Boxoffice Insider: Florida Georgia Line Tops $50 Million With World Tour

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Final box office results have arrived from Florida Georgia Line’s recent tour that wrapped Sept. 28 at FivePoint Amphitheatre in Irvine, Calif., the last venue on the country duo’s summer run through U.S. cities. 

The tour was worldwide in scope, though, with dates in both Australia and the U.S. in support of the act’s fourth studio album, Can’t Say I Ain’t Country, released earlier this year. With an overall gross reaching $50.5 million, global attendance for the trek was tracked at 727,238 from 41 concerts on both continents.
Three cities in Australia hosted the opening jaunt of the tour, which began on March 14, just one month after Can’t Say I Ain’t Country’s release. Vocalists Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelley performed for two nights at the Cairns Convention Centre, in Cairns, Queensland, to kick off the Aussie leg, then followed those shows with an arena concert for 13,217 fans at Sydney’s Qudos Bank Arena and a sold-out engagement at Melbourne’s Rod Laver Arena with 11,522 butts in seats. A total of 31,516 tickets were sold over the trek’s four shows Down Under. Support acts for the leg were Morgan Wallen and Thomas Rhett, the latter of whom will headline Stagecoach 2020. 
The bulk of the tour was booked in the States, however, with shows at 36 outdoor amphitheaters for a summer stretch spanning more than three months. The U.S. leg began with a sold-out June 13 performance at Walmart Arkansas Music Pavilion in Rogers, Ark., before a crowd of 9,823. Wallen and fellow country artists Dan + Shay were support acts for the tour opener and for the remainder of the summer run, with others joining on select dates.
Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre, located in the Chicago suburb of Tinley Park, Ill., produced Florida Georgia Line’s biggest box office haul stateside, with a sold-out Aug. 9 show grossing $1,963,973 and moving 26,698 tickets. But Hersheypark Stadium in Hershey, Pa., claimed the summer’s largest crowd, with 30,449 ticket holders packing the house on Aug. 17. Domestic sales landed at $47.9 million from 695,722 tickets sold over 37 performances at 36 sheds in 22 states.
Tallies from the “Can’t Say I Ain’t Country” tour’s American leg showed a considerable jump in box office averages compared with the group’s “Smooth” tour in 2017. Looking at counts from concerts staged in North American amphitheaters and arenas on both tours, this year’s gross average was $1,295,729 per show – 74.2% higher than the 2017 average of $743,752. Sold tickets also showed an increase in 2019, but by a lesser percentage of 11.5%. 
Florida Georgia Line’s 2019 trek averaged 18,803 sold seats per show, while its tour two years ago averaged 16,865 at sheds and arenas. As is often the case, ticket prices played a part in the difference between the two tours. 
This year’s prices ranged from $35.25 to $109.25; the “Smooth” tickets varied by market but were generally priced lower, ranging from $25 to about $75.