It was a good year for Bruce Springsteen fans. The New Jersey native rocker not only released a memoir, but also went on a book tour, his car was auctioned off, he released an audio book, and he went on tour. It was also a good year for Bruce too.
The Boss’s tour dedicated to the 35th anniversary of his album “The River,” was the highest-grossing tour of the year, according to Pollstar, a music industry publication. Yup, his 89 concerts, which will end in New Zealand in February, have already grossed $266.5 million. That’s more than Coldplay, Guns N’ Roses and Beyonce. This comes after the revelation earlier this month that the singer earned $60 million between June 2015 and June 2016, making him the tenth-highest-paid musician in that timeframe, according to Forbes.
And it’s not surprising he took the top spot considering he played record-breaking long shows on Aug. 23, 25 and 30 with some of his stops being right here in New Jersey. He also had a best-selling autobiography, which surely raked in some more cash. With a new solo album expected to come out in 2017, it seems like he could be on track to break his own record next year.