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Tool leads first ’Billboard’ Boxscore chart of 2022 with highest-grossing tour of January

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Tool is number one on the first Billboard Boxscore chart in 2022.

Maynard James Keenan and company had the highest grossing tour to start off the year, raking in more than $13 million over the course of 10 reported shows in January.

Elton John was second, with just over $10 million from five shows, followed by country stars Reba McEntire, Kane Brown and Eric Church.

Billboard notes that January is traditionally a slow month for concert ticket sales, adding that the Omicron surge of late 2021 and early 2022 postponed a number of high-profile shows, including Adele‘s much-hyped Las Vegas residency, paving the way for Tool to take the top spot.

Tool is currently on tour in support of the band’s 2019 comeback album, Fear Inoculum. Their show in Washington, D.C. earlier this week was briefly halted due to a fan in the crowd experiencing a medical situation. Rock Feed obtained footage of Keenan pausing the show and instructing the audience to make way for EMTs. The show continued after the situation was addressed.

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