You can probably guess what at least 2 of the top selling country tours of the past year were. But, what you may not know is large difference between the #1 and #2 acts. It wasn’t even close. Still, country music has an incredible fan base that shows up for all the shows! And we can’t get enough of it in New England. Fun fact, 3 of the top 5 grossing country tours of 2023 came through the Boston area!
Kenny Chesney is usually at the top of the list, but he didn’t tour here last year. Luke Bryan didn’t come through Boston either. And country Eric Church among the missing. Despite that, Church did manage to land in the top 5 grossing country tours of 2023. I had to drive to Saratoga Springs, New York to see the Chief!
I don’t know what it was about 2023, but we seemed to be missing our annual favorites in the Greater Boston area, like Chesney, Church and Dierks Bentley. We did get 3 nights of Morgan Wallen at Fenway. Wallen brought in a large pot of gold from 2023 touring revenues. He grossed over $260 million, primarily from his One Night at a Time Tour!
According to year-end data shared from Billboard Boxscore to Taste of Country, the numbers weren’t even close between the #1 and #2 acts. Here, you will find out what the top 5 selling country music tours of the year are.. And 3 of the top 5 grossing country tours of 2023 came through Boston. Newer country stars prevailed but longtime favorite acts also showed up big. Were you at any of these Boston area shows?