Depeche Mode's Ongoing Global Spirit Tour Has Played to Over 2.3 Million Fans

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The trek has earned more than $187 million since its launch in May 2017.

Depeche Mode has recently kicked f the final stretch North American dates on its Global Spirit world tour that has grossed more than $187 million since launching just over a year ago. $46 million that total comes from concerts that have occurred since the beginning 2018 on the English band’s treks through Europe and, most recently, Latin America. That gross from the first quarter the year earns the tour the top slot on the most recent weekly tally Hot Tours (see below).   

The European jaunt earlier this year was booked in arenas through the end February, but the tour’s March swing through Latin markets – set primarily in stadiums – produced the top grossers. Sold out stadium shows in Mexico City, Buenos Aires and Santiago are the tour’s top earners so far in 2018, led by Foro Sol in the Mexican capital city. The venue topped $7 million in revenue from a two-show stint on March 11 and 13. Venues in the other two cities hosted the tour for a single night, logging sales in the $4 million range.    

Depeche Mode began the world tour on May 5, 2017 in support its 14th studio album Spirit. The opening leg included shows set in both arenas and stadiums in European cities. The first North American leg followed, running from late August through the end October, and the second European trek began on Nov. 15. After the current swing through North America wraps on June 11, the group will begin the tour’s final leg, playing festivals in Europe during June and July.   

Even with two months remaining, the Global Spirit trek has already surpassed the $149 million take from the band’s previous touring effort: the Delta Machine world tour that included 99 headlining performances. Running from May 2013 until March the following year, more than 1.9 million tickets were sold on three continents. The current tour has already drawn more than 2.3 million fans to 103 concerts, according to box fice counts reported to Billboard.   

In its inaugural year, the Global Spirit tour earned a slot on the list Top 25 Tours 2017 – ending the year ranked No. 5 based on $123 million earned during its first year on the road.

  HOT TOURS – MAY 22, 2018
  Ranked by Gross.  Compiled from Boxscores reported May 15-21
   
Rank ACT
  Total Gross
  Show Date Range
  Venue/City (Shows/Sellouts)
  Total Attendance (Capacity)
   
1 DEPECHE MODE
  $45,872,840
  Jan.9-March 27
  Royal Arena, Copenhagen (1/1)
  Barclaycard Arena, Hamburg (1/1)
  Ziggo Dome, Amsterdam (1/1)
  Lanxess Arena, Köln, Germany (1/1)
  Mercedes-Benz Arena, Berlin (2/2)
  Arena Nuremberg (Germany) (1/1)
  Bordeaux (France) Métropole Arena (1/1)
  Mediolanum Forum, Milan, Italy (2/2)
  O2 Arena, Prague (1/1)
  Papp László Sportaréna, Budapest, Hungary (1/1)
  Wiener Stadthalle, Vienna (1/1)
  Tauron Arena, Kraków, Poland (1/1)
  Atlas Arena, Lódz, Poland (1/1)
  Ergo Arena, Gdansk, Poland (1/1)
  Minsk-Arena, Minsk, Belarus (1/1)
  Hartwall Areena, Helsinki, Finland (1/1)
  Arena Riga, Riga, Lat (1/1)
  Siemens Arena, Vilnius, Lithuania (1/1)
  Olimpiyskiy, Moscow (1/1)
  Foro Sol, Mexico City (2/2)
  Parque Simón Bolívar, Bogotá, Colombia (1/1)
  Estadio Nacional, Lima (1/1)
  Estadio Nacional, Santiago (1/1)
  Estadio Único Ciudad de La Plata, Buenos Aires (1/1)
  Allianz Parque, São Paulo (1/1)
  558,048 (558,048)
   
2 JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE
  $23,783,349
  April 24-May 14
  SAP Center, San Jose (2/2)
  The Forum, Inglewood, Calif. (2/2)
  Talking Stick Resort Arena, Phoenix (1/1)
  BOK Center, Tulsa, Okla., (1/1)
  Nationwide Arena, Columbus, Ohio (1/1)
  Bridgestone Arena, Nashville (1/1)
  Infinite Energy Center, Duluth, Ga. (1/1)
  Amway Center, Orlando (1/1)
  160,012 (160,012)
   
3 ANDRÉ RIEU
  $19,178,301
  Jan. 6-April 28
  Ziggo Dome, Amsterdam (1/1)
  Sportpaleis, Antwerp, Belgium (1/1)
  König-Pilsener Arena, Oberhausen, Germany (1/0)
  TUI Arena, Hannover, Germany (1/0)
  GETEC Arena, Magdeburg, Germany (1/0)
  Arena Leipzig (Germany) (1/0)
  Arena Trier (Germany) (1/0)
  SAP Arena, Mannheim, Germany (1/1)
  Hallenstadion, Zürich (1/0)
  Chemnitz (Germany) Arena (1/0)
  Messehalle, Erfurt, Germany (1/0)
  Stadthalle, Rostock, Germany (1/1)
  Mercedes-Benz Arena, Berlin (1/0)
  Arena Nuremberg (Germany) (1/0)
  Festhalle, Frankfurt, Germany (1/1)
  Barclaycard Arena, Hamburg (1/0)
  Sparkassen-Arena, Kiel, Germany (1/0)
  Ratiopharm Arena, Neu-Ulm, Germany (1/0)
  Hanns-Martin-Schleyer-Halle, Stuttgart, Germany (1/0)
  Olympiahalle, Munich (1/0)
  Donau-Arena, Regensburg, Germany (1/1)
  Auditorio Nacional, Mexico City (6/6)
  Menora Mivtachim Arena, Tel Aviv (4/0)
  Lanxess Arena, Köln, Germany (1/0)
  Gerry Weber Stadion, Halle, Germany (1/0)
  221,505 (246,530)
   
4 LUIS MIGUEL
  $6,128,068
  April 15-28
  Auditorio Nacional, Mexico City (7/7)
  67,340 (67,340)
   
5 MALUMA
  $4,678,962
  April 28-May 12
  State Farm Arena, Hidalgo, Texas (1/1)
  Verizon Theatre, Grand Prairie, Texas (1/1)
  Bellco Theatre, Denver (1/1)
  Mandalay Bey Events Center, Las Vegas (1/1)
  Comerica Theatre, Phoenix (1/1)
  Bojangles' Coliseum, Charlotte (1/0)
  Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, Conn. (1/0)
  Allstate Arena, Rosemont, Ill. (1/1)
  49,753 (54,044)
   
6 BON JOVI
  $3,866,300
  May 9-10
  Madison Square Garden, New York (2/2)
  33,152 (33,152)
   
7 SEBASTIAN MANISCALCO
  $2,736,126
  April 19-21
  Radio City Music Hall, New York (5/5)
  28,312 (28,312)
   
8 JAMES TAYLOR
  $2,273,827
  May 15-19
  North Charleston (S.C.) Coliseum (1/1)
  Greensboro (N.C.) Coliseum (1/1)
  Bon Secours Wellness Arena, Greenville, S.C. (1/1)
  25,088 (25,088)
   
9 SAM SMITH
  $2,044,250
  March 27-28
  Manchester (England) Arena (2/2)
  32,433 (32,433)
   
10 HARRY STYLES
  $1,991,411
  April 9-28
  Manchester (England) Arena (1/1)
  Brisbane (Australia) Entertainment Centre (1/1)
  24,136 (24,136)