How Taylor Swift’s Eras Tour Helped Boost the Economy in 8 Cities

Boston Swift performed 30 miles away in Foxborough, Massachusetts, yet her three-night stay in Boston sold out hotels and trains in May. One-bedroom flats and studios in Foxborough cost over $1,000 per night, per Axios.

Cincinnati On June 30 and July 1, the Taylor Swift Eras Tour stopped in Cincinnati and became an economic boost. Visit Cincy and the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber's Center for Research and Data predicted $92 million in consumer spending on hotels, concert tickets, transportation, and food and beverage, with $48 million in new spending.

Chicago Swifties descended on Chicago for the Eras Tour in June. A record hotel weekend occupancy in Chicago was broken by three consecutive shows, according to the Chicago Sun-Times.

Houston When the Taylor Swift Eras Tour came to Houston in April, hotels profited. Houston had its highest hotel revenue week of 2023 after she sold out three gigs over the weekend.

Kansas City Swift performed two gigs in Kansas City in July, generating $48 million in direct economic effect, according to Visit KC. Beyoncé's Renaissance World Tour was estimated to generate $13.4 million in direct economic impact.

LA Six shows in Los Angeles concluded the Taylor Swift Eras Tour's first leg in August. According to the California Center for Jobs and the Economy, this would increase Los Angeles County GDP by $320 million.

Pittsburgh Swift played two Pittsburgh gigs in June, generating $46 million in direct expenditure, according to VisitPittsburgh. Many fans from out of town spent money on hotels, restaurants, retail, transportation, and activities.

Florida's Tampa Many Swifties stayed in Tampa hotels for the Eras Tour in April. Hotels in the vicinity increased their daily revenues, according to Axios Tampa Bay.