One Direction has broken another Record. This time they are the first touring Act in 2014 to break the $200 million ticket sales barrier on the European and North American legs of their ‘Where We Are world’ tour.
According to media source, One Direction is the first touring artist in 2014 to break the $200 million ticket sales barrier based on revenue reported this week from the European and North American legs of its Where We Are world tour. The London-based boy band heads up the weekly slate of Hot Tours with $130 million in revenue from a 10-week span during the tour’s summer trek including stadium performances in 11 European markets and nine in the U.S. and Canada.
The Where We Are World tour, supporting the group’s 2013 album Midnight Memories, launched in April with a 10-show South American leg through six countries. More than 400,000 tickets were sold during the run that included two-show stints in Santiago, Buenos Aires and São Paulo. The European leg followed in late May, beginning with 11 performances at stadiums in the U.K. and Ireland as well as a festival appearance at BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend in Glasgow on May 24. Dublin, Manchester and London each hosted the tour for three-night runs during the U.K./Irish segment of the tour that was reported to Billboard earlier this summer.
One Direction hits not just the World’s best-selling recording Act of the year but also the best selling Live Touring Act! Their ticket income from the ‘Where We Are’ Tour totals $230 million from 2.7 million tickets sold at 53 sold out concerts.