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“The Stadium Tour” took longer than expected to happen thanks to the pandemic. However, it seems to be well worth the wait according to recent reports.

According to Pollstar, “The Stadium Tour” featuring Motley Crue, Def Leppard, Poison and Joan Jett and the Blackhearts is the fourth largest grossing tour in the world right now. Over the course of 14 shows, the average number of tickets sold for each show is 36,513. The average capacity for each show isn’t a full sell-out, but it’s very close at 98.8 percent.

The biggest number, though, is the average gross for the past 14 shows, which is a whopping $4,962,861.

The only tours to currently out-perform “The Stadium Tour” are the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Coldplay and Ed Sheeran. The average number of tickets sold for each of their tours comes in at 60,033, 66,429 and 73,340, respectively. As for the average gross for each tour, those figures come in at $6,369,712, $6,067,972 and $6,310,499, respectively.

Aside from Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee being hampered by a rib injury at the start of the tour, “The Stadium Tour” has gone off without a hitch. This might be due to the strict backstage rules for each of the acts.

In May, Nikki Sixx took to Twitter saying, “It’s been exhausting trying to explain to people why we can’t have guests backstage. Our fans have waited almost 3 years for this tour. If one of us got Covid and had to cancel the show can you imagine the disappointment? We’re not here to take f—ing selfies. This is for the fans.”

 

The Stadium Tour Kickoff: Setlists, Tommy Lee's Broken Ribs & More

  • Joan Jett & the Blackhearts - Setlist

    Victim of Circumstance
    Cherry Bomb
    Light of Day
    You Drive Me Wild
    Everyday People
    Fake Friends
    Do You Wanna Touch Me (Oh Yeah)
    I Love Rock ‘n’ Roll

    Crimson & Clover
    (I’m Gonna) Run Away
    Bad Reputation
    I Hate Myself For Loving You

  • Poison - Setlist

    Look What the Cat Dragged In
    Ride the Wind

    I Want Action
    Talk Dirty to Me
    Something to Believe In
    You Mama Don’t Dance
    Eruption
    Fallen Angel
    Unskinny Bop
    Every Rose Has Its Thorn
    Nothin’ but a Good Time

  • Motley Crue - Setlist

    Wild Side

    Shout at the Devil
    Too Fast for Love
    Don’t Go Away Mad (Just Go Away)
    Saints of Los Angeles
    Live Wire
    Looks That Kill
    The Dirt (Est. 1981) (With special guest Machine Gun Kelly)
    Rock and Roll, Part 2/Smokin’ in the Boys Room/White Punks on Dope/Helter Skelter/Anarchy in the U.K.
    Home Sweet Home
    Dr. Feelgood
    Same Ol’ Situation (S.O.S.)
    Piece of Your Action
    Girls, Girls, Girls
    Primal Scream
    Kickstart My Heart

  • Def Leppard - Setlist

    Take What You Want
    Fire It Up

    Animal
    Foolin’
    Armageddon It
    Kick
    Love Bites
    Excitable
    This Guitar
    Have You Ever Needed Someone So Bad
    Two Steps Behind
    Rocket
    Bringin’ on the Heartbreak
    Switch 625
    Hysteria

    Pour Some Sugar on Me
    Rock of Ages
    Photograph

Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock news blogger who's well versed in etiquette and extraordinarily nice.