During the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, K-Pop concerts and tours were, of course, halted for quite some time. Many artists struggled to make ends meet due to the restrictions of the time, and creative solutions like online concerts and other virtual activities became more popular during this time.
Now that things have calmed down in terms of the pandemic, however, world tours from several different K-Pop artists have quickly been announced and performed, with 2022-2023 seeing what seems to be record numbers of concerts and attendees of these events.
Because of this sudden spike in K-Pop world tours, the revenue that they’ve brought in for their concerts has never been higher. Major acts like BLACKPINK, SEVENTEEN, and Stray Kids really showed just how popular they are among international fans with their tour income, showing that they’re definitely successful outside of their home country!
Between the eight highest-profiting K-Pop world tours of 2022-2023, their total revenue is an astounding over $400 million USD. Here’s a breakdown of each of these eight tours.
BLACKPINK brought in the most total profit by far, breaking the $150 million USD mark with their multi-continent BORN PINK tour.
Stray Kids has been in the news a lot recently due to their incredibly successful album comeback, but even their last concert was already bringing in an impressive amount of money.
SEVENTEEN was close behind in terms of the total profit brought in by their Be The Sun tour, and their success and popularity just seem to be continuing to grow!
TWICE also brought in tens of millions of USD from their third world tour, keeping their label as one of the most successful girl groups in K-Pop.
Still-young groups such as ENHYPEN and TREASURE both surpassed $25 million USD with their world tours, which is incredible for artists that are barely out of their rookie era!
Other fourth generation acts such as ATEEZ and TXT didn’t bring in a small amount of revenue either, which is especially impressive for ATEEZ as they’re from a much smaller label than anyone else on this list.
Going into the rest of 2023 and eventually 2024, it will be interesting to see just how much the K-Pop music genre continues to flourish among international fans!