At Midpoint, Timberlake Tour At $125M

Man of the Woods tour on track to gross more than $200M by January finale

  • by Bob Allen
  • Published: September 12, 2018

Justin Timberlake’s tour supporting “Man of the Woods,” shown during a stop at London's O2 Arena on July 9, has visited 46 venues since its launch March 13. (Getty Images)

Justin Timberlake is more than halfway through the headlining tour in support of his latest album, “Man of the Woods,” which was released Feb. 2. According to box office results reported to Pollstar, the pop singer’s world tour has grossed $125 million at 46 venues in North America and Europe since its March 13 launch in Toronto. From 63 performances during the first six months of the run, the number of sold tickets is nearing the 1 million mark — 975,603, to be exact — through the end of August.

With 48 concerts remaining on the tour before it wraps early next year, JT is on track to surpass $200 million in ticket sales by the Jan. 29 finale at Pepsi Center in Denver. Overall attendance worldwide could potentially hit 1.7 million, based on Pollstar box office gross and ticket sales averages from the first half of the trek. 

Timberlake announced the tour Jan. 8, just a month before his highly anticipated appearance at the Super Bowl LII halftime show, where he performed two days after the release of his new album. The tour began a month later with a string of 27 cities in the U.S. and Canada booked through June 2. The jaunt’s European run began July 3 and hit arenas in 10 countries during an eight-week stretch.

London’s O2 Arena is the top-selling venue on the tour so far. The arena logged 35,322 sold seats over July 9 and 11, racking up a combined gross of $3.9 million for the two shows. Timberlake also played The O2 on two earlier treks, most recently during 2014’s 20/20 Experience world tour, when he drew 43,941 fans for three performances. He moved 79,742 tickets at five sold-out shows in July 2007 to wrap the European leg of his FutureSex/LoveShow run.

This year’s tour beats both previous treks for attendance per show at the arena. All three tours featured multiple performances, but the current run sold 20 percent more tickets per night than the 2014 tour and 10 percent more than 2007.

The Man of the Woods tour is set to resume Sept. 19 with a concert at Rupp Arena in Lexington, Ky. Timberlake has shows planned in 25 American cities and five markets north of the border through mid-December. January will bring a final run stateside.

  • by Bob Allen
  • Published: September 12, 2018