Newspaper that inspires change. Breaking stories that shake the world. Be informed, Don't Settle for Fake News.

feat shape 1
feat shape 2
feat shape 3

Taylor Swift $55 Million Bonuses for Eras Tour Crew

Taylor Swift surprises her concert crew with over $55 million in bonuses as a thank you for their hard work.

Taylor Swift's Eras concert tour is captivating fans across the U.S. with its incredible entertainment. While Swift takes the spotlight each night, there is a whole community of people working behind the scenes to ensure that she puts on the best show possible.

Swift understands that it takes a village to create this concert extravaganza. That's why she decided to show her appreciation to her team members by giving them over $55 million in bonuses. The recipients of these bonuses include riggers, truck drivers, dancers, sound technicians, and many others who contribute to the success of the tour.

The news of Swift's generosity was first reported by TMZ on August 1st, and it has since been confirmed by multiple media outlets. The details of this heartwarming gesture from Swift have been widely shared.

Before her show in Santa Clara, California on July 29th, all 50 truckers who transport Swift's concert equipment from city to city received a check for $100,000. These bonuses were a way for Swift to express her gratitude as the U.S. tour comes to a close and she prepares to head to Mexico.

Mike Scherkenbach, the CEO of Shomotion, one of the trucking companies involved in the Eras Tour, spoke to USA Today about the surprise bonus. He explained that the truckers were called into what they thought would be a regular production meeting. However, they were greeted with a surprise of a lifetime when Swift's father, Scott, thanked them for their dedication to the tour and presented them with the bonuses.

Scherkenbach shared that the drivers have been away from their families for 24 weeks, working tirelessly to ensure the success of the tour. Each driver received a personalized letter from Swift, expressing her gratitude for their hard work, along with the generous check.

Interestingly, some of the truckers initially didn't realize the full amount of the gift. They quickly glanced at the letter without paying much attention to the amount. One driver thought it was $1,000, another thought it was $10,000. It was only when one driver exclaimed, "Oh, this has to be a joke. $100,000?" that the others reopened their letters and realized the true amount of the bonus.

While the specific amounts of the bonuses have not been disclosed, a source from the tour revealed to TMZ that everyone on Swift's team received a "very generous amount."

This heartwarming story showcases Swift's appreciation for her hardworking team members and her desire to show them how much their dedication means to her. It is a testament to the collaborative effort that goes into creating a successful concert tour.

Share With Others

Comments on Taylor Swift $55 Million Bonuses for Eras Tour Crew