According to Pollstar Pro, Summer Sixteen generated $84.3 million off 54 shows, helping the duo top Jay Z and Kanye West for their 2012 Watch The Throne Tour, which grossed $75 million over the course of 63 dates.
Drake celebrated the news on Instagram Sunday morning by shouting out his label, OVO Sound, and Future’s label, Freebandz, while teasing his upcoming Boy Meets World Tour in Europe with the promise of special guests. Although, Drizzy may have spoiled the official announcement by posting an image alongside Young Thug on New Year’s Eve.
Meanwhile, Future has remained silent after deleting every post from his Instagram last week, hopefully following the footsteps of The Weeknd and Meek Mill, who dropped new music after wiping their social media posts.
2017 nobody safe— FUTURE/FREEBANDZ (@1future) January 2, 2017
While Drake and Future now have the highest grossing hip-hop tour of all-time, they only reached the 11th spot in Pollstar Pro’s ranking of 2016 tours. Bruce Springsteen, Beyoncé, Coldplay, Guns N’ Roses, Adele, Justin Bieber, Paul McCartney, Garth Brooks, The Rolling Stones, and Celine Dion rounded off the entire top 10 in that order. The only other hip-hop tour to make the list was Kanye’s Saint Pablo Tour with $52.8 million.
Drake’s upcoming Boy Meets World Tour kicks off January 21 in Amsterdam.