Boxoffice Insider: Stapleton Set For ‘All-American’ Finale Following Grammy Triumph

Chris Stapleton performs onstage during the 64th Annual Grammy Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on April 3, 2022. Photo by Emma McIntyre / Getty Images / The Recording Academy

Eight-time Grammy Award winner Chris Stapleton is back on the road to play the final scheduled dates of his “All-American Road Show” tour, now approaching the five-year mark since kicking off in April 2017. This year’s stretch of U.S. and Canadian shows began with an appearance at the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo on March 17 and is currently booked through late October with a mix of stadium, amphitheater and arena shows on the schedule.

His bustling year on the road with over 50 shows planned follows a monumental evening at the 64th annual Grammy Awards held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on April 3. The country superstar ended the night on the shortlist of artists who scored at least three wins – joining the superduo Silk Sonic with Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak, Jon Batiste, Olivia Rodrigo, Foo Fighters and CeCe Winans in that select group.
Of the country genre’s four awards, Stapleton left with three, not a new experience for the Kentucky native who also won the same three –Best Country Solo Performance, Song and Album – at the 60th annual event in January 2018.

Rounding out his overall Grammy haul, he took home the Album and Solo Performance trophies in 2016 following the release of his debut studio album Traveller the previous year.

After the release of that first album and its subsequent Album of the Year wins at both the CMA and ACM Awards – along with the Grammy – ticket sales at his concerts skyrocketed. While he averaged 804 tickets per show in 2015, his concerts as a headliner the following year jumped to 7,003. And, also in 2016, he co-headlined a string of summer shed dates with Hank Williams Jr. that averaged 16,256 tickets at each performance.

Then five years of touring under the “All-American Road Show” banner began in 2017 in support of his second and third albums, From A Room, Volume 1 and From A Room, Volume 2, both released that year. Stored in the Pollstar box office archives are reports from 174 of his performances on the tour that show an overall number of sold tickets totaling 2,332,830, beginning with a two-show stint at Appalachian Wireless Arena in Pikeville, Ky., April 21-22, 2017, through his last 2021 shows held at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena, Dec. 10-11. Combined grosses from those headlining dates currently total $142.9 million, an average of $821,252 in ticket revenue per show. The sold-ticket average now stands at 13,407.

His top-grossing performance from the ongoing trek so far occurred last summer just three weeks after he resumed the tour following the pandemic shutdown. On Aug. 21, 2021, he racked up a $3.88 million gross at the Major League Baseball park, Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas with a sellout crowd of 38,631. Willie Nelson & Family, Jamey Johnson and Yola were also in the lineup of the stadium performance, his first last year. Later in 2021, he supported George Strait on Nov. 13 at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis attended by over 50,000 fans.

Among the arena shows, his top gross on the “All-American Road Show” trek is the Nashville engagement last December, which drew 26,477 fans on both nights. The two-show run produced a box office take of $2.49 million. Then, the tour’s top gross at an amphitheater is $1.9 million, reported at the Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion in Gilford, his first 2021 engagement on July 28-30.