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March 09, 2017

Springsteen's Australia, New Zealand tour reportedly raked in close to $40 million

That's a lot of money.

Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band raked in $38 million across 12 shows in seven venues across Australia and two performances in New Zealand between January and February, Billboard reported Wednesday, topping a weekly ranking of ticket sales.

The Boss sold more than 260,000 tickets on the tour that kicked off at the Perth Arena in late January with three sold-out performances, according to the publication.

Springsteen took in the most during his two stops at Melbourne's AMI Stadium, earning $7.3 million from more than 51,000 ticket sales.

Violinist André Rieu came in second on the weekly list, earning $9 million during a European tour from Jan. 7 to Feb. 23, according to Billboard. 

It was on the tour that the New Jersey rocker made a handful of political comments while President Donald Trump took office in the United States. During the shows, Springsteen slammed Trump's travel ban and praised the attendees of the Women's March that took place a day after the inauguration. 

Springsteen also made one teenage fan's dreams come true during a stop in Brisbane, inviting him on stage to play "Growin' Up," the second track off "Greetings from Asbury Park, N.J."

Read more from Billboard here.