Miley Cyrus ‘Bangerz’ Tour Grossed $63 Million—But Cyrus “Didn’t See a Dime”

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Miley Cyrus Bangerz Tour comments on TikTok

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Why hasn’t Miley Cyrus gone on tour since her ‘Bangerz’ tour in 2014? The singer bares all on TikTok, revealing the 70+ date “didn’t earn her a dime.”

Miley Cyrus has posted a series of videos to TikTok sharing some inside information about the industry. The videos are part of a series called “Used to be Young,” in honor of her new song by the same name. This weekend, Cyrus revealed some details about the massive success of her Bangerz tour. Despite being the 16th highest-grossing tour of 2014, Cyrus says she didn’t make anything because she paid for the whole tour by herself.

“The ‘Bangerz’ tour was an investment in myself,” the artist describes the tour, saying that others around her thought her ideas were outlandish at the time. “A lot of the ideas were kind of so outlandish that no one really wanted to support me in making these pieces,” she adds. “I had big puppets, oversized beds, I came out of my own face, on my tongue.”

“I wanted to end it with a ‘Truman Show’ reference. So I flew out on a giant hot dog, obviously, and I left through all the clouds and the exit sign like Jim Carrey does. Because I felt like ‘The Truman Show’ was really a reflection of my life.”

“I didn’t make a time on this tour because I wanted the tour to be excellent. And when everyone kept saying, ‘why are you doing this? You’re going to do like, 100 shows and you’re not going to make any money?”

“I said, ‘there’s no one I would rather invest in than myself. So I paid for it all to make it exactly what I thought I and the fans deserve,” Cyrus continues. During her Bangerz tour, she was 20/21 and freshly out of her Disney contract—separating herself from the Hannah Montana character that most of America still recognized her as playing.