Pearl Jam Grossed A Mind-Blowing Amount Of Money In 2016

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Pollstar have released their lists of the top 200 North American tours, top 200 worldwide tours, and the top 200 concert grosses. Pearl Jam’s two Wrigley Field shows grossed $5,712,625, clocking in at number 50 on the top grossing concerts list. 83,478 total tickets were sold for the two shows.

Pearl Jam were 64th on the worldwide tour list, just behind Sting/Peter Gabriel, Jimmy Buffett, Britney Spears, and Blink-182, and just ahead of Kevin Hart and Twenty One Pilots. Pearl Jam were 45th on the North American tours list, just ahead of Jeff Dunham, Stevie Nicks, and Selena Gomez.

Pearl Jam sold 418,152 tickets in 2016, with an average nightly gross of 1,859,782, and an average ticket price of $66.71. Pearl Jam performed live 25 times in 2016, so they definitely brought home a nice pay day!

The number one worldwide tour was Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band. The tour sold 2,406,591 tickets, and on average grossed $4,064,939 per show. The average ticket price was $111.48. The number one North American tour was Beyonce, who sold 1,370,517 tickets and had an average nightly gross of $5,648,106.

Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder and Bill Murray performed together at a private event celebrating World Series champions the Chicago Cubs over the weekend. Twin Peaks, an up and coming band, live tweeted the performance. Murray sang lead vocals and Vedder played guitar.

Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder and Bill Murray were on the field to celebrate the Chicago Cubs’ first World Series championship since 1908 in Cleveland in November. Murray and Vedder had tearful reactions to the victory, and then took to the field.

Vedder said, “I’m just so proud to be able to witness this team, and witness these guys, and witness that manager, and witness those coaches, and witness everybody in the office. They are truly an inspirational group of fellas.”

  • Stone Gossardish

    Considering they don’t really use a promoter and don’t have to pay a label back any record advance, they pocket a ton of that $, unlike many other acts.

    It’s such an advantage for Pearl Jam and their fans. Cheaper ticket prices, more variety of shows, etc. They’re beholden to no one but themselves, and it’s damn good business now.