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As her Eras collection of shows draws to a close in the US, widely-adored country-singer-turned-global-popstar Taylor Swift has reportedly been handing out huge bonus cheques to the individuals who have made the tour smooth-sailing for her.
The Love Story hitmaker is understood to have handed out extra payments to the likes of her back-up dancers, riggers, sound technicians, caterers and other production staff.
People Magazine reported that Taylor, 33, – whose The 1975 former flame Matty Healy last week broke silence on his Malaysia controversy – gave her truck drivers alone an extra $100,000 each as an "end of the tour" bonus, with TMZ believing the whopping sum for that department along totalling a colossal $5 million.
And it is being alleged that this is only 9% of what the singer actually handed out to her staff in overall bonus, with reports circling that imply Taylor has shelled out an eyebrow-raising $55 million in total to thank them for making her numerous gigs a success.
According to Pollstar, the entire tour across America so far has generated an estimated $300 million in gross revenue.
News of Taylor's generosity comes just weeks after fans living in the UK expressed mixed emotions during her tour sale, as some did and others didn't manage to get their hands on tickets.
Thousands from across the country tried their luck to try and get their hands on tickets, with the Shake It Off singer coming to the UK for shows next summer.
Tickets went on sale on various dates over the last month and to help with overwhelming demand, the ticket selling companies implemented staggered slots for each night of the tour.
Those who wanted to buy a ticket, needed to register their interest before the sale and if they were lucky enough, they then got a code.
Due to the high demand for tickets they sold out in a matter of minutes, with only the most expensive VIP packages left on most ticket websites in the hours after they were released.
Many were left disappointed and thought their chance was gone, but Ticketmaster has since released several surprise batches of the tickets.
Fans noticed that tickets became available for her gigs at Aviva Stadium in Dublin next June several days after claims the shows had sold out.
One fan tweeted just after: "Guys, Dublin nights 1-3 are still available for sale for those with code. I just bought a front standing at regular price."
Another added: "There’s Taylor Swift tickets available for shows, Ticketmaster just released some original prices. Double check Ticketmaster over the next few days in case they release more!"
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