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Taylor Swift gives bonuses totaling over $55 million to every member of her 'Eras' tour crew

Taylor Swift has received praise for granting $55 million in bonuses to her 'Eras' tour crew, showing her appreciation for their hard work.

Taylor Swift gives bonuses totaling over $55 million to every member of her 'Eras' tour crew
Cover Image Source: Taylor Swift attends the 65th GRAMMY Awards on February 05, 2023 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for The Recording Academy)

Taylor Swift's "Eras" tour continues to thrive and is approaching the impressive milestone of $1 billion in ticket sales as she travels worldwide for her devoted fans. Reports suggest that a portion of these earnings has been directed towards providing generous bonuses for her tour crew, demonstrating her appreciation for their hard work and dedication. According to TMZ, Swift has reportedly given each of the approximately 50 truckers responsible for transporting the equipment for her U.S. concerts a $100,000 bonus. This gesture, totaling around $5 million, showcases her appreciation for their efforts and dedication during the massive worldwide tour.

Taylor Swift performs onstage for the opening night of
Taylor Swift performs onstage for the opening night of "Taylor Swift | The Eras Tour" at State Farm Stadium on March 17, 2023, in Swift City, ERAzona (Glendale, Arizona). The city of Glendale, Arizona was ceremonially renamed to Swift City for March 17-18 in honor of The Eras Tour. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for TAS Rights Management)

Indeed, the $5 million bonus for the truckers is just a fraction of the overall amount that Swift has reportedly paid in bonuses to the entire Eras Tour crew. In addition to the $5 million in bonuses to the truckers, Swift has reportedly also extended bonuses to band members, dancers, lighting and sound technicians, caterers and other essential personnel. While the exact total amount for these additional bonuses remains undisclosed, it underscores her commitment to recognizing and rewarding the contributions of the entire team behind her most successful tour.

PEOPLE reports that the amount could potentially be somewhere around $55 million. Swift's ongoing compensation efforts demonstrate a commitment to acknowledging the hard work and dedication of her team.


As the tour ventures to Mexico, her plans for the future include concerts in Europe, Asia and Australia after already visiting much of Latin America in 2024. With more dates yet to be announced, it's evident that she remains dedicated to her global audience and the people who contribute to making her shows a success. Amid a historic surge of strike actions in the U.S., particularly with the WGA and SAG-AFTRA strikes affecting Hollywood, Swift's relative generosity towards her tour crew has garnered praise from many fans.

With workers facing financial challenges due to stagnant wages and rising living costs, there is a growing demand for a fair share of the massive wealth held by billionaires like Swift. Her actions have sparked conversations about income inequality and the need for equitable compensation across various industries, resonating with common people standing up for better working conditions and financial recognition.

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Indeed, Swift's decision to generously compensate her tour crew can be seen as a smart move. Keeping her team happy and motivated is crucial for maintaining a smoothly operating tour, and it contributes to the overall success of her performance. By nurturing a positive and supportive working environment, she creates a dedicated team that is more likely to go the extra mile to ensure her tour's success. 

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