Bruno Mars, who amicably quashed a lawsuit against him and Mark Ronson regarding their hit “Uptown Funk” recently, has been on the 24K Magic World Tour since March of last year. Sure, he’ll take a break once in a while, like when he needs to pick up a Grammy (or six), but this global string of concerts has been his primary focus for the past year—and apparently, it’s paid off handsomely. The tour has sold over 2.3 million tickets so far, bringing it’s current total overall revenue to a staggering $240 million.
According to Billboard, Mars is the highest-grossing artists right now in terms of touring revenue. This is based on the $28 million in sales from Latin America and Australia concerts, which kicked off the tour’s second active year and brings the total to $240 million. This year, Mars started on January 31 with three Mexican stadium shows in Monterrey, Mexico City, and Guadalajara. With these three venues alone, Mars netted revenue of $15.7 million, comprised of 178, 989 fans in attendance.
February reportedly saw Mars and his team of touring company professionals set up shop in Las Vegas, as part of his residency at the Monte Carlo Resort’s Park Theater, before heading to New Zealand. In March, it was Australia’s turn, with 14 shows lined up for Aussies. He sold out five shows in Sydney and made $9.2 million in one week, from 88,592 seats. The two concluding Australian shows at Perth Arena, adding to that number, made $3.4 million.
As it stands, Mars is reportedly currently in Asia. He’ll tour there through mid-May when his European dates for the summer begin. To wrap this whole insanely impressive, money-making machine of a tour up, Mars and co. will come back home to the states this fall, and play the final shows at the end of October. Whatever headaches Mars might personally be feeling from lawsuits, the critical and financial success he’s increasingly garnered over the past few years is sure to place them in the backseat.