Beyoncé closed out her Formation World Tour at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. on October 7. The trek wrapped with a bang as she brought out Jay Z, Serena Williams and Kendrick Lamar, and it also ended with some big numbers.
According to Billboard Boxscore, Queen Bey raked in a massive $256,084,556 and sold 2.2 million tickets, with the highest-grossing (in London) taking in $15.3 million and selling 142,500 tickets.
Earlier on, two sellout shows at New York’s City’s Citi Field took in $11.5 million and racked up 73,486 tickets, becoming the highest-grossing date in North America.
While the incredibly successful tour garnered high marks for its remarkable production, tour promoter and chairman of Live Nation’s Global Touring division, Arthur Fogel, points out that Bey “rose above the spectacle” in her performances.
“When everybody acknowledges the greatness of the production but, more than that, everybody is blown away by her, that’s the ultimately skill,” he says. “To not only use the platform of a great production, but to rise above it as a performer and artist, that’s her incredibly unique quality.”
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