Looks like the Dead & Company summer tour closer run at Wrigley Field was one for the record books literally, as the two shows set all-time record for most paid tickets for a single concert at the ballpark and drawing more than 80,000 fans across both shows. And according to Pollstar, the shows “included a record for most paid tickets (43,600) for a single concert at the ballpark – specifically, Saturday, the tour closer.”
Some more stats about the tour were shared, including the big numbers put up to help some of the nonprofits that the band has been working with.
The 2017 tour (May 27 through July 1) drew in nearly 500,000 fans and consisted of 20 concerts, 10 of which were sold out shows, in 15 cities, including two-night stands at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, Shoreline Amphitheatre in San Francisco, Folsom Field in Boulder, Colo., Fenway Park in Boston, and Wrigley Field.
Additionally, the Participation Row social action village, which joined the band at every stop on the tour, featured a rotating cast of 14 different non-profit organizations with direct ties to Dead & Company.
$176,930 was raised on behalf of these organizations, via auctions for signed D’Angelico guitars commemorating the tour.
More than 20,000 different positive actions were taken by fans on Participation Row throughout the tour. Each fan who took three or more actions was given a limited-edition Dead & Company pin (from Clean Energy Advisors, sponsor of Participation Row).
Some of the actions included:
– 4,705 Dead & Company fans registered to vote or signed up for local election alerts with HeadCount (co-organizer of Participation Row)
– Over 500 fans sent postcards to members of Congress calling for protection of National Parks, with the National Parks Conservation Association
– 2,430 gallons of waste was diverted from landfills through a backstage recycling program managed by REVERB (also a co-organizer of the Row)
– 2,800 fans made a donation to REVERB for a Nalgene water bottle, reducing single-use plastic