By The Numbers: Travis Scott’s Eight-Year Boxoffice History

Travis Scott’s 2021 plans
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– Travis Scott’s 2021 plans
include headlining Rolling Loud Miami in May and Rolling Loud Portugal in July. He’s pictured playing 2017

Following the news of the terrible incident at Astroworld festival in Houston over the weekend, Pollstar looks at the boxoffice history of Travis Scott, who has become nearly a perennial festival and touring headliner in the last eight years.

Travis Scott first appeared on the Pollstar box-office charts in the summer of 2013 just weeks after debuting his first solo mixtape “Owl Pharaoh.” He joined rapper Casey Veggies for a joint performance at Gothic Theatre in Denver with an audience of 307 on July 25. Then an opening slot for Kanye West followed in October of that year – a sold-out concert at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. The following year, he opened shows for both Juicy J and Chance the Rapper on select dates, also appearing at a handful of festivals and other events.
Scott’s debut headlining tour came in 2015 in support of his “Rodeo” album that bowed in September of that year. He hit the road in the spring ahead of the album, sharing the stage with Young Thug and DJ Metro Boomin. The tour played theaters in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle and Portland among other cities, selling tickets at about 80% capacity. Attendance averaged about 1,425 per show.
Later that year in November and December, he was the show opener along with Halsey and Banks for The Weeknd on his “The Madness” tour that played cities in the U.S. and Canada. He also played a support role for Rihanna’s “Anti” world tour during the first half of 2016 followed by the opening leg of Kendrick Lamar’s “The Damn” tour the next year.
Prior to his dates on the 2017 Lamar trek in July, he toured in the spring with his “Birds Eye View” tour that played theaters and shed dates. Ticket averages jumped to about 4,300 per show for his second headlining stint that stopped at New York City’s Terminal 5, The Pageant in St. Louis and Pittsburgh’s Stage AE among others.
But his “Astroworld-Wish You Were Here” tour that kicked off in the fall of 2018 marked his breakout as a touring headliner. He played 55 shows at 53 arenas on the trek beginning with a run through North American arenas from Nov. 8 through March 26, 2019. Then, he wrapped with a sold-out July 16 performance that summer at The O2 in London. Altogether, the tour grossed over $60 million from 806,900 sold tickets during the tour for a per-show average attendance of 14,671. The average gross was $1,099,667 per concert, and the sellout percentage was over 98%.
The tour earned Scott the No. 1 ranking on the Top 100 Tours chart in 2019’s first-quarter report, based on ticket sales reported worldwide during the Q1 timeframe. At the end of the quarter his sold-ticket count totaled 438,982 to claim the top spot, topping Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band, Justin Timberlake and Metallica who rounded out the top five tours.