Celebrating Hispanic Concert History: Grupo Firme Sets Records with Seven-Sold-Out Tour at Staples Center

Timothy Norris / Getty ImagesEduin Caz and Joaquin Ruiz from Grupo Firme, who were sixth on Q3’s Top 100 Tour Chart, perform at Staples Center on July 30. The group’s seven shows set a record for the most shows in a single calendar year at Staples by a Latin artist.

Mexican regional group Grupo Firme celebrated the easing of COVID restrictions with a record seven sold-out shows at Staples Center in Los Angeles from July 30 to August 8, becoming the only concert headliner to perform that number. of shows in a commitment to the 22 year history of the arena.

The Grupo Firme brand is just behind Adele, who performed eight nights on her 2016 tour, who placed fifth among the 100 highest-grossing tours that year with $ 167.7 million. The second highest number of shows belong to Eagles, which sold six Staples concerts in the fall of 2005. Taylor Swift and Garth Brooks are both recorded with five arena engagements.

The seven-member Latino pop group is also among the top 10 touring artists with the highest-grossing multi-show engagements at Staples Center in a single tour, based on reported data. Grupo Firme racked up $ 7,024,101 at the box office to rank 10th among the best earners in the arena (excluding family shows and other non-concert events).

Grupo Firme’s combined 77,437 spectators for their seven shows at Staples also place them in the top three of the artists with the most tickets sold for a concert engagement. The group’s gross $ 7 million surpassed comedian Dave Chappelle, who set a new gross record in 2021 in June when he recorded a $ 5.8 million catch during his six-show stint at Foxwoods Casino in Mashantucket, Conn.

In addition to the raw record, the group’s final Los Angeles ticket count also beats the 2021 attendance record previously held by New Zealand group Six60. This group organized a stadium event in April in Auckland in front of 48,159 participants.

Led by leader Eduin Cazares, Grupo Firme will remain in the United States for much of what remains of 2021, with shows booked in arenas as well as fairgrounds and other outdoor concert venues.


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