Taylor Swift’s Eras tour is among the most vital leisure occasions of this yr, and has develop into large enough to have a measurable influence on the U.S. financial system. It’s additionally made information for its followers, who have been so amped up at a latest present in Seattle that they brought on a seismic occasion. These are spectacular tales, however the star hasn’t forgotten those that supported her in the course of the large enterprise. TMZ reported that Swift gave every of her tour’s truck drivers a $100,000 bonus test after the closing present final week in California.
The tour required about 50 truckers to maneuver from metropolis to metropolis, so the payout was round $5 million. It’s unclear whether or not the cash got here out of Swift’s reduce of the income or the tour itself, however the reveals reportedly grossed over $1 billion, so there’s loads of money to go round. Swift additionally gave bonuses to her supporting performers, however these quantities are usually not identified.
The numbers of individuals and automobiles wanted to move such a gargantuan tour operation are staggering. Swift’s reveals characteristic elaborate levels and lighting tools, and that’s earlier than accounting for all of the audio system and audio gear.
Although the tour itself has recorded round $1 billion in income, its financial influence is estimated at a number of occasions that. Lodges, eating places and even banks within the cities the place Swift has held reveals have reported upticks in income, and the Chicago tourism bureau stated the tour helped the town set a report for lodge occupancy.
Swift completed the U.S. leg of the Eras Tour with a six-show run in southern California. We don’t know if the truckers and different assist crew will head along with her to Mexico for the following leg of the tour, however there are a number of dates remaining that take it into 2024. Following reveals in Mexico, Swift will head to South America earlier than hopping to Asia, Australia and Europe.