After "The Back Outside Tour" with Lil Baby, Lil Durk and Coi Leray wrapped up the other night in New Orleans, it was revealed the 23-city tour achieved $15 million worth of sales and 250,000 tickets sold.
Those numbers were outlined seemingly by a tour executive in a clip (see below), which emerged across a few blogs.
"Bacc Outside Tour Was A Success!! Now I'm Off To Get Some Rest !!" Baby wrote on IG. "When I Come Bacc I’m Stepping On N****s Necks."
Making this W even sweeter for Baby and Durk is the fact they proved media personality Akademiks wrong. Back in July, he claimed on comedian Andrew Schulz's Flagrant 2 podcast that he had heard from a pair of sources that Baby and Durk's tour was "not selling that much."
Akademiks thought the arenas they booked would be too hard to fill. Schulz, meanwhile, argued that maybe Lil Baby and Lil Durk don't have enough crossover appeal among white people in America. "I have a feeling Lil Baby is massive amongst Black people and there’s a huge chasm between white and Black people getting on board." Hmm.
Ak then compared their situation to Jack Harlow, whose own nationwide series, The Creme De La Creme Tour, sold out in days. While Jack's profile has boomed since his previous headlining tour in late 2019, he stuck to mid-size venues that held around 2,000 people.
Not only is Durkio celebrating a wildly successful tour but he turns 29 years old today, October 19th. Flexing a private jet and stacks of cash amounting to a reported $1 million, Durkio wondered via IG whether he should drop a new album "and go #1."
Durk also partnered with Chicago's own Cole Bennett and Lyrical Lemonade for a special birthday merch capsule featuring T-shirts, a hoodie, a hat and a few hundred handwritten notes from Cole and Smurk themselves.
"This collaboration is a moment," Cole wrote on his IG Story. "We all had so much fun with it. Durk's creative involvement and dedication to this project goes to show how passionate he is about everything he puts his mind to. Happy birthday to one of the greatest to ever do it. I truly mean that."