McCartney’s total reported career gross rose to exceed $1 billion, making him one of just 11 artists to surpass the 10-digit mark in Boxscore’s 30-year-plus history.