While most year-end lists tallied the the top releases of 2016, Pollstar have spotlighted the various tours that set sail last year.
For Beyonce and her BeyHive, the numbers prove she still has the most potent sting. Yet, for Rihanna and her Navy, it’s not good news.
Dive below for details…
Per the amassed data, Queen Bey reigned supreme with her ‘Formation World Tour.’
Despite hitting only two continents and playing 49 shows, the trek is listed at #3 with global attendance of 2.63 million and a gross of over $250 million.
In the US, the jaunt occupies the #1 spot, with 1.37 million attending across 32 shows.
The climate was not as hot for rival Rihanna, whose ‘ANTI World Tour’ received a frosty reception – amidst claims of empty seats.
Indeed, the data seems to support suggestion that the Bajan belle had trouble packing venues — globally.
On the worldwide list, RiRi sits at #40 with a combined audience of 574,274…despite playing to primarily stadiums.
The situation is marginally better, but still glaring on the Stateside front.
It doesn’t take Einstein to see that despite a similar number of shows, in the same places, and often around the same time, there just isn’t any competition.
Sure, some folk will cling to the variables such as ticket prices, but something that can’t be faked or given away for fRih are people in seats.
Beyond Bey, who is an established tour de force, Rih was also bested by the likes of Adele, Justin Bieber, Coldplay, and even the Circus Soleil.
What do you think she needs to do to avoid these arguably dismal numbers next go round?