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1990 TOP 10 NORTH AMERICA CONCERT TOURS

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Compiled from Dec. 2, 1989 through Dec. 3, 1990.

Source: Amusement Business/Billboard

 

1. New Kids on the Block

Total gross: $58,584,801.

Total attendance: 2,706,517.

133 shows. 121 sellouts.

 

2. Paul McCartney

Total gross: $44,930,681.

Total attendance: 1,800,000.

46 shows. 46 sellouts.


3. Billy Joel

Total gross: $41,670,036.


4. Grateful Dead

Total gross: $27,923,513.


5. Mötley Crüe

Total gross: $25,521,888.


6. Janet Jackson

Total gross: $23,556,881.

Total attendance: 1,000,000.

75 shows. 58 sellouts.

 
7. Aerosmith

Total gross: $23,383,600.

 
8. Madonna

Total gross: $19,392,624.

Total attendance: 811,000.

35 shows. 35 sellouts.


9. Phil Collins

Total gross: $19,144,510.

Total attendance: 779,000.

45 shows. 38 sellouts.


10. The Rolling Stones

Total gross: $18,837,313.

Total attendance: 661,921.

12 shows. 12 sellouts.

 

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TOP 10 TOURING CONCERT ACTS OF 1991 (NA)

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Source: Amusement Business/Billboard

 

The top 10 tours and gross ticket sales (in millions of dollars):

 

1. Grateful Dead

Total gross: $35,243,237

Total attendance: 1,560,087

 

2. New Kids on the Block

Total gross: $29,395,491

Total attendance: 1,195,498

 

3. ZZ Top

Total gross: $25,977,394

Total attendance: 1,274,654

 

4. Paul Simon

Total gross: $21,435,098

Total attendance: 886,816

 

5. The Judds

Total gross: $19,370,212

Total attendance: 1,019,038

 

6. Bell Biv DeVoe, Keith Sweat & Johnny Gill

Total gross: $18,572,395

Total attendance: 870,747

 

7. AC/DC

Total gross: $17,876,445

Total attendance: 904,726


8. Rod Stewart

Total gross: $13,902,562

Total attendance: 581,589

 

9. Guns N' Roses

Total gross: $13,244,931

Total attendance: 545,141

 

10. Clint Black

Total gross: $12,624,722

Total attendance: 648,895

 

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TOP 10 TOURING CONCERT ACTS OF 1992 (NA)

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Source: Amusement Business/Billboard

 

1. U2

Total gross: $61,258,890.

Total attendance: 2,168,071.

67 shows. 55 sellouts.

 

2. Neil Diamond

Total gross: $44,952,131.

Total attendance: 1,596,864.

101 shows. 98 sellouts.

 

3. Metallica

Total gross: $40,022,751.

Total attendance: 1,629,746.

75 shows. 48 sellouts.

 

4. Guns N' Roses

Total gross: $36,794,259.

Total attendance: 1,440,082.

48 shows. 37 sellouts.

 

5. Genesis

Total gross: $30,368,945.

Total attendance: 1,115,238.

26 shows. 11 sellouts.

 

6. Bruce Springsteen

Total gross: $29,010,690.

Total attendance: 966,767.

57 shows. 47 sellouts.


7. Elton John

Total gross: $28,180,879.

Total attendance: 1,006,240.

37 shows. 33 sellouts.

 

8. Grateful Dead

Total gross: $27,683,418.

Total attendance: 1,157,194.

46 shows. 42 sellouts.

 

9. Eric Clapton

Total gross: $20,469,308.

Total attendance: 718,337.

31 shows. 29 sellouts.

 

10. MC Hammer

Total gross: $20,304,239.

Total attendance: 889,213.

110 shows. 7 sellouts.

 

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TOP 10 TOURING ACTS OF 1993 (NA)

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Compiled from Dec. 7, 1992 through Nov. 29, 1993.

Source: Amusement Business/Billboard

 

1. Grateful Dead

Total gross: $46,624,842.

Total attendance: 1,836,975.

80 shows. 74 sellouts.

 

2. Paul McCartney

Total gross: $27,851,119.

Total attendance: 933.300.

26 shows. 19 sellouts.

 

3. Rod Stewart

Total gross: $18,008,736.

Total attendance: 564,645.

37 shows. 24 sellouts.


4. Jimmy Buffett & the Coral Reefer Band

Total gross: $15,721,878.

Total attendance: 647,750.

38 shows. 34 sellouts.

 

5. Garth Brooks

Total gross: $15,332,113.

Total attendance: 875,270.

42 shows. 42 sellouts.

 

6. Madonna

Total gross: $15,193,698.

Total attendance: 312,882.

11 shows. 11 sellouts.

 

7. Neil Diamond

Total gross: $14,583,833.

Total attendance: 572,929.

41 shows. 40 sellouts.

 

8. Bette Midler

Total gross: $14,260,344.

Total attendance: 261,420.

38 shows. 36 sellouts.

 

9. Bon Jovi

Total gross: $14,125,915.

Total attendance: 586,476.

52 shows. 20 sellouts.


10. Guns N' Roses

Total gross: $13,732,973.

Total attendance: 488,159.

29 shows. 22 sellouts.

 

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TOP 10 TOURING ACTS OF 1994 (NA)

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Source: Amusement Business/Billboard

 

1. Pink Floyd

Total gross: $103,666,142.

Total attendance: 3,043,233.

59 shows. 52 sellouts.

 

2. The Rolling Stones

Total gross: $93,831,264.

Total attendance: 1,981,585.

44 shows. 41 sellouts.

 

3. Billy Joel

Total gross: $78,217,615.

Total attendance: 2,003,721.

73 shows. 65 sellouts.

 

4. Eagles

Total gross: $74,377,442.

Total attendance: 1,369,818.

50 shows. 49 sellouts.

 

5. Elton John

Total gross: $56,192,500.

Total attendance: 1,205,403.

28 shows. 26 sellouts.


6. Grateful Dead

Total gross: $49,086,048.

Total attendance: 1,732,952.

77 shows. 77 sellouts.


7. Barbra Streisand

Total gross: $45,359,825.

Total attendance: 268,779.

20 shows. 20 sellouts.

 

8. Phil Collins

Total gross: $33,694,293.

Total attendance: 1,072,428.

64 shows. 39 sellouts.


9. Lollapalooza Tour

Total gross: $24,450,427.

Total attendance: 918,238.

63 shows. 47 sellouts.

 

10. Reba McEntire

Total gross: $18,739,616.

Total attendance: 834,671.

71 shows. 48 sellouts.

 

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TOP 10 TOURING ACTS OF 1995

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Compiled from the period Dec. 5, 1994 through Nov. 27, 1995.

Source: Amusement Business/Billboard

 

1. The Rolling Stones

Total gross: $225,668,374.

Total attendance: 4,461,075.

84 shows. 82 sellouts.

 

2. Eagles

Total gross: $62,170,043.

Total attendance: 952,758.

57 shows. 57 sellouts.

 

3. R.E.M.

Total gross: $45,014,355.

Total attendance: 1,381,631.

69 shows. 41 sellouts.

 

4. Elton John

Total gross: $38,933,673.

Total attendance: 1,037,333.

41 shows. 39 sellouts.

 

5. Grateful Dead

Total gross: $38,732,085.

Total attendance: 1,317,714.

51 shows. 49 sellouts.


6. Boyz II Men

Total gross: $37,842,718.

Total attendance: 1,277,517.

107 shows. 48 sellouts.


7. Jimmy Page & Robert Plant

Total gross: $31,434,336.

Total attendance: 1,028,678.

63 shows. 60 sellouts.

 

8. Van Halen

Total gross: $26,536,699.

Total attendance: 991,427.

76 shows. 38 sellouts.


9. Tom Petty

Total gross: $24,012,065.

Total attendance: 967,675.

76 shows. 57 sellouts.

 

10. Reba McEntire

Total gross: $22,337,375.

Total attendance: 840,700.

71 shows. 44 sellouts.

 

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TOP 10 TOURING ACTS OF 1996

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Ranked by gross ticket sales.

Source: Amusement Business/Billboard

 

1. Eagles

Total gross: $60.3 million.

Total attendance: 1,061,321.

45 shows. 45 sellouts.

 

2. Kiss

Total gross: $36.6 million.

Total attendance: 1,011,701.

76 shows. 57 sellouts.

 

3. Garth Brooks

Total gross: $33.6 million.

Total attendance: 1,843,328.

115 shows. 115 sellouts.

 

4. Bob Seger

Total gross: $26.3 million.

Total attendance: 923,829.

64 shows. 46 sellouts.

 

5. Neil Diamond

Total gross: $25.6 million.

Total attendance: 847,655.

50 shows. 31 sellouts.

 

6. Rod Stewart

Total gross: $23.0 million.

Total attendance: 599,496.

52 shows. 12 sellouts.

 

7. Reba McEntire

Total gross: $21.5 million.

Total attendance: 835,042.

62 shows. 33 sellouts.

 

8. Alanis Morissette

Total gross: $19.5 million.

Total attendance: 873,855.

82 shows. 70 sellouts.

 

9. Jimmy Buffett

Total gross: $18.4 million.

Total attendance: 621,306.

30 shows. 23 sellouts.

 

10. Ozzy Osbourne

Total gross: $17.6 million.

Total attendance: 767,916.

78 shows. 23 sellouts.

 

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TOP 10 TOURING ACTS OF 1997

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Source: Amusement Business/Billboard

 

Top-grossing tours of ’97:

 

1. U2 -- $138.5 million (based on 78 shows).

 

2. The Rolling Stones -- $89.4 million (33)

 

3. Michael Jackson -- $83.5 million (40)

 

4. Fleetwood Mac -- $36.3 million (44)

 

5. Metallica -- $34.1 million (77)

 

6. Reba McEntire/ Brooks & Dunn -- $33.5 million (69)

 

7. Garth Brooks -- $25 million (98)

 

8. Tina Turner -- $24.8 million (70)

 

9. Jimmy Buffett & the Coral Reefer Band -- $24.4 million (44)

 

10. Phil Collins -- $17.6 million

 

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TOP 10 TOURING CONCERT ACTS OF 1998

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Source: Amusement Business/Billboard

 

1. The Rolling Stones

Total gross: $193,351,265.

Total attendance: 3,538,276.

No. of shows (sellouts): 82 (69).

 

2. U2

Total gross: $45,086,058.

Total attendance: 954,579.

No. of shows (sellouts): 23 (13).

 

3. Elton John

Total gross: $40,040,779.

Total attendance: 921,220.

No. of shows (sellouts): 54 (48).

 

4. Yanni

Total gross: $38,185,482.

Total attendance: 757,056.

No. of shows (sellouts): 94 (49).

 

5. Garth Brooks

Total gross: $34,883,676.

Total attendance: 1,726,417.

No. of shows (sellouts): 105 (101).

 

6. George Strait's Country Festival

Total gross: $32,948,832.

Total attendance: 881,717.

No. of shows (sellouts): 18 (18).

 

7. Janet Jackson

Total gross: $32,279.900.

Total attendance: 680,336.

No. of shows (sellouts): 60 (15).

 

8. Eric Clapton

Total gross: $29,877,575.

Total attendance: 556,916.

No. of shows (sellouts): 39 (34).

 

9. Celine Dion

Total gross: $29,781,703.

Total attendance: 525,835.

No. of shows (sellouts): 29 (26).

 

10. Shania Twain

Total gross: $27,083,481.

Total attendance: 941,996.

No. of shows (sellouts): 73 (40).

 

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THE 10 TOP-GROSSING TOURING ACTS OF 1999

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Compiled from Nov., 1998 through Dec. 6, 1999.

Source: Amusement Business/Billboard

 

1. The Rolling Stones

Total gross: $89,253,412.

No. of shows (sellouts): 45 (42).

 

2. Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band

Total gross: $53,010,961.

No. of shows (sellouts): 45 (43).

 

3. Dave Matthews Band

Total gross: $44,581,202.

No. of shows (sellouts): 61 (46).

 

4. 'NSYNC

Total gross: $44,344,476.

No. of shows (sellouts): 107 ().

 

5. Shania Twain

Total gross: $36,570,237.

No. of shows (sellouts): 64 (48).

 

6. George Strait's Country Festival

Total gross: $32,377,406.

No. of shows (sellouts): 17 (17).

 

7. Cher

Total gross: $31,495,471.

No. of shows (sellouts): 45 ().

 

8. Neil Diamond

Total gross: $31,328,817.

No. of shows (sellouts): ().

 

9. Celine Dion

Total gross: $26,847,919.

No. of shows (sellouts): 31 (27).

 

10. Backstreet Boys

Total gross: $24,533,665.

No. of shows (sellouts): 35 ().

 

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TOP 10 TOURING CONCERT ACTS OF 2000

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Numbers cited are gross revenue reported to Billboard sister

publication Amusement Business (AB) from Dec. 13, 1999, to Dec. 4, 2000.

 

1. Tina Turner

Total gross: $108,760,809

Total attendance: 2,127,554

No. of shows (sellouts): 89 (54)

 

2. 'N Sync

Total gross: $59,243,474

Total attendance: 1,286,341

No. of shows (sellouts): 65 (48)

 

3. Dave Matthews Band

Total gross: $58,564,916

Total attendance: 1,457,899

No. of shows (sellouts): 52 (23)

 

4. Kiss

Total gross: $56,595,519

Total attendance: 1,170,097

No. of shows (sellouts): 109 (37)

 

5. Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band

Total gross: $46,759,708

Total attendance: 750,723

No. of shows (sellouts): 43 (32)

 

6. Dixie Chicks

Total gross: $44,382,099

Total attendance: 1,053,809

No. of shows (sellouts): 83 (75)

 

7. Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young

Total gross: $42,130,599

Total attendance: 552,945

No. of shows (sellouts): 40 (25)

 

8. Tim McGraw & Faith Hill

Total gross: $40,753,159

Total attendance: 837,383

No. of shows (sellouts): 55 (53)

 

9. Metallica

Total gross: $40,556,368

Total attendance: 698,960

No. of shows (sellouts): 20 (12)

 

10. Ricky Martin

Total gross: $36,291,459

Total attendance: 607,488

No. of shows (sellouts): 43 (20)

 

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TOP 25 TOURING CONCERT ACTS 2001

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Ranked by Gross. Compiled from AB Boxscores Dec. 11, 2000-Dec. 3, 2001.

 

1. U2

Total gross: $133,950,614

Total attendance (capacity): 2,061,248 (2,061,248)

No. of shows (sellouts): 106 (106)

 

2. 'N Sync

Total gross: $90,172,178

Total attendance (capacity): 1,774,979 (2,199,420)

No. of shows (sellouts): 48 (9)

 

3. Backstreet Boys

Total gross: $89,815,417

Total attendance (capacity): 1,599,473 (1,893,773)

No. of shows (sellouts): 102 (16)

 

4. Madonna

Total gross: $74,051,171

Total attendance (capacity): 730,859 (730,859)

No. of shows (sellouts): 47 (47)

 

5. Dave Matthews Band

Total gross: $65,110,310

Total attendance (capacity): 1,491,340 (1,626,657)

No. of shows (sellouts): 60 (27)

 

6. Billy Joel & Elton John

Total gross: $58,931,451

Total attendance (capacity): 569,284 (577,725)

No. of shows (sellouts): 31 (25)

 

7. Eric Clapton

Total gross: $44,346,504

Total attendance (capacity): 860,827 (908,455)

No. of shows (sellouts): 60 (38)

 

8. Aerosmith

Total gross: $43,578,874

Total attendance (capacity): 937,609 (1,055,238)

No. of shows (sellouts): 56 (15)

 

9. Janet Jackson

Total gross: $41,063,969

Total attendance (capacity): 647,024 (760,935)

No. of shows (sellouts): 55 (3)

 

10. AC/DC

Total gross: $28,255,716

Total attendance (capacity): 629,223 (647,277)

No. of shows (sellouts): 52 (35)

 

11. matchbox twenty

Total gross: $27,732,264

Total attendance (capacity): 915,551 (1,094,475)

No. of shows (sellouts): 87 (31)

 

12. Neil Diamond

Total gross: $26,996,661

Total attendance (capacity): 466,812 (466,992)

No. of shows (sellouts): 34 (33)

 

13. Sade

Total gross: $26,488,293

Total attendance (capacity): 491,151 (641,497)

No. of shows (sellouts): 42 (5)

 

14. Jimmy Buffett

Total gross: $24,841,824

Total attendance (capacity): 576,224 (593,589)

No. of shows (sellouts): 29 (14)

 

15. Rod Stewart

Total gross: $24,751,226

Total attendance (capacity): 534,583 (894,486)

No. of shows (sellouts): 59 (2)

 

16. Ozzfest 2001

Total gross: $24,055,557

Total attendance (capacity): 509,407 (580,576)

No. of shows (sellouts): 25 (5)

 

17. Tim McGraw

Total gross: $23,532,909

Total attendance (capacity): 662,469 (784,624)

No. of shows (sellouts): 42 (11)

 

18. James Taylor

Total gross: $22,031,204

Total attendance (capacity): 599,755 (831,019)

No. of shows (sellouts): 57 (11)

 

19. Barenaked Ladies

Total gross: $18,395,293

Total attendance (capacity): 626,512 (917,251)

No. of shows (sellouts): 69 (10)

 

20. Tool

Total gross: $17,711,042

Total attendance (capacity): 504,245 (604,274)

No. of shows (sellouts): 53 (20)

 

21. Brooks & Dunn

Total gross: $17,644,032

Total attendance (capacity): 592,234 (814,918)

No. of shows (sellouts): 53 (5)

 

22. Bon Jovi

Total gross: $17,143,241

Total attendance (capacity): 391,321 (417,471)

No. of shows (sellouts): 19 (12)

 

23. Destiny's Child

Total gross: $16,385,699

Total attendance (capacity): 557,156 (800,904)

No. of shows (sellouts): 49 (5)

 

24. Depeche Mode

Total gross: $14,760,235

Total attendance (capacity): 350,286 (501,812)

No. of shows (sellouts): 34 (7)

 

25. Godsmack

Total gross: $14,584,685

Total attendance (capacity): 582,204 (913,622)

No. of shows (sellouts): 81 (29)

 

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Top 25 Tours: x

Top 25 Boxscores: x

 

TOP 25 TOURING ACTS OF 2002

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Ranked by Gross. Compiled from Boxscores Nov. 28, 2001-Nov. 25, 2002.

 

1. Paul McCartney

Total gross: $126,165,542.

Total attendance: 998,077.

Total capacity: 1,014,357.

No. of shows: 58.

No. of sellouts: 44.

 

2. Cher

Total gross: $67,624,323.

Total attendance: 1,012,037.

Total capacity: 1,081,817.

No. of shows: 83.

No. of sellouts: 36.

 

3. Billy Joel & Elton John

Total gross: $66,004,441.

Total attendance: 613,339.

Total capacity: 619,724.

No. of shows: 34.

No. of sellouts: 24.

 

4. Dave Matthews Band

Total gross: $52,770,626.

Total attendance: 1,359,351.

Total capacity: 1,373,410.

No. of shows: 67.

No. of sellouts: 49.

 

5. Neil Diamond

Total gross: $52,304,482.

Total attendance: 911,350.

Total capacity: 914,265.

No. of shows: 68.

No. of sellouts: 50.

 

6. Britney Spears

Total gross: $43,699,589.

Total attendance: 779,935.

Total capacity: 812,099.

No. of shows: 53.

No. of sellouts: 36.

 

7. Aerosmith

Total gross: $38,998,028.

Total attendance: 779,827.

Total capacity: 914,511.

No. of shows: 51.

No. of sellouts: 10.

 

8. Creed

Total gross: $37,149,534.

Total attendance: 889,828.

Total capacity: 1,256,626.

No. of shows: 81.

No. of sellouts: 23.

 

9. Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young

Total gross: $35,018,545.

Total attendance: 438,022.

Total capacity: 520,801.

No. of shows: 40.

No. of sellouts: 8.

 

10. Eagles

Total gross: $34,899,563.

Total attendance: 387,444.

Total capacity: 387,444.

No. of shows: 31.

No. of sellouts: 31.

 

11. 'N Sync

Total gross: $34,634,460.

Total attendance: 535,606.

Total capacity: 606,884.

No. of shows: 37.

No. of sellouts: 5.

 

12. The Who

Total gross: $28,575,797.

Total attendance: 370,050.

Total capacity: 431,286.

No. of shows: 25.

No. of sellouts: 6.

 

13. Jimmy Buffett

Total gross: $27,834,831.

Total attendance: 614,086.

Total capacity: 616,822.

No. of shows: 31.

No. of sellouts: 18.

 

14. Rush

Total gross: $27,142,202.

Total attendance: 601,525.

Total capacity: 992,716.

No. of shows: 63.

No. of sellouts: 4.

 

15. Ozzfest

Total gross: $26,297,451.

Total attendance: 531,820.

Total capacity: 609,420.

No. of shows: 29.

No. of sellouts: 4.

 

16. Bruce Springsteen

Total gross: $25,260,493.

Total attendance: 347,574.

Total capacity: 364,415.

No. of shows: 22.

No. of sellouts: 17.

 

17. Barry Manilow

Total gross: $23,869,261.

Total attendance: 420,753.

Total capacity: 562,646.

No. of shows: 92.

No. of sellouts: 31.

 

18. Kenny Chesney

Total gross: $22,688,872.

Total attendance: 883,013.

Total capacity: 1,130,510.

No. of shows: 88.

No. of sellouts: 22.

 

19. Toby Keith

Total gross: $21,352,415.

Total attendance: 770,513.

Total capacity: 997,733.

No. of shows: 80.

No. of sellouts: 31.

 

20. Tool

Total gross: $20,753,418.

Total attendance: 579,437.

Total capacity: 694,491.

No. of shows: 73.

No. of sellouts: 24.

 

21. blink-182 & Green Day

Total gross: $19,669,130.

Total attendance: 632,491.

Total capacity: 798,114.

No. of shows: 45.

No. of sellouts: 16.

 

22. George Strait

Total gross: $19,568,978.

Total attendance: 377,341.

Total capacity: 417,234.

No. of shows: 24.

No. of sellouts: 9.

 

23. Brooks & Dunn

Total gross: $19,516,040.

Total attendance: 598,063.

Total capacity: 850,575.

No. of shows: 60.

No. of sellouts: 10.

 

24. Alan Jackson

Total gross: $18,783,313.

Total attendance: 542,984.

Total capacity: 776,831.

No. of shows: 58.

No. of sellouts: 8.

 

25. Santana

Total gross: $16,821,175.

Total attendance: 426,431.

Total capacity: 640,106.

No. of shows: 38.

No. of sellouts: 7.

 

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Top 25 Tours: x

Top 25 Boxscores: x

 

TOP 25 TOURING ACTS OF 2003

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Ranked by Gross. Compiled From Boxscores Nov. 26, 2002-Nov. 18, 2003.

 

1. The Rolling Stones

Total gross: $299,520,230.

Total attendance: 3,470,945.

Total capacity: 3,521,217.

No. of shows: 115.

No. of sellouts: 69.

 

2. Bruce Springsteen

Total gross: $181,742,369.

Total attendance: 2,804,169.

Total capacity: 2,884,810.

No. of shows: 82.

No. of sellouts: 47.

 

3. Cher

Total gross: $76,269,364.

Total attendance: 1,147,920.

Total capacity: 1,277,951.

No. of shows: 113.

No. of sellouts: 47.

 

4. Fleetwood Mac

Total gross: $69,198,224.

Total attendance: 809,464.

Total capacity: 869,791.

No. of shows: 71.

No. of sellouts: 40.

 

5. Dixie Chicks

Total gross: $62,224,732.

Total attendance: 1,050,516.

Total capacity: 1,082,202.

No. of shows: 73.

No. of sellouts: 52.

 

6. Eagles

Total gross: $53,699,915.

Total attendance: 510,968.

Total capacity: 569,849.

No. of shows: 42.

No. of sellouts: 10.

 

7. Dave Matthews Band

Total gross: $52,572,061.

Total attendance: 1,201,011.

Total capacity: 1,271,860.

No. of shows: 61.

No. of sellouts: 29.

 

8. Aerosmith & KISS

Total gross: $49,975,045.

Total attendance: 696,693.

Total capacity: 846,349.

No. of shows: 43.

No. of sellouts: 2.

 

9. Metallica

Total gross: $48,548,126.

Total attendance: 692,563.

Total capacity: 977,073.

No. of shows: 20.

No. of sellouts: 2.

 

10. Billy Joel & Elton John

Total gross: $45,858,457.

Total attendance: 422,367.

Total capacity: 422,367.

No. of shows: 24.

No. of sellouts: 24.

 

11. Bon Jovi

Total gross: $42,445,388.

Total attendance: 788,607.

Total capacity: 810,156.

No. of shows: 34.

No. of sellouts: 22.

 

12. Toby Keith

Total gross: $41,228,003.

Total attendance: 1,103,747.

Total capacity: 1,242,385.

No. of shows: 97.

No. of sellouts: 56.

 

13. Kenny Chesney

Total gross: $39,678,021.

Total attendance: 1,154,893.

Total capacity: 1,335,723.

No. of shows: 88.

No. of sellouts: 36.

 

14. Tim McGraw

Total gross: $32,959,547.

Total attendance: 677,831.

Total capacity: 775,164.

No. of shows: 53.

No. of sellouts: 16.

 

15. Phish

Total gross: $31,923,973.

Total attendance: 675,331.

Total capacity: 747,955.

No. of shows: 36.

No. of sellouts: 17.

 

16. Justin Timberlake & Christina Aguilera

Total gross: $30,261,670.

Total attendance: 546,483.

Total capacity: 592,360.

No. of shows: 45.

No. of sellouts: 23.

 

17. Pearl Jam

Total gross: $28,568,561.

Total attendance: 743,772.

Total capacity: 897,024.

No. of shows: 55.

No. of sellouts: 15.

 

18. James Taylor

Total gross: $27,033,641.

Total attendance: 684,452.

Total capacity: 885,818.

No. of shows: 65.

No. of sellouts: 22.

 

19. Jimmy Buffett

Total gross: $26,747,291.

Total attendance: 504,734.

Total capacity: 511,768.

No. of shows: 25.

No. of sellouts: 19.

 

20. Red Hot Chili Peppers

Total gross: $26,581,544.

Total attendance: 665,274.

Total capacity: 828,149.

No. of shows: 57.

No. of sellouts: 14.

 

21. Shania Twain

Total gross: $25,334,520.

Total attendance: 406,038.

Total capacity: 430,522.

No. of shows: 23.

No. of sellouts: 12.

 

22. Yanni

Total gross: $24,907,462.

Total attendance: 438,786.

Total capacity: 543,312.

No. of shows: 61.

No. of sellouts: 7.

 

23. Ozzfest

Total gross: $24,392,596.

Total attendance: 502,286.

Total capacity: 628,448.

No. of shows: 30.

No. of sellouts: 3.

 

24. 50 Cent

Total gross: $22,926,684.

Total attendance: 684,070.

Total capacity: 832,407.

No. of shows: 64.

No. of sellouts: 26.

 

25. Simon & Garfunkel

Total gross: $22,447,005.

Total attendance: 209,679.

Total capacity: 209,822.

No. of shows: 14.

No. of sellouts: 12.

 

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Top 25 Boxscores: x

 

TOP 25 TOURING ACTS OF 2004

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Ranked by Gross. Compiled From Boxscores Nov. 19, 2003-Nov. 16, 2004.

 

1. Madonna

Total gross: $124,780,787.

Total attendance: 900,748.

Total capacity: 908,473.

No. of shows: 56.

No. of sellouts: 55.

 

2. Prince

Total gross: $90,319,454.

Total attendance: 1,474,156.

Total capacity: 1,477,783.

No. of shows: 99.

No. of sellouts: 91.

 

3. Shania Twain

Total gross: $62,546,908.

Total attendance: 947,125.

Total capacity: 1,038,891.

No. of shows: 73.

No. of sellouts: 33.

 

4. Simon & Garfunkel

Total gross: $58,948,293.

Total attendance: 563,647.

Total capacity: 618,920.

No. of shows: 38.

No. of sellouts: 19.

 

5. Metallica

Total gross: $53,829,793.

Total attendance: 932,116.

Total capacity: 1,071,552.

No. of shows: 70.

No. of sellouts: 30.

 

6. Bette Midler

Total gross: $53,392,890.

Total attendance: 547,659.

Total capacity: 657,018.

No. of shows: 56.

No. of sellouts: 11.

 

7. Sting

Total gross: $52,445,455.

Total attendance: 822,520.

Total capacity: 1,052,866.

No. of shows: 77.

No. of sellouts: 34.

 

8. Kenny Chesney

Total gross: $49,324,380.

Total attendance: 1,119,612.

Total capacity: 1,133,024.

No. of shows: 73.

No. of sellouts: 70.

 

9. David Bowie

Total gross: $46,051,392.

Total attendance: 735,539.

Total capacity: 754,116.

No. of shows: 85.

No. of sellouts: 60.

 

10. Toby Keith

Total gross: $44,303,565.

Total attendance: 933,564.

Total capacity: 1,030,387.

No. of shows: 75.

No. of sellouts: 39.

 

11. Van Halen

Total gross: $38,204,851.

Total attendance: 485,904.

Total capacity: 664,038.

No. of shows: 50.

No. of sellouts: 12.

 

12. Dave Matthews Band

Total gross: $37,526,620.

Total attendance: 881,730.

Total capacity: 940,540.

No. of shows: 43.

No. of sellouts: 17.

 

13. Rod Stewart

Total gross: $37,378,002.

Total attendance: 484,901.

Total capacity: 581,297.

No. of shows: 51.

No. of sellouts: 24.

 

14. Eric Clapton

Total gross: $35,487,281.

Total attendance: 487,004.

Total capacity: 550,756.

No. of shows: 43.

No. of sellouts: 19.

 

15. Linkin Park

Total gross: $35,445,641.

Total attendance: 927,043.

Total capacity: 1,171,027.

No. of shows: 67.

No. of sellouts: 31.

 

16. Alan Jackson

Total gross: $35,133,587.

Total attendance: 667,933.

Total capacity: 795,252.

No. of shows: 59.

No. of sellouts: 19.

 

17. Britney Spears

Total gross: $34,054,960.

Total attendance: 601,040.

Total capacity: 639,751.

No. of shows: 52.

No. of sellouts: 14.

 

18. Tim McGraw

Total gross: $32,549,872.

Total attendance: 700,868.

Total capacity: 906,725.

No. of shows: 55.

No. of sellouts: 12.

 

19. Usher

Total gross: $29,586,816.

Total attendance: 508,777.

Total capacity: 512,034.

No. of shows: 43.

No. of sellouts: 42.

 

20. Jimmy Buffett

Total gross: $28,938,471.

Total attendance: 511,612.

Total capacity: 518,896.

No. of shows: 24.

No. of sellouts: 20.

 

21. Fleetwood Mac

Total gross: $27,711,129.

Total attendance: 425,217.

Total capacity: 565,881.

No. of shows: 38.

No. of sellouts: 22.

 

22. Phish

Total gross: $27,529,040.

Total attendance: 510,965.

Total capacity: 516,587.

No. of shows: 25.

No. of sellouts: 21.

 

23. Josh Groban

Total gross: $26,774,164.

Total attendance: 498,451.

Total capacity: 661,501.

No. of shows: 75.

No. of sellouts: 34.

 

24. John Mayer

Total gross: $25,854,400.

Total attendance: 751,686.

Total capacity: 1,151,206.

No. of shows: 80.

No. of sellouts: 14.

 

25. Eagles

Total gross: $25,800,068.

Total attendance: 239,397.

Total capacity: 253,802.

No. of shows: 23.

No. of sellouts: 15.

 

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Top 25 Boxscores: x

 

TOP 25 TOURING ACTS OF 2005

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Ranked by Gross. Compiled From Boxscores Nov. 17, 2004 Through Nov. 15, 2005.

 

1. U2

Total gross: $260,119,588.

Total attendance: 3,046,821.

Total capacity: 3,046,821.

No. of shows: 90.

No. of sellouts: 90.

 

2. EAGLES

Total gross: $116,907,647.

Total attendance: 1,032,458.

Total capacity: 1,042,636.

No. of shows: 77.

No. of sellouts: 73.

 

3. NEIL DIAMOND

Total gross: $71,339,710.

Total attendance: 1,060,631.

Total capacity: 1,081,153.

No. of shows: 76.

No. of sellouts: 59.

 

4. KENNY CHESNEY

Total gross: $63,029,422.

Total attendance: 1,173,572.

Total capacity: 1,182,352.

No. of shows: 71.

No. of sellouts: 68.

 

5. PAUL McCARTNEY

Total gross: $59,684,076.

Total attendance: 452,383.

Total capacity: 452,927.

No. of shows: 29.

No. of sellouts: 27.

 

6. ROD STEWART

Total gross: $48,943,773.

Total attendance: 564,223.

Total capacity: 591.425.

No. of shows: 58.

No. of sellouts: 47.

 

7. ELTON JOHN

Total gross: $45,524,280.

Total attendance: 555,116.

Total capacity: 571,501.

No. of shows: 34.

No. of sellouts: 28.

 

8. DAVE MATTHEWS BAND

Total gross: $45,015,384.

Total attendance: 984,697.

Total capacity: 1,075,058.

No. of shows: 51.

No. of sellouts: 28.

 

9. JIMMY BUFFETT

Total gross: $40,956,723.

Total attendance: 541,680.

Total capacity: 545,832.

No. of shows: 26.

No. of sellouts: 20.

 

10. GREEN DAY

Total gross: $36,537,583.

Total attendance: 978,513.

Total capacity: 1.064,106.

No. of shows: 76.

No. of sellouts: 47.

 

11. MÖTLEY CRÜE

Total gross: $33,785,715.

Total attendance: 739,948.

Total capacity: 980.804.

No. of shows: 85.

No. of sellouts: 40.

 

12. TOBY KEITH

Total gross: $32,434,946.

Total attendance: 689,532.

Total capacity: 823,200.

No. of shows: 58.

No. of sellouts: 18.

 

13. BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN

Total gross: $31,752,514.

Total attendance: 394,384.

Total capacity: 432.984.

No. of shows: 62.

No. of sellouts: 45.

 

14. CHER

Total gross: $27,237,641.

Total attendance: 381,436.

Total capacity: 428,090.

No. of shows: 40.

No. of sellouts: 10.

 

15. RASCAL FLATTS

Total gross: $26,349,676.

Total attendance: 777,384.

Total capacity: 870,551.

No. of shows: 83.

No. of sellouts: 57.

 

16. STING

Total gross: $23,832,116.

Total attendance: 375,221.

Total capacity: 406,062.

No. of shows: 54.

No. of sellouts: 31.

 

17. COLDPLAY

Total gross: $23,573,443.

Total attendance: 580,730.

Total capacity: 638,813.

No. of shows: 34.

No. of sellouts: 16.

 

18. KYLIE MINOGUE

Total gross: $22,676,014.

Total attendance: 328,976.

Total capacity: 328,976.

No. of shows: 28.

No. of sellouts: 28.

 

19. TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA

Total gross: $22,559,636.

Total attendance: 582,675.

Total capacity: 699,221.

No. of shows: 96.

No. of sellouts: 25.

 

20. TOM PETTY & THE HEARTBREAKERS

Total gross: $22,085,839.

Total attendance: 583,233.

Total capacity: 624,870.

No. of shows: 37.

No. of sellouts: 22.

 

21. EMINEM, 50 CENT

Total gross: $21,248,713.

Total attendance: 325,831.

Total capacity: 428.459.

No. of shows: 21.

No. of sellouts: 2.

 

22. BETTE MIDLER

Total gross: $20,954,514.

Total attendance: 191,803.

Total capacity: 231,319.

No. of shows: 21.

No. of sellouts: 0.

 

23. OZZFEST

Total gross: $19,182,022.

Total attendance: 431,327.

Total capacity: 545,216.

No. of shows: 25.

No. of sellouts: 2.

 

24. YANNI

Total gross: $19,036,405.

Total attendance: 299,718.

Total capacity: 395.733.

No. of shows: 51.

No. of sellouts: 2.

 

25. HILARY DUFF

Total gross: $18,136,752.

Total attendance: 439.735.

Total capacity: 513,973.

No. of shows: 48.

No. of sellouts: 21.

 

*Note: Billboard Boxscore does not reflect a year-to-date gross for the Rolling Stones' ongoing On Stage tour. Traditionally, the group's promoter does not submit box-office information to Billboard until after the tour is complete.

 

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Top 25 Tours: x

Top 25 Boxscores: x

 

TOP 25 TOURING ACTS OF 2006

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Ranked by Gross. Compiled From Boxscores Nov. 16, 2005 Through Nov. 14, 2006.

 

1. THE ROLLING STONES

Total gross: $425,072,371.

Total attendance: 3,499,405.

Total capacity: 3,654,397.

No. of shows: 110.

No. of sellouts: 81.

 

2. MADONNA

Total gross: $194,754,447.

Total attendance: 1,209,618.

Total capacity: 1,210,294.

No. of shows: 60.

No. of sellouts: 58.

 

3. BON JOVI

Total gross: $131,388,461.

Total attendance: 1,823,834.

Total capacity: 1,830,067.

No. of shows: 78.

No. of sellouts: 73.

 

4. U2

Total gross: $95,880,340.

Total attendance: 1,201,669.

Total capacity: 1,201,669.

No. of shows: 32.

No. of sellouts: 32.

 

5. TIM MCGRAW & FAITH HILL

Total gross: $88,808,729.

Total attendance: 1,095,653.

Total capacity: 1,122,658.

No. of shows: 73.

No. of sellouts: 54.

 

6. CIRQUE DU SOLEIL'S DELIRIUM

Total gross: $78,529,777.

Total attendance: 892,174.

Total capacity: 1,356,514.

No. of shows: 145.

No. of sellouts: 2.

 

7. BARBRA STREISAND

Total gross: $76,112,426.

Total attendance: 263,314.

Total capacity: 265,224.

No. of shows: 17.

No. of sellouts: 16.

 

8. KENNY CHESNEY

Total gross: $65,975,442.

Total attendance: 1,131,231.

Total capacity: 1,157,098.

No. of shows: 64.

No. of sellouts: 58.

 

9. DAVE MATTHEWS BAND

Total gross: $58,042,933.

Total attendance: 1,217,951.

Total capacity: 1,279,109.

No. of shows: 62.

No. of sellouts: 38.

 

10. AEROSMITH

Total gross: $57,941,203.

Total attendance: 732,850.

Total capacity: 933,630.

No. of shows: 56.

No. of sellouts: 13.

 

11. BILLY JOEL

Total gross: $49,471,078.

Total attendance: 653,786.

Total capacity: 654,034.

No. of shows: 37.

No. of sellouts: 36.

 

12. RASCAL FLATTS

Total gross: $46,214,743.

Total attendance: 1,000,036.

Total capacity: 1,026,020.

No. of shows: 79.

No. of sellouts: 64.

 

13. AMERICAN IDOLS LIVE

Total gross: $35,291,883.

Total attendance: 646,996.

Total capacity: 673,268.

No. of shows: 59.

No. of sellouts: 20.

 

14. PEARL JAM

Total gross: $35,217,554.

Total attendance: 757,927.

Total capacity: 794,757.

No. of shows: 45.

No. of sellouts: 28.

 

15. DEF LEPPARD & JOURNEY

Total gross: $32,435,283.

Total attendance: 728,078.

Total capacity: 920,830.

No. of shows: 60.

No. of sellouts: 17.

 

16. CROSBY, STILLS, NASH & YOUNG

Total gross: $32,413,854.

Total attendance: 407,851.

Total capacity: 514,520.

No. of shows: 34.

No. of sellouts: 8.

 

17. NICKELBACK

Total gross: $31,617,185.

Total attendance: 767,547.

Total capacity: 793.984.

No. of shows: 80.

No. of sellouts: 69.

 

18. RBD

Total gross: $30,906,173.

Total attendance: 637,364.

Total capacity: 709,884.

No. of shows: 51.

No. of sellouts: 11.

 

19. COLDPLAY

Total gross: $30,696,337.

Total attendance: 476,341.

Total capacity: 487,087.

No. of shows: 33.

No. of sellouts: 20.

 

20. TAKE THAT

Total gross: $29,448,273.

Total attendance: 464,004.

Total capacity: 466,478.

No. of shows: 27.

No. of sellouts: 26.

 

21. THE WHO

Total gross: $27,986,189.

Total attendance: 267,695.

Total capacity: 283,522.

No. of shows: 24.

No. of sellouts: 3.

 

22. ELTON JOHN

Total gross: $27,782,806.

Total attendance: 301,115.

Total capacity: 305,905.

No. of shows: 22.

No. of sellouts: 20.

 

23. BRAD PAISLEY

Total gross: $27,742,368.

Total attendance: 698,820.

Total capacity: 925,030.

No. of shows: 97.

No. of sellouts: 33.

 

24. TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA

Total gross: $26,396,532.

Total attendance: 699,357.

Total capacity: 776,461.

No. of shows: 94.

No. of sellouts: 51.

 

25. MARIAH CAREY

Total gross: $26,389,048.

Total attendance: 341,104.

Total capacity: 362,248.

No. of shows: 28.

No. of sellouts: 7.

 

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Top 25 Boxscores: x

 

2007 TOP 25 TOURING ACTS

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Ranked by Gross. Compiled from Boxscores reported Nov. 15, 2006 through Nov. 13, 2007.

 

1. THE POLICE

Total gross: $212,227,302.

Total attendance: 1,858,456.

Total capacity: 1,864,481.

No. of shows: 66.

No. of sellouts: 63.

 

2. GENESIS

Total gross: $129,076,860.

Total attendance: 1,262,393.

Total capacity: 1,348,346.

No. of shows: 46.

No. of sellouts: 21.

 

3. JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE

Total gross: $126,791,211.

Total attendance: 1,615,846.

Total capacity: 1,621,858.

No. of shows: 106.

No. of sellouts: 102.

 

4. KENNY CHESNEY

Total gross: $71,222,931.

Total attendance: 1,139,711.

Total capacity: 1,139,711.

No. of shows: 55.

No. of sellouts: 55.

 

5. ROD STEWART

Total gross: $69,993,284.

Total attendance: 753,598.

Total capacity: 766,982.

No. of shows: 56.

No. of sellouts: 47.

 

6. CIRQUE DU SOLEIL'S DELIRIUM

Total gross: $59,477,450.

Total attendance: 679,754.

Total capacity: 836,070.

No. of shows: 150.

No. of sellouts: 4.

 

7. ROGER WATERS

Total gross: $53,213,983.

Total attendance: 627,839.

Total capacity: 678,919.

No. of shows: 40.

No. of sellouts: 16.

 

8. TIM MCGRAW & FAITH HILL

Total gross: $52,351,712.

Total attendance: 579,330.

Total capacity: 656,907.

No. of shows: 45.

No. of sellouts: 13.

 

9. CHRISTINA AGUILERA

Total gross: $48,173,773.

Total attendance: 607,568.

Total capacity: 634,723.

No. of shows: 63.

No. of sellouts: 2.

 

10. RASCAL FLATTS

Total gross: $41,685,834.

Total attendance: 704,709.

Total capacity: 792,185.

No. of shows: 55.

No. of sellouts: 26.

 

11. DAVE MATTHEWS BAND

Total gross: $41,548,932.

Total attendance: 835,067.

Total capacity: 878,743.

No. of shows: 47.

No. of sellouts: 29.

 

12. JOSH GROBAN

Total gross: $40,731,422.

Total attendance: 533,664.

Total capacity: 567,339.

No. of shows: 56.

No. of sellouts: 45.

 

13. BILLY JOEL

Total gross: $39,370,759.

Total attendance: 415,795.

Total capacity: 425,064.

No. of shows: 29.

No. of sellouts: 26.

 

14. AEROSMITH

Total gross: $37,751,946.

Total attendance: 530,572.

Total capacity: 643,585.

No. of shows: 29.

No. of sellouts: 6.

 

15. TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA

Total gross: $36,954,467.

Total attendance: 887,448.

Total capacity: 955,165.

No. of shows: 97.

No. of sellouts: 63.

 

16. MANÁ

Total gross: $35,238,302.

Total attendance: 509,187.

Total capacity: 550,555.

No. of shows: 48.

No. of sellouts: 24.

 

17. TOBY KEITH

Total gross: $35,121,751.

Total attendance: 729,040.

Total capacity: 876,893.

No. of shows: 60.

No. of sellouts: 17.

 

18. ERIC CLAPTON

Total gross: $34,254,829.

Total attendance: 382,147.

Total capacity: 395,718.

No. of shows: 31.

No. of sellouts: 17.

 

19. HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL - THE CONCERT

Total gross: $33,359,261.

Total attendance: 618,915.

Total capacity: 692,169.

No. of shows: 50.

No. of sellouts: 5.

 

20. NICKELBACK

Total gross: $33,168,686.

Total attendance: 741,195.

Total capacity: 813,091.

No. of shows: 53.

No. of sellouts: 40.

 

21. BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN

Total gross: $31,115,667.

Total attendance: 332,939.

Total capacity: 337,938.

No. of shows: 22.

No. of sellouts: 18.

 

22. BOB SEGER

Total gross: $30,837,794.

Total attendance: 478,373.

Total capacity: 478,373.

No. of shows: 36.

No. of sellouts: 36.

 

23. GWEN STEFANI

Total gross: $30,671,764.

Total attendance: 648,529.

Total capacity: 751,220.

No. of shows: 55.

No. of sellouts: 18.

 

24. JOHN MAYER

Total gross: $30,511,669.

Total attendance: 684,240.

Total capacity: 847,546.

No. of shows: 69.

No. of sellouts: 31.

 

25. RUSH

Total gross: $29,659,721.

Total attendance: 517,211.

Total capacity: 720,497.

No. of shows: 48.

No. of sellouts: 4.

 

*Note: The Rolling Stones $133.2 million gross was not included because Stones tour producer Michael Cohl opted to inform Billboard of the band's European Bigger Bang stadium run from the summer of 2007 as one lump sum, as opposed to the individual results to Boxscore including how many shows did not sellout.

 

x

 

Top 25 Tours: x

 

2008 TOP 25 TOURING ACTS

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Ranked by Gross. Compiled from Boxscores Nov. 14, 2007 through Nov. 11, 2008.

 

1. BON JOVI

Total gross: $210,650,974

Total attendance: 2,157,675

Total capacity: 2,157,675

No. of shows: 99

No. of sellouts: 99

 

2. BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN

Total gross: $204,513,630

Total attendance: 2,094,851

Total capacity: 2,181,839

No. of shows: 82

No. of sellouts: 46

 

3. MADONNA

Total gross: $185,696,018

Total attendance: 1,357,906

Total capacity: 1,369,452

No. of shows: 39

No. of sellouts: 38

 

4. THE POLICE

Total gross: $149,623,800

Total attendance: 1,468,705

Total capacity: 1,492,947

No. of shows: 78

No. of sellouts: 71

 

5. CELINE DION

Total gross: $91,006,221

Total attendance: 738,947

Total capacity: 755,710

No. of shows: 44

No. of sellouts: 36

 

6. KENNY CHESNEY

Total gross: $86,306,618

Total attendance: 1,187,622

Total capacity: 1,252,227

No of shows: 46

No of sellouts: 25

 

7. NEIL DIAMOND

Total gross: $81,206,383

Total attendance: 834,689

Total capacity: 834,689

No of shows: 61

No of sellouts: 61
 

8. SPICE GIRLS

Total gross: $70,123,272

Total attendance: 581,066

Total capacity: 595,220

No of shows: 45

No of sellouts: 34

 

9. EAGLES

Total gross: $56,625,336

Total attendance: 427,231

Total capacity: 436,075

No of shows: 34

No of sellouts: 27

 

10. RASCAL FLATTS

Total gross: $55,863,364
Total attendance: 941,827

Total capacity: 967,726
No of shows: 65
No of sellouts: 58

 

11. VAN HALEN

Total gross: $49,017,853

Total attendance: 462,349

Total capacity: 470,536

No of shows: 44

No of sellouts: 41

 

12. TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA

Total gross: $47,382,901

Total attendance: 1,103,256

Total capacity: 1,229,524

No of shows: 120

No of sellouts: 67

 

13. MICHAEL BUBLÉ

Total gross: $46,333,163

Total attendance: 640,674

Total capacity: 646,889

No of shows: 85

No of sellouts: 67

 

14. HANNAH MONTANA/MILEY CYRUS

Total gross: $45,376,189

Total attendance: 816,421

Total capacity: 816,421

No of shows: 57

No of sellouts: 57

 

15. BILLY JOEL

Total gross: $41,133,051

Total attendance: 424,984

Total capacity: 430,548

No of shows: 29

No of sellouts: 25

 

16. JONAS BROTHERS

Total gross: $40,080,352

Total attendance: 940,224

Total capacity: 978,029

No. of shows: 85

No. of sellouts: 56

 

17. DAVE MATTHEWS BAND

Total gross: $39,583,329

Total attendance: 763,163

Total capacity: 842,082

No. of shows: 44

No. of sellouts: 19

 

18. TOM PETTY & THE HEARTBREAKERS

Total gross: $39,138,280

Total attendance: 594,224

Total capacity: 609,356

No. of shows: 36

No. of sellouts: 29

 

19. LEONARD COHEN

Total gross: $36,346,675

Total attendance: 338,749

Total capacity: 459,670

No. of shows: 65

No. of sellouts: 30

 

20. JOURNEY

Total gross: $35,695,481

Total attendance: 695,397

Total capacity: 783,617

No. of shows: 57

No. of sellouts: 30

 

21. JAY-Z, MARY J. BLIGE

Total gross: $34,547,053

Total attendance: 309,143

Total capacity: 346,560

No. of shows: 27

No. of sellouts: 12

 

22. TAKE THAT

Total gross: $32,451,800

Total attendance: 390,450

Total capacity: 390,450

No. of shows: 30

No. of sellouts: 30

 

23. TOBY KEITH

Total gross: $31,699,677

Total attendance: 696,192

Total capacity: 842,146

No. of shows: 56

No. of sellouts: 7

 

24. AMERICAN IDOLS LIVE

Total gross: $29,906,507

Total attendance: 493,296

Total capacity: 579,548

No. of shows: 53

No. of sellouts: 9

 

25. ELTON JOHN

Total gross: $29,432,421

Total attendance: 257,770

Total capacity: 261,111

No. of shows: 24

No. of sellouts: 19

 

x

 

Top 25 Tours: x

Top 25 Boxscores: x

 

2009 TOP 25 TOURING ACTS

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Ranked by Gross. Compiled from Boxscores reported Dec. 6, 2008 through Nov. 21, 2009.

 

1. U2

Total Gross: $311,637,730

Total Attendance: 3,071,290

Total Capacity: 3,071,290

Number of Shows: 44

Number of Sell-Outs: 44

 

2. MADONNA

Total Gross: $222,017,248

Total Attendance: 2,187,993

Total Capacity: 2,187,993

Number of Shows: 46

Number of Sell-Outs: 46

 

3. BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN & THE E STREET BAND

Total Gross: $156,340,910

Total Attendance: 1,736,926

Total Capacity: 1,850,109

Number of Shows: 72

Number of Sell-Outs: 42

 

4. AC/DC

Total Gross: $135,287,350

Total Attendance: 1,583,143

Total Capacity: 1,623,565

Number of Shows: 76

Number of Sell-Outs: 52

 

5. P!NK

Total Gross: $102,878,271

Total Attendance: 1,550,026

Total Capacity: 1,574,955

Number of Shows: 131

Number of Sell-Outs: 69

 

6. ANDRE RIEU

Total Gross: $95,854,338

Total Attendance: 834,992

Total Capacity: 1,106,935

Number of Shows: 112

Number of Sell-Outs: 18

 

7. BRITNEY SPEARS

Total Gross: $94,813,948

Total Attendance: 1,097,229

Total Capacity: 1,102,478

Number of Shows: 70

Number of Sell-Outs: 61

 

8. BILLY JOEL & ELTON JOHN

Total Gross: $90,218,314

Total Attendance: 719,423

Total Capacity: 720,193

Number of Shows: 32

Number of Sell-Outs: 31

 

9. TINA TURNER

Total Gross: $86,372,137

Total Attendance: 822,083

Total Capacity: 840,934

Number of Shows: 59

Number of Sell-Outs: 47

 

10. COLDPLAY

Total Gross: $84,369,360

Total Attendance: 1,199,862

Total Capacity: 1,328,324

Number of Shows: 66

Number of Sell-Outs: 31

 

11. METALLICA

Total Gross: $76,613,910

Total Attendance: 1,120,917

Total Capacity: 1,142,295

Number of Shows: 66

Number of Sell-Outs: 47

 

12. JONAS BROTHERS

Total Gross: $73,293,001

Total Attendance: 1,089,453

Total Capacity: 1,145,097

Number of Shows: 62

Number of Sell-Outs: 42

 

13. KENNY CHESNEY

Total Gross: $70,999,090

Total Attendance: 1,034,021

Total Capacity: 1,084,832

Number of Shows: 52

Number of Sell-Outs: 36

 

14. FLEETWOOD MAC

Total Gross: $62,590,677

Total Attendance: 640,201

Total Capacity: 748,539

Number of Shows: 59

Number of Sell-Outs: 9

 

15. BEYONCÉ

Total Gross: $57,138,765

Total Attendance: 697,093

Total Capacity: 731,567

Number of Shows: 57

Number of Sell-Outs: 25

 

16. CÉLINE DION

Total Gross: $56,984,471

Total Attendance: 526,438

Total Capacity: 530,341

Number of Shows: 33

Number of Sell-Outs: 31

 

17. IL DIVO

Total Gross: $53,494,139

Total Attendance: 649,748

Total Capacity: 720,922

Number of Shows: 103

Number of Sell-Outs: 36

 

18. DAVE MATTHEWS BAND

Total Gross: $52,338,154

Total Attendance: 997,158

Total Capacity: 1,103,884

Number of Shows: 58

Number of Sell-Outs: 23

 

19. NICKELBACK

Total Gross: $49,908,542

Total Attendance: 1,046,973

Total Capacity: 1,133,220

Number of Shows: 70

Number of Sell-Outs: 42

 

20. DEPECHE MODE

Total Gross: $45,658,648

Total Attendance: 690,936

Total Capacity: 770,125

Number of Shows: 31

Number of Sell-Outs: 9

 

21. TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA

Total Gross: $42,862,677

Total Attendance: 1,010,067

Total Capacity: 1,127,063

Number of Shows: 109

Number of Sell-Outs: 43

 

22. RASCAL FLATTS

Total Gross: $42,298,302

Total Attendance: 768,152

Total Capacity: 800,791

Number of Shows: 55

Number of Sell-Outs: 40

 

23. LIL WAYNE

Total Gross: $39,314,413

Total Attendance: 728,655

Total Capacity: 947,033

Number of Shows: 69

Number of Sell-Outs: 7

 

24. BRAD PAISLEY

Total Gross: $35,736,893

Total Attendance: 841,228

Total Capacity: 903,870

Number of Shows: 66

Number of Sell-Outs: 39

 

25. PAUL MCCARTNEY

Total Gross: $33,650,567

Total Attendance: 275,256

Total Capacity: 291,174

Number of Shows: 10

Number of Sell-Outs: 7

 

Top 25 Tours: x

 

Top 25 Boxscores: x

 

2010 TOP 25 TOURING ACTS

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Ranked by Gross. Compiled from Boxscores reported Nov. 28, 2009 through Nov. 20, 2010.

 

1. BON JOVI

Total Gross: $146,507,388

Total Attendance: 1,591,154

Total Capacity: 1,591,154

Number of Shows: 69

Number of Sell-Outs: 69

 

2. U2

Total Gross: $131,502,36

Total Attendance: 1,312,784

Total Capacity: 1,312,784

Number of Shows: 22

Number of Sell-Outs: 22

 

3. AC/DC

Total Gross: $122,633,027

Total Attendance: 1,155,998

Total Capacity: 1,192,818

Number of Shows: 28

Number of Sell-Outs: 19

 

4. LADY GAGA

Total Gross: $116,227,987

Total Attendance: 1,362,993

Total Capacity: 1,375,770

Number of Shows: 122

Number of Sell-Outs: 101

 

5. THE BLACK EYED PEAS

Total Gross: $81,579,114

Total Attendance: 1,263,625

Total Capacity: 1,263,625

Number of Shows: 82

Number of Sell-Outs: 82

 

6. JAMES TAYLOR & CAROLE KING

Total Gross: $62,326,410

Total Attendance: 693,271

Total Capacity: 745,621

Number of Shows: 54

Number of Sell-Outs: 23

 

7. EAGLES

Total Gross: $62,166,344

Total Attendance: 587,165

Total Capacity: 653,919

Number of Shows: 40

Number of Sell-Outs: 12

 

8. METALLICA

Total Gross: $61,947,556

Total Attendance: 700,219

Total Capacity: 789,308

Number of Shows: 33

Number of Sell-Outs: 13

 

9. DAVE MATTHEWS BAND

Total Gross: $61,247,906

Total Attendance: 1,052,312

Total Capacity: 1,147,180

Number of Shows: 57

Number of Sell-Outs: 25

 

10. PAUL MCCARTNEY

Total Gross: $55,760,403

Total Attendance: 394,186

Total Capacity: 399,539

Number of Shows: 21

Number of Sell-Outs: 20

 

11. MICHAEL BUBLÉ

Total Gross: $52,887,642

Total Attendance: 650,223

Total Capacity: 659,019

Number of Shows: 60

Number of Sell-Outs: 47

 

12. TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA

Total Gross: $47,395,108

Total Attendance: 1,061,120

Total Capacity: 1,208,035

Number of Shows: 134

Number of Sell-Outs: 51

 

13. TIM MCGRAW

Total Gross: $44,782,598

Total Attendance: 880,688

Total Capacity: 998,620

Number of Shows: 71

Number of Sell-Outs: 29

 

14. TOM PETTY & THE HEARTBREAKERS

Total Gross: $44,696,605

Total Attendance: 657,610

Total Capacity: 753,259

Number of Shows: 46

Number of Sell-Outs: 16

 

15. TAYLOR SWIFT

Total Gross: $40,312,810

Total Attendance: 643,168

Total Capacity: 644,333

Number of Shows: 47

Number of Sell-Outs: 45

 

16. ANDRÉ RIEU

Total Gross: $39,992,28

Total Attendance: 444,996

Total Capacity: 559,820

Number of Shows: 86

Number of Sell-Outs: 10

 

17. BRAD PAISLEY

Total Gross: $38,638,839

Total Attendance: 842,679

Total Capacity: 897,650

Number of Shows: 62

Number of Sell-Outs: 32

 

18. GEORGE STRAIT & REBA

Total Gross: $36,666,30

Total Attendance: 439,698

Total Capacity: 460,220

Number of Shows: 27

Number of Sell-Outs: 13

 

19. JUSTIN BIEBER

Total Gross: $35,600,27

Total Attendance: 739,533

Total Capacity: 742,989

Number of Shows: 62

Number of Sell-Outs: 57

 

20. NICKELBACK

Total Gross: $35,035,196

Total Attendance: 497,072

Total Capacity: 541,175

Number of Shows: 41

Number of Sell-Outs: 16

 

21. PHISH

Total Gross: $33,240,962

Total Attendance: 658,243

Total Capacity: 776,757

Number of Shows: 43

Number of Sell-Outs: 21

 

22. MILEY CYRUS

Total Gross: $33,126,226

Total Attendance: 337,408

Total Capacity: 340,196

Number of Shows: 23

Number of Sell-Outs: 13

 

23. RASCAL FLATTS

Total Gross: $31,465,481

Total Attendance: 630,126

Total Capacity: 785,497

Number of Shows: 54

Number of Sell-Outs: 14

 

24. CARRIE UNDERWOOD

Total Gross: $29,743,522

Total Attendance: 608,319

Total Capacity: 628,540

Number of Shows: 81

Number of Sell-Outs: 39

 

25. TIËSTO

Total Gross: $28,626,366

Total Attendance: 525,894

Total Capacity: 574,225

Number of Shows: 110

Number of Sell-Outs: 45

 

Top 25 Tours: x

 

Top 25 Boxscores: x

 

2011 TOP 25 TOURING ACTS

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Artists are ranked by total gross earnings, according to Billboard Boxscore, from Nov. 10, 2010, to Nov. 8, 2011.

 

1. U2

Total Gross: $293,281,487

Total Attendance: 2,887,972

Total Capacity: 2,887,972

Number of Shows: 44

Number of Sell-Outs: 44

 

2. BON JOVI

Total Gross: $192,947,951

Total Attendance: 1,851,385

Total Capacity: 1,851,385

Number of Shows: 68

Number of Sell-Outs: 68

 

3. TAKE THAT

Total Gross: $185,175,360

Total Attendance: 1,806,473

Total Capacity: 1,806,473

Number of Shows: 29

Number of Sell-Outs: 29

 

4. ROGER WATERS

Total Gross: $149,904,965

Total Attendance: 1,279,652

Total Capacity: 1,279,652

Number of Shows: 92

Number of Sell-Outs: 92

 

5. TAYLOR SWIFT

Total Gross: $97,368,416

Total Attendance: 1,356,720

Total Capacity: 1,358,270

Number of Shows: 89

Number of Sell-Outs: 87

 

6. KENNY CHESNEY

Total Gross: $84,576,917

Total Attendance: 1,160,132

Total Capacity: 1,192,173

Number of Shows: 55

Number of Sell-Outs: 37

 

7. USHER

Total Gross: $74,954,681

Total Attendance: 922,327

Total Capacity: 931,823

Number of Shows: 73

Number of Sell-Outs: 58

 

8. LADY GAGA

Total Gross: $71,900,434

Total Attendance: 745,735

Total Capacity: 746,261

Number of Shows: 45

Number of Sell-Outs: 43

 

9. ANDRÉ RIEU

Total Gross: $67,104,756

Total Attendance: 657,757

Total Capacity: 810,329

Number of Shows: 102

Number of Sell-Outs: 15

 

10. SADE

Total Gross: $53,178,550

Total Attendance: 588,693

Total Capacity: 639,807

Number of Shows: 59

Number of Sell-Outs: 29

 

11. MICHAEL BUBLÉ

Total Gross: $49,856,921 

Total Attendance: 520,242

Total Capacity: 536,489

Number of Shows: 57

Number of Sell-Outs: 36

 

12. EAGLES

Total Gross: $49,759,190

Total Attendance: 286,684

Total Capacity: 346,653

Number of Shows: 24

Number of Sell-Outs: 3

 

13. KATY PERRY

Total Gross: $48,851,454

Total Attendance: 1,002,656

Total Capacity: 1,024,534

Number of Shows: 98

Number of Sell-Outs: 54

 

14. LIL WAYNE

Total Gross: $46,300,000

Total Attendance: 712,000

Total Capacity: 1,037,000

Number of Shows: 69

Number of Sell-Outs: 14

 

15. JUSTIN BIEBER

Total Gross: $44,124,922

Total Attendance: 567,544

Total Capacity: 635,339

Number of Shows: 35

Number of Sell-Outs: 27

 

16. GLEE LIVE! IN CONCERT!

Total Gross: $40,854,811

Total Attendance: 485,852

Total Capacity: 485,852

Number of Shows: 40

Number of Sell-Outs: 40

 

17. NKOTBSB

Total Gross: $40,415,307

Total Attendance: 609,426

Total Capacity: 674,984

Number of Shows: 51

Number of Sell-Outs: 22

 

18. JOURNEY

Total Gross: $39,069,939

Total Attendance: 688,871

Total Capacity: 870,314

Number of Shows: 73

Number of Sell-Outs: 17

 

19. BRITNEY SPEARS

Total Gross: $37,100,000

Total Attendance: 396,000

Total Capacity: 430,000

Number of Shows: 39

Number of Sell-Outs: 14

 

20. IRON MAIDEN

Total Gross: $33,085,671

Total Attendance: 473,285

Total Capacity: 539,484

Number of Shows: 33

Number of Sell-Outs: 17

 

21. KYLIE MINOGUE

Total Gross: $32,559,439

Total Attendance: 307,135

Total Capacity: 347,133

Number of Shows: 41

Number of Sell-Outs: 2

 

22. NEIL DIAMOND

Total Gross: $31,303,070

Total Attendance: 239,723

Total Capacity: 262,246

Number of Shows: 20

Number of Sell-Outs: 4

 

23. ENRIQUE IGLESIAS

Total Gross: $30,811,001

Total Attendance: 397,857

Total Capacity: 402,266

Number of Shows: 38

Number of Sell-Outs: 32

 

24. JASON ALDEAN

Total Gross: $27,768,963

Total Attendance: 790,530

Total Capacity: 817,813

Number of Shows: 58

Number of Sell-Outs: 47

 

25. TOBY KEITH

Total Gross: $27,313,132

Total Attendance: 673,668

Total Capacity: 724,078

Number of Shows: 52

Number of Sell-Outs: 19

 

Top 25 Tours: x

 

Top 25 Boxscores: x

 

2012 TOP 25 TOURING ACTS

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Ranked by gross. Compiled from Billboard Boxscores reported from Nov. 9, 2011, to Nov. 13, 2012.

 

1. MADONNA

Total Gross: $228,406,085

Total Attendance: 1,635,176

Total Capacity: 1,635,176

Number of Shows: 72

Number of Sell-Outs: 72

 

2. BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN & THE E STREET BAND

Total Gross: $199,371,791

Total Attendance: 2,165,925

Total Capacity: 2.238,422

Number of Shows: 72

Number of Sell-Outs: 54

 

3. ROGER WATERS

Total Gross: $186,466,703

Total Attendance: 1,680,042

Total Capacity: 1,724,466

Number of Shows: 72

Number of Sell-Outs: 51

 

4. MICHAEL JACKSON THE IMMORTAL WORLD TOUR BY CIRQUE DU SOLEILI

Total Gross: $147,310,505

Total Attendance: 1,374,482

Total Capacity: 1,902,676

Number of Shows: 183

Number of Sell-Outs: 9

 

5. COLDPLAY

Total Gross: $147,188,828

Total Attendance: 1,811,787

Total Capacity: 1,823,796

Number of Shows: 67

Number of Sell-Outs: 56

 

6. LADY GAGA

Total Gross: $124,879,545

Total Attendance: 1,111,099

Total Capacity: 1,111,099

Number of Shows: 65

Number of Sell-Outs: 65

 

7. KENNY CHESNEY & TIM McGRAW

Total Gross: $96,458,890

Total Attendance: 1,085,382

Total Capacity: 1,125,460

Number of Shows: 23

Number of Sell-Outs: 9

 

8. VAN HALEN

Total Gross: $54,425,548

Total Attendance: 522,296

Total Capacity: 558,071

Number of Shows: 46

Number of Sell-Outs: 9

 

9. JAY-Z & KANYE WEST

Total Gross: $46,986,464

Total Attendance: 371,777

Total Capacity: 377,887

Number of Shows: 31

Number of Sell-Outs: 15

 

10. ANDRÉ RIEU

Total Gross: $46,785,717

Total Attendance: 490,165

Total Capacity: 640,422

Number of Shows: 99

Number of Sell-Outs: 9

 

11. DAVE MATTHEWS BAND

Total Gross: $41,433,182 

Total Attendance: 757,629

Total Capacity: 866,893

Number of Shows: 41

Number of Sell-Outs: 17

 

12. BARBRA STREISAND

Total Gross: $40,657,170

Total Attendance: 154,287

Total Capacity: 154,287

Number of Shows: 12

Number of Sell-Outs: 12

 

13. JASON ALDEAN

Total Gross: $39,956,703

Total Attendance: 984,229

Total Capacity: 984,229

Number of Shows: 59

Number of Sell-Outs: 59

 

14. LADY ANTEBELLUM

Total Gross: $38,358,801

Total Attendance: 860,065

Total Capacity: 897,697

Number of Shows: 88

Number of Sell-Outs: 72

 

15. RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS

Total Gross: $33,911,873

Total Attendance: 549,028

Total Capacity: 568,552

Number of Shows: 42

Number of Sell-Outs: 24

 

16. BRAD PAISLEY

Total Gross: $33,794,719

Total Attendance: 485,852

Total Capacity: 786,642

Number of Shows: 51

Number of Sell-Outs: 31

 

17. NICKELBACK

Total Gross: $33,790,267

Total Attendance: 492,492

Total Capacity: 539,698

Number of Shows: 50

Number of Sell-Outs: 7

 

18. TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA

Total Gross: $33,370,711

Total Attendance: 673,575

Total Capacity: 804,869

Number of Shows: 99

Number of Sell-Outs: 13

 

19. ELTON JOHN

Total Gross: $32,920,986

Total Attendance: 240,381

Total Capacity: 245,448

Number of Shows: 38

Number of Sell-Outs: 25

 

20. JUSTIN BIEBER

Total Gross: $30,667,737

Total Attendance: 402,710

Total Capacity: 539,484

Number of Shows: 29

Number of Sell-Outs: 28

 

21. ROD STEWART

Total Gross: $30,158,491

Total Attendance: 201,912

Total Capacity: 204,846

Number of Shows: 35

Number of Sell-Outs: 24

 

22. NEIL DIAMOND

Total Gross: $29,910,078

Total Attendance: 317,824

Total Capacity: 332.724

Number of Shows: 30

Number of Sell-Outs: 6

 

23. PEARL JAM

Total Gross: $27,363,430

Total Attendance: 337,613

Total Capacity: 420,284

Number of Shows: 11

Number of Sell-Outs: 0

 

24. TAYLOR SWIFT

Total Gross: $26,310,160

Total Attendance: 285,715

Total Capacity: 285,715

Number of Shows: 21

Number of Sell-Outs: 21

 

25. RASCAL FLATTS

Total Gross: $26,155,360

Total Attendance: 612,243

Total Capacity: 671,995

Number of Shows: 45

Number of Sell-Outs: 21

 

Top 25 Tours: x

 

2013 TOP 25 TOURING ACTS

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Ranked by gross. Compiled from Boxscores reported from Nov. 14, 2012 through Nov. 12, 2013.

 

1. BON JOVI

Total Gross: $205,158,370

Total Attendance: 2,178,170

Total Capacity: 2,178,170

No. of Shows: 90

No. of Sellouts: 90

 

2. CIRQUE DU SOLEILI/ MICHAEL JACKSON THE IMMORTAL WORLD TOUR

Total Gross: $157,299,100

Total Attendance: 1,425,442

Total Capacity: 1,853,022

No. of Shows: 205

No. of Sellouts: 0

 

3. P!NK

Total Gross: $147,947,543

Total Attendance: 1,581,939

Total Capacity: 1,583,801

No. of Shows: 114

No. of Sellouts: 111

 

4. BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN & THE E STREET BAND

Total Gross: $147,608,938

Total Attendance: 1,389,778

Total Capacity: 1,454,499

No. of Shows: 53

No. of Sellouts: 36

 

5. RIHANNA

Total Gross: $137,982,530

Total Attendance: 1,595,161

Total Capacity: 1,600,851

No. of Shows: 87

No. of Sellouts: 84

 

6. THE ROLLING STONES

Total Gross: $126,182,391

Total Attendance: 326,998

Total Capacity: 326,998

No. of Shows: 23

No. of Sellouts: 23

 

7. TAYLOR SWIFT

Total Gross: $115,379,331

Total Attendance: 1,363,510

Total Capacity: 1,363,510

No. of Shows: 66

No. of Sellouts: 66

 

8. BEYONCÉ

Total Gross: $104,358,899

Total Attendance: 883,062

Total Capacity: 934,021

No. of Shows: 59

No. of Sellouts: 40

 

9. DEPECHE MODE

Total Gross: $99,972,733

Total Attendance: 1,390,141

Total Capacity: 1,400,298

No. of Shows: 54

No. of Sellouts: 51

 

10. KENNY CHESNEY

Total Gross: $90,932,957

Total Attendance: 1,186,925

Total Capacity: 1,214,694

No. of Shows: 44

No. of Sellouts: 31

 

11. ROGER WATERS

Total Gross: $81,305,650

Total Attendance: 830,123

Total Capacity: 915,081

No. of Shows: 27

No. of Sellouts: 0

 

12. ONE DIRECTION

Total Gross: $78,311,383

Total Attendance: 1,223,144

Total Capacity: 1,236,308

No. of Shows: 81

No. of Sellouts: 43

 

13. JUSTIN BIEBER

Total Gross: $77,423,264

Total Attendance: 959,886

Total Capacity: 982,523

No. of Shows: 65

No. of Sellouts: 55

 

14. MADONNA

Total Gross: $76,752,277

Total Attendance: 577,169

Total Capacity: 577,169

No. of Shows: 16

No. of Sellouts: 16

 

15. JAY-Z & JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE

Total Gross: $69,753,905

Total Attendance: 622,559

Total Capacity: 622,559

No. of Shows: 14

No. of Sellouts: 14

 

16. PAUL MCCARTNEY

Total Gross: $69,584,403

Total Attendance: 565,705

Total Capacity: 566,696

No. of Shows: 21

No. of Sellouts: 15

 

17. FLEETWOOD MAC

Total Gross: $61,899,473

Total Attendance: 554,548

Total Capacity: 579,480

No. of Shows: 45

No. of Sellouts: 13

 

18. MAROON 5

Total Gross: $54,354,974

Total Attendance: 930,953

Total Capacity: 933,867

No. of Shows: 60

No. of Sellouts: 57

 

19. DAVE MATTHEWS BAND

Total Gross: $52,960,667

Total Attendance: 882,287

Total Capacity: 1,152,025

No. of Shows: 61

No. of Sellouts: 17

 

20. ANDRÉ RIEU

Total Gross: $49,983,266

Total Attendance: 484,599

Total Capacity: 558,467

No. of Shows: 70

No. of Sellouts: 5

 

21. JASON ALDEAN

Total Gross: $47,814,095

Total Attendance: 1,004,303

Total Capacity: 1,043,158

No. of Shows: 62

No. of Sellouts: 42

 

22. LADY GAGA

Total Gross: $46,957,070

Total Attendance: 544,333

Total Capacity: 550,122

No. of Shows: 23

No. of Sellouts: 22

 

23. BRUNO MARS

Total Gross: $46,417,795

Total Attendance: 666,926

Total Capacity: 668,110

No. of Shows: 48

No. of Sellouts: 44

 

24. LUKE BRYAN

Total Gross: $45,558,589

Total Attendance: 1,143,727

Total Capacity: 1,153,536

No. of Shows: 75

No. of Sellouts: 65

 

25. IRON MAIDEN

Total Gross: $44,980,749

Total Attendance: 684,200

Total Capacity: 764,186

No. of Shows: 34

No. of Sellouts: 13

 

Top 25 Tours: x

 

Top 25 Boxscores: x

 

2014 TOP 25 TOURING ACTS

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Ranked by gross. Compiled from Billboard Boxscores reported from Nov. 13, 2013, to Nov. 11, 2014.

 

1. ONE DIRECTION

Total Gross: $290,178,452

Total Attendees: 3,439,560

No. of Shows: 69

 

2. JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE

Total Gross: $203,848,901

Total Attendees: 1,764,849

No. of Shows: 111

 

3. THE ROLLING STONES

Total Gross: $143,448,464

Total Attendees780,970

No. of Shows: 21

 

4. EAGLES

Total Gross: $127,939,979

Total Attendees954,954

No. of Shows: 70

 

5. KATY PERRY

Total Gross: $108,086,179

Total Attendees1,079,239

No. of Shows: 82

 

6. PAUL MCCARTNEY

Total Gross: $107,243,494

Total Attendees754,657

No. of Shows: 29

 

7. BRUNO MARS

Total Gross: $96,580,289

Total Attendees: 1,259,469

No. of Shows: 91

 

8. BEYONCÉ & JAY Z

Total Gross: $95,978,476

Total Attendees: 832,769

No. of Shows: 19

 

9. LADY GAGA

Total Gross: $80,679,636

Total Attendees: 894,763

No. of Shows: 76

 

10. MICHAEL BUBLÉ

Total Gross: $74,152,634

Total Attendees: 753,616

No. of Shows: 73

 

11. BILLY JOEL

Total Gross: $72,230,055

Total Attendees: 707,778

No. of Shows: 36

 

12. BEYONCÉ

Total Gross: $69,002,966

Total Attendees: 599,786

No. of Shows: 42

 

13. BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN & THE E STREET BAND

Total Gross: $64,929,714

Total Attendees: 554,032

No. of Shows: 32

 

14. LUKE BRYAN

Total Gross: $61,910,170

Total Attendees: 1,267,042

No. of Shows: 72

 

15. ELTON JOHN

Total Gross: $59,137,046

Total Attendees: 632,685

No. of Shows: 60

 

16. GEORGE STRAIT

Total Gross: $58,236,945

Total Attendees: 541,652

No. of Shows: 24

 

17. MILEY CYRUS

Total Gross: $57,982,939

Total Attendees: 738,029

No. of Shows: 66

 

18. CHER

Total Gross: $54,893,899

Total Attendees: 610,812

No. of Shows: 49

 

19. JASON ALDEAN

Total Gross: $53,294,905

Total Attendees: 1,116,870

No. of Shows: 70

 

20. ANDRÉ RIEU

Total Gross: $52,151,367

Total Attendees: 526,858

No. of Shows: 101

 

21. DEPECHE MODE

Total Gross: $48,989,069

Total Attendees: 588,213

No. of Shows: 44

 

22. DRAKE

Total Gross: $46,246,023

Total Attendees: 617,025

No. of Shows: 57

 

23. BON JOVI

Total Gross: $41,881,658

Total Attendees: 320,811

No. of Shows: 9

 

24. DAVE MATTHEWS BAND

Total Gross: $38,657,131

Total Attendees: 683,414

No. of Shows: 44

 

25. PEARL JAM

Total Gross: $37,901,243

Total Attendees: 529,336

No. of Shows: 31

 

x

 

2015 TOP 25 TOURING ACTS

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Ranked by gross. Compiled from Billboard Boxscores reported from Nov. 12, 2014, to Nov. 9, 2015.

 

1. TAYLOR SWIFT

Total Gross: $217,437,974

Total Attendees: 1,982,076

No. of Shows: 71

 

2. ONE DIRECTION

Total Gross: $208,008,704

Total Attendees: 2,337,938

No. of Shows: 80

 

3. U2

Total Gross: $133,614,474

Total Attendees1,125,624

No. of Shows: 64

 

4. THE ROLLING STONES

Total Gross: $131,460,125

Total Attendees710,663

No. of Shows: 18

 

5. KENNY CHESNEY

Total Gross: $114,094,584

Total Attendees1,335,022

No. of Shows: 57

 

6. FLEETWOOD MAC

Total Gross: $75,794,781

Total Attendees591,330

No. of Shows: 44

 

7. MAROON 5

Total Gross: $73,696,248

Total Attendees: 890,102

No. of Shows: 62

 

8. BILLY JOEL

Total Gross: $67,890,186

Total Attendees: 635,023

No. of Shows: 29

 

9. SHANIA TWAIN

Total Gross: $65,195,972

Total Attendees: 687,216

No. of Shows: 68

 

10. LUKE BRYAN

Total Gross: $56,615,030

Total Attendees: 1,014,822

No. of Shows: 55

 

11. KATY PERRY

Total Gross: $55,642,477

Total Attendees: 514,806

No. of Shows: 36

 

12. FOO FIGHTERS

Total Gross: $55,064,241

Total Attendees: 710,263

No. of Shows: 27

 

13. THE GRATEFUL DEAD

Total Gross: $52,232,413

Total Attendees: 361,933

No. of Shows: 5

 

14. NEIL DIAMOND

Total Gross: $49,705,232

Total Attendees: 456,228

No. of Shows: 46

 

15. ED SHEERAN

Total Gross: $47,827,901

Total Attendees: 746,420

No. of Shows: 56

 

16. MADONNA

Total Gross: $45,899,978

Total Attendees: 304,935

No. of Shows: 24

 

17. ANDRÉ RIEU

Total Gross: $42,881,605

Total Attendees: 533,700

No. of Shows: 79

 

18. DAVE MATTHEWS BAND

Total Gross: $41,794,475

Total Attendees: 721,099

No. of Shows: 50

 

19. ELTON JOHN

Total Gross: $38,589,145

Total Attendees: 296,655

No. of Shows: 49

 

20. 5 SECONDS OF SUMMER

Total Gross: $38,541,537

Total Attendees: 808,152

No. of Shows: 71

 

21. JUAN GABRIEL

Total Gross: $37,196,381

Total Attendees: 369,202

No. of Shows: 40

 

22. BETTE MIDLER

Total Gross: $36,599,832

Total Attendees: 286,787

No. of Shows: 32

 

23. TAKE THAT

Total Gross: $35,447,151

Total Attendees: 330,974

No. of Shows: 26

 

24. RUSH

Total Gross: $34,959,163

Total Attendees: 408,164

No. of Shows: 32

 

25. ERIC CHURCH

Total Gross: $29,825,582

Total Attendees: 632,788

No. of Shows: 55

 

x

 

2016 TOP 25 TOURING ACTS

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1. BEYONCÉ

Total Gross: $256,084,556

Total Attendees: 2,242,099

No. of Shows: 49

 

2. BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN & THE E STREET BAND

Total Gross: $255,364,196

Total Attendees: 2,278,038

No. of Shows: 73

 

3. COLDPLAY

Total Gross: $221,140,675

Total Attendees2,438,483

No. of Shows: 53

 

4. ADELE

Total Gross: $159,262,136

Total Attendees1,474,323

No. of Shows: 102

 

5. JUSTIN BIEBER

Total Gross: $139,029,288

Total Attendees1,518,951

No. of Shows: 96

 

6. GUNS N’ ROSES

Total Gross: $133,303,828

Total Attendees1,208,664

No. of Shows: 29

 

7. MADONNA

Total Gross: $123,904,358

Total Attendees: 740,544

No. of Shows: 58

 

8. THE ROLLING STONES

Total Gross: $90,941,371

Total Attendees: 743,425

No. of Shows: 14

 

9. BILLY JOEL

Total Gross: $71,654,982

Total Attendees: 661,950

No. of Shows: 25

 

10. DRAKE & FUTURE

Total Gross: $71,318,046

Total Attendees: 637,430

No. of Shows: 46

 

11. LUKE BRYAN

Total Gross: $70,617,781

Total Attendees: 1,170,109

No. of Shows: 67

 

12. KENNY CHESNEY

Total Gross: $69,883,735

Total Attendees: 918,673

No. of Shows: 30

 

13. PAUL MCCARTNEY

Total Gross: $64,493,965

Total Attendees: 487,981

No. of Shows: 19

 

14. IRON MAIDEN

Total Gross: $54,525,853

Total Attendees: 817,078

No. of Shows: 47

 

15. DIXIE CHICKS

Total Gross: $50,663,056

Total Attendees: 737,933

No. of Shows: 59

 

16. CARRIE UNDERWOOD

Total Gross: $49,762,645

Total Attendees: 731,266

No. of Shows: 68

 

17. CELINE DION

Total Gross: $47,861,258

Total Attendees: 347,332

No. of Shows: 26

 

18. PEARL JAM

Total Gross: $42,555,373

Total Attendees: 637,477

No. of Shows: 24

 

19. DAVID GILMOUR

Total Gross: $42,329,992

Total Attendees: 398,809

No. of Shows: 17

 

20. DEAD & COMPANY

Total Gross: $42,210,257

Total Attendees: 540,014

No. of Shows: 33

 

21. MAROON 5

Total Gross: $41,498,025

Total Attendees: 593,880

No. of Shows: 25

 

22. DAVE MATTHEWS BAND

Total Gross: $41,128,114

Total Attendees: 697,198

No. of Shows: 48

 

23. ANDRÉ RIEU

Total Gross: $40,169,471

Total Attendees: 438,398

No. of Shows: 71

 

24. PHISH

Total Gross: $39,428,116

Total Attendees: 647,425

No. of Shows: 40

 

25. 5 SECONDS OF SUMMER

Total Gross: $38,644,896

Total Attendees: 743,906

No. of Shows: 102

 

Top 25 Tours: x

 

Top 25 Boxscores: x

 

2017 TOP 25 TOURING ACTS

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Billboard's year-end touring charts are based on Billboard Boxscore data that reflects the charts dated Nov. 26, 2016, through Nov. 18, 2017.

 

1. U2

Total Gross: $316,990,940

Total Attendees: 2,713,136

No. of Shows: 50

 

2. GUNS N' ROSES

Total Gross: $313,691,061

Total Attendees: 2,904,270

No. of Shows: 80

 

3. COLDPLAY

Total Gross: $278,179,596

Total Attendees2,708,420

No. of Shows: 57

 

4. BRUNO MARS

Total Gross: $159,305,612

Total Attendees1,567,230

No. of Shows: 106

 

5. DEPECHE MODE

Total Gross: $123,491,472

Total Attendees1,565,455

No. of Shows: 60

 

6. ED SHEERAN

Total Gross: $122,286,051

Total Attendees: 1,496,352

No. of Shows: 105

 

7. THE ROLLING STONES

Total Gross: $119,957,689

Total Attendees: 755,345

No. of Shows: 14

 

8. JUSTIN BIEBER

Total Gross: $111,570,002

Total Attendees: 1,253,858

No. of Shows: 44

 

9. METALLICA

Total Gross: $111,098,207

Total Attendees: 1,140,263

No. of Shows: 29

 

10. ROGER WATERS

Total Gross: $92,696,110

Total Attendees: 757,480

No. of Shows: 63

 

11. BILLY JOEL

Total Gross: $82,639,408

Total Attendees: 719,976

No. of Shows: 29

 

12. TIM MCGRAW & FAITH HILL

Total Gross: $78,997,857

Total Attendees: 933,641

No. of Shows: 79

 

13. ARIANA GRANDE

Total Gross: $71,113,374

Total Attendees: 875,386

No. of Shows: 75

 

14. RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS

Total Gross: $67,027,588

Total Attendees: 776,274

No. of Shows: 58

 

15. CELINE DION

Total Gross: $65,106,082

Total Attendees: 469,153

No. of Shows: 26

 

16. TOM PETTY & THE HEARTBREAKERS

Total Gross: $61,095,590

Total Attendees: 637,671

No. of Shows: 44

 

17. THE WEEKND

Total Gross: $58,711,558

Total Attendees: 687,828

No. of Shows: 52

 

18. PAUL MCCARTNEY

Total Gross: $58,483,546

Total Attendees: 415,463

No. of Shows: 20

 

19. FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE

Total Gross: $56,534,821

Total Attendees: 1,041,923

No. of Shows: 76

 

20. STING

Total Gross: $55,113,438

Total Attendees: 634,260

No. of Shows: 95

 

21. ERIC CHURCH

Total Gross: $54,970,443

Total Attendees: 896,620

No. of Shows: 65

 

22. NEIL DIAMOND

Total Gross: $53,896,820

Total Attendees: 536,381

No. of Shows: 46

 

23. JOHN MAYER

Total Gross: $53,708,764

Total Attendees: 760,884

No. of Shows: 57

 

24. LUKE BRYAN

Total Gross: $53,317,065

Total Attendees: 957,023

No. of Shows: 65

 

25. LADY GAGA

Total Gross: $52,101,385

Total Attendees: 440,551

No. of Shows: 20

 

Top 25 Tours: x

 

Top 25 Boxscores: x

 

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**AB/BB did not track figures outside North America prior to 1995. It was only in 1995, that it started to consistently report international figures which would appear in the Billboard Boxscore charts. 

 

**For a while, only the mid and year-end top 10 touring acts and top 100 boxscores were reported (same as Pollstar). Billboard only start publishing the top 25 tours from 2001.

 

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jezebelvictoria
25 minutes ago, Travis Bickle said:

8. SPICE GIRLS

Total gross: $70,123,272

Total attendance: 581,066

Total capacity: 595,220

No of shows: 45

No of sellouts: 34

:alexz:

 

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FreeXone

Janet did a few times...but I feel it is missing her Janet tour.

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celinehit

Céline is still the higuest grossing artist of the 2000s

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Zymphonic

Shania = #10, #5, #21, #3, #9 from just three tours and only two supporting new music (#3, #1, #3, #2, #2 among females).

 

Yes, my fave made it... without flopping.  :fan:

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Taylor.
58 minutes ago, Travis Bickle said:

1. TAYLOR SWIFT

Total Gross: $217,437,974

Total Attendees: 1,982,076

No. of Shows: 71

:clap3: 

 

hopefully she'll demolish 2018 with the Rep tour (unless Ed takes it) :clap3: 

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Oxygen

Ariana being the #1 female for 2017 :clap3: 

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suneclipse121

1. BEYONCÉ

Total Gross: $256,084,556

Total Attendees: 2,242,099

No. of Shows: 49

 

Legend:clap3:

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Madonno

Madonna slaying so ****ing hard :clap3:

 

But U2 and The Rolling Stones are really monster.

Dont ever take a break? :rip:

 

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1. BEYONCÉ

Total Gross: $256,084,556
Total Attendees: 2,242,099
No. of Shows: 49

 

 

LEGENDARY. Can't wait for her next solo tour next decade

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KKCuteCat

How comes Avril Lavigne never made the chart. The Best Damn Tour made $60 million?

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ViviLittleM

Some numbers are so false, also a lot of artists are missing :rip:

I already can say JWT by Lady Gaga is missing from the 2017 list :rip: (oh nvm just noticed it's from Billboard Year End when the whole year isn't even complete)

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Katamari

it seemed like it was much harder to get a show 100 percent sold out back then. Not even legends could do it :skull:

 

Grateful Dead fans went in tho :skull:

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Maxi Underdog

3. P!NK

Total Gross: $147,947,543

Total Attendance: 1,581,939

Total Capacity: 1,583,801

No. of Shows: 114

No. of Sellouts: 111

 

Of course she did ;)

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stevyy

Close Encounters Tour by Robbie Williams is missing... afterall he is one of the biggest live entertainment acts ever on earth.

 

2003 Tour is also missing.. it is the one with 300,000 people in Knebworth.

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2 hours ago, Katamari said:

it seemed like it was much harder to get a show 100 percent sold out back then. Not even legends could do it :skull:

 

Grateful Dead fans went in tho :skull:

Because back in the day you couldn't fake sould-outs like right now. 

You could literally rent a stadium, have 10 tickets to sell and calling it a sellout since you sold all those 10 tickets available. 

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8. Madonna (1990, NA ONLY)

Total gross: $19,392,624.

Total attendance: 811,000.

35 shows. 35 sellouts.

 

6. Madonna (1993, NA ONLY. top 10 with 11 shows only)

Total gross: $15,193,698.

Total attendance: 312,882.

11 shows. 11 sellouts.

 

4. Madonna (2001)

Total gross: $74,051,171

Total attendance (capacity): 730,859 (730,859)

No. of shows (sellouts): 47 (47)

 

1. Madonna (2004)

Total gross: $124,780,787.

Total attendance: 900,748.

Total capacity: 908,473.

No. of shows: 56.

No. of sellouts: 55.

 

2. MADONNA (2006)

Total gross: $194,754,447.

Total attendance: 1,209,618.

Total capacity: 1,210,294.

No. of shows: 60.

No. of sellouts: 58.

 

3. MADONNA (2008)

Total gross: $185,696,018

Total attendance: 1,357,906

Total capacity: 1,369,452

No. of shows: 39

No. of sellouts: 38

 

2. MADONNA (2009)

Total Gross: $222,017,248

Total Attendance: 2,187,993

Total Capacity: 2,187,993

Number of Shows: 46

Number of Sell-Outs: 46

 

1. MADONNA (2012)

Total Gross: $228,406,085

Total Attendance: 1,635,176

Total Capacity: 1,635,176

Number of Shows: 72

Number of Sell-Outs: 72

 

14. MADONNA (2013)

Total Gross: $76,752,277

Total Attendance: 577,169

Total Capacity: 577,169

No. of Shows: 16

No. of Sellouts: 16

 

16. MADONNA (2015)

Total Gross: $45,899,978

Total Attendees: 304,935

No. of Shows: 24

 

7. MADONNA (2016)

Total Gross: $123,904,358

Total Attendees: 740,544

No. of Shows: 58

 

I mean... :deadbanana2:

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White_King

Yes Britney made it 4 times :alexz3:

 

Slay at Beyonce and Madonna stomping all over these men

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Travis Bickle
14 hours ago, KKCuteCat said:

How comes Avril Lavigne never made the chart. The Best Damn Tour made $60 million?

I just copy-and-pasted the reports.

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1. BEYONCÉ

Total Gross: $256,084,556

Total Attendees: 2,242,099

No. of Shows: 49

 

#Savage :dies:

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