Top 20 Tours of 2017

posted by Matt Cruz -

According to Pollstar, the touring industry publication, here's a list of the Top 20 tours of the year and U2's 30th anniversary outing of The Joshua Tree tops the list. The tour grossed $316-million from 2.71-million tickets sold.

Guns n' Roses and the second year of their Not in This Lifetime reunion tour was second with $292.5-million grossed and 2.68-million tickets sold.

Coldplay was third with $238 million grossed followed by Bruno Mars at four with a gross of $200.1-million and Metallica rounds out the Top 5 with a gross of $152.8-million.

Pollstar Top 20 tours of 2017:

1. U2 - $316-million

2. Guns n' Roses - $292.5-million

3. Coldplay - $238-million

4. Bruno Mars - $200.1-million

5. Metallica - $152.8-million

6. Depeche Mode - $141.1-million

7. Paul McCartney - $132-million

8. Ed Sheeran - $124.1-million

9. The Rolling Stones - $120-million

10. Garth Brooks - $101.4-million

11. Celine Dion - $101.2-million

12. Justin Bieber - $93.7-million

13. Roger Waters - $92.1-million

14. Bruce Springsteen - $87.8-million

15. Lady Gaga - $85.7-million

16. Billy Joel - $82.3-million

17. The Weekend - $80-million

18. Tim McGraw & Faith Hill - $79.3-million

19. Red Hot Chili Peppers - $73.5-million

20. Ariana Grande - $66.5-million

Some interesting side notes -- The Rolling Stones take of $120-million was from just 14 shows. And Bruce Springsteen's gross of $87.8-million is from 60 shows on his Springsteen on Broadway residency, where the nightly capacity of the Walter Kerr Theatre is 975. The average ticket price is $1,500.

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