Billboard reports that Tyler pulled in $32.6 million during his album-supporting jaunt, selling 389,000 tickets for the dates between Feb. 8 and April 8, yielding the most money he’s ever made on a tour. The article cites “figures reported to Billboard Boxscore.”
Tyler did 33 shows in 32 cities for his Call Me If You Get Lost Tour, with New York being the only stop that saw two performances. He earned an average of $1.02 million per gig and 12,155 tickets per market. The 2019 tour for his album Igor saw less than half that amount earnings-wise, with an average of $442,00 and 7,786 tickets per concert. During his 2017 Flower Boy shows, he grossed $216,000, and $33,000 for 2015’s tour supporting Cherry Bomb.
In New York City, Tyler made $2.9 million and sold 28,800 tickets for the March 13 and 14 shows, which were at Madison Square Garden. His Los Angeles stop at Crypto.com Arena saw the most earnings with $1.6 million and 14,757 tickets. Elsewhere, he raked in $1.3 million at Chicago’s United Center on Feb. 22, $1.4 million at Washington D.C.’s Capital One Arena on March 7, and $1.4 million at Oakland’s RingCentral Coliseum on April 1.
The CMIYGL Tour has become the highest-grossing rap tour during the pandemic, surpassing J. Cole’s The Off-Season Tour and 2021’s Millennium Tour.
Following his win for Best Rap Album at the Grammys, Tyler made an impromptu speech on Instagram Live. “First off, I’m hyped,” he said. “Thank you to DJ Drama, you are fucking so important to rap music. Thank you to all of my friends for being my cheerleaders. Thank you to my whole team, the whole squad…where I can make an album where I just flex all goddamn day.”
He continued, “I know you’re seething and angry and ‘ugh, no one listens to that album.’ These arena tours that are selling out says different. And if you put that much energy into something, maybe everyone will be proud of you, too.”