It has been more than a year since Justin Bieber launched his Purpose World Tour but the jaunt still has pulling power. The Love Yourself singer is estimated to have grossed almost $200m (£160.2m) from the entire world tour and there are still four more legs to complete before the end of 2017.
Bieber, 23, is currently in the midst of the critically-acclaimed tour's Latin American leg with his most recent performance in Lima, Peru on 5 April. According to Billboard, the Where Are U Now singer has earned $40m from the first 10 shows of 2017 bringing the overall grossing total close to $200m. At the start of the year, Bieber performed shows in Mexico, Australia and New Zealand before moving onto the likes of Chile and Brazil for his South American stint.
Since launching in Seattle on 9 March 2016, the Purpose World Tour has sold over 2.2 million tickets across 122 performances.
However, while the North American and European shows were held mostly at arenas, the 2017 dates have taken place at stadiums resulting in 466,000 tickets sold. Bieber's performances in Mexico were especially lucrative, enjoying the highest engagement of the whole tour with takings of $92.m from shows at the Foro Sol in Mexico City.
According to Boxscore, Bieber's three dates at the venue are the fifth-highest grossing of all time behind The Rolling Stones, Coldplay and Madonna twice in 2008 and 2012. Bieber will bring the Purpose Tour back to Europe this summer for a string of stadium shows, including a headline performance at the BST Hyde Park festival on 2 July with support from Martin Garrix, Tove Lo and Anne-Marie.
Garrix, 20, joined Bieber for the down under tour leg and admitted he was unprepared for the fan hysteria. The DJ told Most Requested Live: "The fun thing about this tour is I have no idea what to expect. If I do a Martin Garrix headline show I know it will be lots of Garrix fans etc., but this time I was nervous like s**t, it will only be lots of Bieber fans they're only waiting for Justin Bieber. I did the first song in Perth and the moment I dropped my first song, the energy the crowd gave us, it was super crazy. The entire tour was super fun, and maybe again in the future."
Bieber's Purpose Tour resumes in Quito, Ecuador on 8 April and will wrap up in September in the pop star's hometown of Toronto, Canada.