Eight-time Grammy winner Chris Stapleton is back on the road to play the final scheduled dates of his ‘All-American Road Show’ tour, which is now approaching the five-year mark since its launch in April 2017. This year, the US and Canadian shows kicked off with an appearance at the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo on March 17 and are currently booked through the end of October with a mix of shows in stadiums, amphitheaters and arenas. in the program.
His eventful year on the road with more than 50 shows scheduled follows a monumental night at the 64th Annual Grammy Awards held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on April 3. The country superstar ended the night on the shortlist of artists who scored at least three wins – joining superduo Silk Sonic with Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak, Jon Batiste, Olivia Rodrigo, Foo Fighters and CeCe Winans in this select group.
Of the four country genre awards, Stapleton walked away with three, not a new experience for the Kentucky native who also won the same three – Best Solo Country Performance, Song and Album – at the 60th annual event. in January 2018.
Rounding out his Grammy Awards haul, he took home the Album and Solo Performance trophies in 2016 after releasing his debut studio album Traveler the year before.
Following the release of that debut album and his subsequent wins for Album of the Year at the CMA and ACM Awards—as well as the Grammys—ticket sales for his concerts skyrocketed. While he averaged 804 tickets per show in 2015, his headlining gigs the following year jumped to 7,003. And, also in 2016, he co-led a series of hangar dates from been with Hank Williams Jr. which averaged 16,256 tickets each performance.
Then five years of touring under the “All-American Road Show” banner began in 2017 in support of his second and third albums, From A Room, Volume 1 and From A Room, Volume 2, both released that year. Stored in the Pollstar box office archives are reports of 174 of his performances on the tour which show total ticket sales totaling 2,332,830, beginning with a two-show stint at Appalachian Wireless Arena in Pikeville, Ky. , April 21-22, 2017, through its final shows of 2021 at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville on December 10-11. Combined revenue from these headlining dates currently totals $142.9 million, an average of $821,252 in ticket revenue per show. The average number of tickets sold now stands at 13,407.
His highest-grossing performance of the current trek so far came last summer just three weeks after he resumed touring following the pandemic shutdown. On August 21, 2021, he grossed $3.88 million at Major League Baseball’s home park, Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas, with a sell-out crowd of 38,631. Willie Nelson & Family, Jamey Johnson and Yola were also on the schedule for the stadium performance, his first last year. Later in 2021, he supported George Strait on November 13 at US Bank Stadium in Minneapolis with over 50,000 fans in attendance.
Among arena shows, its biggest hit on the “All-American Road Show” trek was the Nashville engagement last December, which drew 26,477 fans on both nights. The two-show series grossed $2.49 million at the box office. Next, the amphitheater tour’s biggest earning is $1.9 million, reported at the Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion in Gilford, its first engagement of 2021 from July 28-30.