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  • Highest Grossing Live Acts of All-Time

    We have a Las Vegas Residencies database - the best such resource on the net - and I wanted to see if we could achieve the same but this time including all live performance grosses to give us the list of the highest grossing live performance acts of all-time.

    We'll have an overall list and three separate lists: males, females and groups.

    In here, we'll also include a list of the highest-grossing tours of all-time and some record-breaking box-office grosses also.

    A lot of the leg work has already been done by our very own @matheusbelmont - so massive thanks to him.

    Some of the data looks to be outdated - not massively - therefore, please bear that in mind when casting your comments. My plan is to look into each act individually and where possible, build a database of each act's numbers.

    Note - all forms of live performance count towards the totals of each act, be that residencies, tours or collaboration tours. If you have the numbers ready for your favourite acts, please post them to save me some leg work. If you're making estimations, please make sure they are educated - if I like the look of them, I'll include them in the database.

    I'll focus on the women first - for clarity, the format will be:

    Year / Tour Name / Total Gross / Total Attendance

    I might then also do some detail work behind the averages.

  • #2
    Highest Grossing Bands and Groups

    1. The Rolling Stones - $ 2,614 billion
    2. U2 - $ 2,187 billion
    3. Bon Jovi - $ 1,478 billion
    4. Eagles - $ 1,227 billion
    5. Metallica - $ 1,150 billion
    6. AC / DC - $ 1,107 billion
    7. Coldplay - $ 1,056 billion
    8. Dave Matthews Band - $ 951 million
    9. Aerosmith - $ 822 million
    10. Guns N Roses - $ 821 million

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    • #3
      Highest Grossing Male Soloists

      1. Bruce Springsteen – $1.955 billion
      2. Elton John – $1.941 billion
      3. Paul McCartney – $1.263 billion
      4. Billy Joel – $1.151 billion
      5. Kenny Chesney – $1.063 billion
      6. Rod Stewart – $840 million
      7. Eric Clapton – $837 million
      8. Robbie Williams – $835 million
      9. Bob Dylan – $795 million
      10. Roger Waters – $791 million

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      • #4
        Highest Grossing Female Soloists

        1. Celine Dion – $1.465 billion
        2. Madonna – $1.450 billion
        3. Beyonce – $1.033 billion
        4. Taylor Swift – $936.7 million
        5. Pink – $834.2 million
        6. Lady Gaga – $663.8 million
        7. Cher – $659.1 million
        8. Britney Spears – $569.3 million
        9. Tina Turner – $561.2 million
        10. Rihanna - $451.2 million
        11. Katy Perry - $388.8 million
        12. Barbra Streisand - $376.8 million
        13. Shania Twain - $367.0 million
        14. Shakira - $357.3 million
        15. Janet Jackson - $353.8 million
        16. Kylie Minogue - $306.2 million
        17. Faith Hill - $294.5 million
        18. Adele - $286.9 million
        19. Mariah Carey - $255.4 million
        20. Whitney Houston - $248.5 million
        21. Ariana Grande - $244.6 million
        22. Carrie Underwood - $238.9 million
        23. Miley Cyrus - $216.5 million
        24. Christina Aguilera - $158.0 million

        Top 10 - Highest Grossing Female Artists of All-Time

        Céline Dion

        Total Shows:
        2,057
        Total Tickets:
        15,525,989
        Total Gross: $1,465,476,132

        1983 - Les chemins de ma maison:
        40 shows / $200,000 grossed / 40,000 tickets
        1985 - Céline Dion en concert: 42 shows / $400,000 grossed / 45,000 tickets
        1988 - Tournee Incognito: 75 shows / $2,000,000 grossed / 150,000 tickets
        1990 - Unison Tour: 75 shows / $2,500,000 grossed / 150,000 tickets
        1992 - Céline Dion in Concert: 74 shows / $12,000,000 grossed / 500,000 tickets
        1994 - The Colour of My Love Tour: 98 shows / $33,000,000 grossed / 1,300,000 tickets
        1995 - D'eux Tour: 47 shows / $13,000,000 grossed / 500,000 tickets
        1996 - Falling Into You: Around the World: 148 shows / $85,000,000 grossed / 2,200,000 tickets
        1998 - Let's Talk About Love World Tour: 97 shows / $125,000,000 grossed / 2,300,000 tickets
        2003 - A New Day...Live in Las Vegas (Las Vegas): 717 shows / $387,175,632 grossed / 2,827,423 tickets
        2008 - Taking Chances World Tour: 132 shows / $279,200,000 grossed / 2,300,000 tickets
        2011 - Céline (Las Vegas): 427 shows / $296,200,000 grossed / 1,741,175 tickets
        2013 - Tournee Europeenne 2013: 10 shows / $25,607,892 grossed / 143,261 tickets
        2016 - Summer Tour 2016: 28 shows / $49,661,258 grossed / 365,332 tickets
        2017 - Céline Dion Live 2017: 25 shows / $63,335,375 grossed / 457,923 tickets
        2018 - Céline Dion Live 2018: 22 shows / $56,476,891 grossed / 259,443 tickets
        2019 - Courage World Tour: 122 shows / $34,719,084 grossed / 246,432 tickets

        Thanks to brunosilva for some of the above Céline Dion numbers.

        Madonna

        Total Shows:
        592
        Total Tickets:
        14,857,343
        Total Gross: $1,450,062,636

        1985 - The Virgin Tour: 40 shows / $5,000,000 grossed / 360,000 tickets
        1987 - Who's That Girl Tour: 38 shows / $25,000,000 grossed / 1,500,000 tickets
        1990 - Blond Ambition Tour: 57 shows / $65,700,000 grossed / 1,800,000 tickets
        1993 - The Girlie Show Tour: 39 shows / $60,300,000 grossed / 1,500,000 tickets
        2001 - Drowned World Tour: 47 shows / 76,792,245 grossed / 732,606 tickets
        2004 - Re-Invention World Tour: 56 shows / $124,790,787 grossed / 896,787 tickets
        2006 - Confessions Tour: 60 shows / $194,754,447 grossed / 1,209,593 tickets
        2008 - Sticky & Sweet Tour: 85 shows / $407,713,266 grossed / 3,545,899 tickets
        2012 - The MDNA Tour: 88 shows / $305,158,362 grossed / 2,212,345 tickets
        2015 - Rebel Heart Tour: 82 shows / $169,804,336 grossed / 1,045,479 tickets
        2019 - Madame X Tour: 87 shows / $15,149,193 grossed / 54,634 tickets (ongoing)

        Thanks to mjdangerous for some of the above Madonna numbers.
        Beyoncé

        Total Shows:
        498
        Total Tickets:
        7,704,929*
        Total Gross:
        $1,033,509,736

        2003 - Dangerously In Love Tour:
        10 shows / $3,600,000 grossed / *
        2004 - Verizon Ladies Tour: 30 shows / $20,400,000 grossed / 300,000 tickets
        2007 - The Beyoncé Experience: 96 shows / $75,000,000 grossed / *
        2009 - I Am...World Tour: 108 shows / $103,000,000 grossed / *
        2009 - I Am...Yours: 4 shows / $3,000,000 grossed / 6,000 tickets
        2013 - The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour: 132 shows / $208,300,000 grossed / 2,000,000 tickets
        2014 - On the Run Tour: 21 shows / $109,610,198 grossed / 979,781 tickets
        2016 - The Formation World Tour: 49 shows / $256,084,556 grossed / 2,242,099 tickets
        2018 - On the Run II Tour: 48 shows / $254,514,982 grossed / 2,177,049 tickets

        * Need an estimated tickets sold figure for the tours marked with an asterisk.

        Taylor Swift

        Total Shows:
        452
        Total Tickets:
        8,512,907
        Total Gross:
        $936,796,644

        2009 - Fearless Tour:
        118 shows / $66,500,000 / *
        2011 - Speak Now World Tour: 110 shows / $123,678,576 grossed / 1,642,435 tickets
        2013 - The Red Tour: 86 shows / $150,184,971 grossed / 1,702,933 tickets
        2015 - The 1989 World Tour: 85 shows / $250,733,097 grossed / 2,278,647 tickets
        2018 - Reputation Stadium Tour: 53 shows / $345,700,000 grossed / 2,888,892 tickets
        2020 - Lover Fest: 16 shows / /

        * Need an estimated tickets sold figure for the Fearless Tour.

        P!nk

        Total Shows:
        738
        Total Tickets:
        7,964,484
        Total Gross:
        $834,261,847

        2002 - Party Tour:
        56 shows / $8,000,000 grossed / 200,000 tickets
        2004 - Try This Tour: 68 shows / $21,500,000 grossed / 437,500 tickets
        2006 - I'm Not Dead Tour: 138 shows / $60,000,000 grossed / 675,000 tickets
        2009 - Funhouse Tour: 151 shows / $117,000,000 grossed / 1,550,026 tickets
        2010 - The Funhouse Summer Carnival Tour: 34 shows / $46,400,000 grossed / *
        2013 - The Truth About Love Tour: 132 shows / $184,061,847 grossed / 1,997,614 tickets
        2018 - Beautiful Trauma World Tour: 159 shows / $397,300,000 grossed / 3,104,344 tickets

        Thanks to matheusbelmont for some of the above P!nk numbers.

        * Need an estimated tickets sold figure for the The Funhouse Summer Canival Tour.

        Lady Gaga

        Total Shows:
        546
        Total Tickets:
        6,583,305
        Total Gross: $663,888,830

        2009 - The Fame Ball Tour:
        43 shows / $3,100,000 grossed / 85,000 tickets
        2009 - The Monster Ball Tour: 203 shows / $227,400,000 grossed / 2,546,600 tickets
        2012 - Born This Way Ball: 98 shows / $188,500,000 grossed / 1,830,500 tickets
        2014 - Live at Roseland Ballroom: 7 shows / $1,522,800 grossed / 24,532 tickets
        2014 - ArtRave: The Artpop Ball: 79 shows / $84,799,181 grossed / 909,792 tickets
        2014 - Cheek to Cheek Tour: 36 shows / $15,300,000 grossed / 176,267 tickets
        2017 - Joanne World Tour: 49 shows / $94,911,783 grossed / 841,935 tickets
        2018 - Enigma (Las Vegas): 31 shows / $48,355,068 grossed / 168,679 tickets (ongoing)

        Thanks to nympho for some of the above Lady Gaga numbers.

        Cher

        Total Shows:
        942
        Total Tickets:
        8,581,0641
        Total Gross: $659,129,115

        1979 - Cher in Concert:
        25 shows / $2,000,000 grossed / 125,000 tickets
        1979 - A Celebration at Caesar's Palace (Las Vegas): 97 shows / $7,000,000 grossed / 300,000 tickets
        1989 - Heart of Stone Tour:
        89 shows / $24,000,000 grossed / 700,000 tickets
        1991 - Love Hurts Tour: 42 shows / $7,500,000 grossed / 200,000 tickets
        1999 - Do You Believe?: 122 shows / $84,000,000 grossed / 1,500,000 tickets
        2002 - Living Proof: The Farewell Tour: 326 shows / $232,000,000 grossed / 3,300,000 tickets
        2008 - Cher (Las Vegas): 192 shows / $97,421,298 grossed / 697,765 tickets
        2014 - Dressed to Kill Tour: 49 shows / $55,112,056 grossed / 610,413 tickets
        2017 - Classic Cher (Las Vegas): 108 shows / $51,563,618 grossed / 339,994 tickets (ongoing)
        2018 - Here We Go Again Tour: 108 shows / $98,532,143 grossed / 807,892 tickets (ongoing)

        Britney Spears

        Total Shows:
        747
        Total Tickets:
        6,619,795
        Total Gross: $569,365,938

        1999 -
        ...Baby One More Time Tour: 56 shows / $7,600,000 grossed / 351,000 tickets
        2000 - (You Drive Me) Crazy Tour:
        23 shows / $10,022,327 grossed / 300,363 tickets
        2000 - Oops!...I Did It Again Tour: 88 shows / $41,344,483 grossed / 1,380,309 tickets
        2001 - Dream Within a Dream Tour: 68 shows / $56,847,697 grossed / 1,020,293 tickets
        2004 - The Onyx Hotel Tour:
        53 shows / $35,097,657 grossed / 312,655 tickets
        2007 - The M+M's Tour: 6 shows / $350,000 grossed / 8,300 tickets
        2009 - The Circus Starring Britney Spears: 97 shows / $142,615,057 grossed / 1,500,000 tickets
        2011 - The Femme Fatale Tour: 77 shows / $83,493,539 grossed / 830,000 tickets
        2013 - Britney: Piece of Me (Las Vegas): 249 shows / $137,695,392 grossed / 916,875 tickets
        2018 - Piece of Me Tour: 30 shows / $54,300,000 grossed / *

        Thanks to Instinct for some of the above Britney numbers.

        * Need an estimated tickets sold figure for the Piece of Me Tour as the number I've seen doesn't seem reliable.

        Tina Turner

        Total Shows:
        1,261+
        Total Tickets:
        17,758,264
        Total Gross: $561,225,408

        1977 - Australian Tour: 12 shows / $850,000 grossed / 95,000 tickets
        1978 - Wild Lady of Rock Tour: 48 shows / $3,000,000 grossed / 250,000 tickets
        1982 - Nice 'n' Rough Tour/Live 1984: 130 shows+ / $5,000,000 grossed / 900,000 tickets
        1985 - Private Dancer Tour: 180 shows / $36,000,000 grossed / 2,250,000 tickets
        1987 - Break Every Rule World Tour: 218 shows / $60,000,000 grossed / 3,500,000 tickets
        1990 - Foreign Affair: The Farewell Tour: 121 shows / $55,000,000 grossed / 3,000,000 tickets
        1993 - What's Love? Tour: 86 shows / $28,000,000 grossed / 800,000 tickets
        1996 - Wildest Dreams Tour: 255 shows / $120,000,000 grossed / 3,400,000 tickets
        2000 - Twenty Four Seven Tour: 121 shows / $122,500,000 grossed / 2,400,000 tickets
        2008 - Tina!: 50th Anniversary Tour: 90 shows / $130,875,408 grossed / 1,163,264 tickets

        Rihanna

        Total Shows:
        ​443
        Total Tickets:
        5,871,380
        Total Gross: $451,200,000

        2006 - Rihanna: Live in Concert Tour:
        27 shows / $800,000 grossed / 40,000 tickets
        2007 - Good Girl Gone Bad Tour: 80 shows / $28,000,000 grossed / 750,000 tickets
        2010 - Last Girl on Earth: 65 shows / $47,000,000 grossed / 650,000 tickets
        2011 - Loud Tour: 98 shows / $90,000,000 grossed / 1,200,000 tickets
        2013 - Diamonds World Tour: 96 shows / $141,900,000 grossed / 1,675,522 tickets
        2014 - The Monster Tour: 6 shows / $36,000,000 grossed / 315,858 tickets
        2016 - Anti World Tour: 71 shows / $107,500,000 grossed / 1,240,000 tickets

        Others

        The below acts are outside of the top 10 highest-grossing female artists of all-time but have all grossed over $100m.

        Katy Perry

        Total Shows:
        ​479
        Total Tickets:
        4,646,817
        Total Gross: $388,870,933

        2009 - Hello Katy Tour:
        89 shows / $4,250,000 grossed / 195,000 tickets
        2011 - California Dreams Tour: 124 shows / $59,500,00 grossed / 1,200,000 tickets
        2014 - Prismatic World Tour: 151 shows / $204,300,000 grossed / 1,984,503 tickets
        2017 - Witness: The Tour: 115 shows / $120,820,933 grossed / 1,267,314 tickets

        Barbra Streisand

        Total Shows:
        ​101
        Total Tickets:
        1,494,958
        Total Gross: $376,828,605

        1966 - An Evening with Barbra Streisand: shows / gross / 70,000 tickets
        1994 - Barbra Streisand in Concert: 26 shows / $68,000,000 grossed / 340,000 tickets
        1999 - Timeless: 10 shows / $70,000,000 grossed / 220,000 tickets
        2006 - Streisand: 29 shows / $119,500,000 grossed / 410,000 tickets
        2012 - Barbra Live - 20 shows / $66,328,605 grossed / 254,958 tickets
        2016 - Barbra: The Music, The Mem'ries, The Magic: 16 shows / $53,000,000 grossed / 200,000 tickets

        Shania Twain

        Total Shows:
        ​555
        Total Tickets:
        5,919,519
        Total Gross: $367,040,700

        1998 - Come On Over Tour:
        165 shows /$85,000,000 grossed / 2,320,000 tickets
        2003 - Up! Tour: 113 shows /$87,000,000 grossed / 1,630,000 tickets
        2012 - Shania: Still The One (Las Vegas): 105 shows / $43,563,050 grossed / 346,021 tickets
        2015 - Rock This Country Tour: 72shows / $72,500,000 grossed / 740,000 tickets
        2018 - Now Tour: 77 shows /$76,000,000 grossed / 860,000 tickets
        2019 - Let's Go! (Las Vegas): 23shows / $2,977,650 grossed / 23,498 tickets (ongoing)

        Shakira

        Total Shows: ​421
        Total Tickets:
        5,094,435
        Total Gross:
        $357,350,000

        1996 - Tour Pies Descalzos: 60 shows / $22,500,000 grossed / 750,000 tickets
        2000 - Tour Anfibio: 21 shows / $11,750,000 grossed / 250,000 tickets
        2002 - Tour of the Mongoose: 61 shows / $72,000,000 grossed / 910,000 tickets
        2006 - Oral Fixation Tour: 116 shows / $106,000,000 grossed / 1,600,000 tickets
        2010 - The Sun Comes Out World Tour: 108 shows / $70,100,000 grossed / 834,435 tickets
        2018 - El Dorado World Tour: 55 shows / $75,000,000 grossed / 750,000 tickets

        Janet Jackson

        Total Shows:
        ​661
        Total Tickets:
        6,870,085
        Total Gross: $353,847,084

        1990 - Rhythm Nation World Tour 1990: 131 shows / $45,000,000 grossed / 1,500,000 tickets
        1993 - Janet World Tour: 123 shows / $60,000,000 grossed / 1,500,000 tickets
        1998 - The Velvet Rope Tour: 125 shows / $70,000,000 grossed / 1,600,000 tickets
        2001 - All for You Your: 73 shows / $52,700,000 grossed / 865,000 tickets
        2008 - Rock Witchu Tour: 17 shows / $11,747,228 grossed / 133,272 tickets
        2011 - Number Ones, Up Close and Personal: 81 shows / $47,500,000 grossed / 485,000 tickets
        2015 - Unbreakable World Tour: 37 shows / $21,100,000 grossed / 260,000 tickets
        2016 - State of The World Tour: 56 shows / $32,800,000 grossed / 450,000 tickets
        2019 - Janet Jackson: Metamorphosis: 18 shows / $12,999,856 grossed / 76,813 tickets

        Kylie Minogue

        Total Shows:
        ​495
        Total Tickets:
        4,018,578
        Total Gross: $306,253,555

        1989 - Disco in Dream / The Hitman Roadshow: 14 shows / $2,000,000 grossed / 100,000 tickets
        1990 - Enjoy Yourself Tour: 24 shows / $3,750,000 grossed / 150,000 tickets
        1991 - Rhythm of Love Tour: 19 shows / $2,500,000 grossed / 100,000 tickets
        1991 - Let's Get to It Tour: 12 shows / $1,750,000 grossed / 70,000 tickets
        1998 - Intimate and Live: 22 shows / $2,700,000 grossed / 60,000 tickets
        2001 - On a Night Like This: 46 shows / $16,000,000 grossed / 320,000 tickets
        2002 - KylieFever2002: 49 shows / $32,500,000 grossed / 500,000 tickets
        2005 - Showgirl: The Greatest Hits Tour: 37 shows / $26,000,000 grossed / 375,000 tickets
        2006 - Showgirl: The Homecoming Tour: 34 shows / $40,336,636 grossed / 435,681 tickets
        2008 - KylieX2008: 74 shows / $70,000,000 grossed / 830,000 tickets
        2009 - For You, For Me: 9 shows / $3,095,221 grossed / 37,132 tickets
        2011 - Aphrodite: Les Folies Tour: 77 shows / $56,400,000 grossed / 530,000 tickets
        2012 - Anti Tour: 7 shows / $1,721,698 grossed / 15,765 tickets
        2014 - Kiss Me Once Tour: 35 shows / $21,250,000 grossed / 250,000 tickets
        2015 - A Kylie Christmas: 3 shows / $2,750,000 grossed / 15,000 tickets
        2018 - Golden Tour: 33 shows / $23,500,000 grossed / 230,000 tickets

        Faith Hill

        Total Shows: ​295
        Total Tickets:
        3,800,000
        Total Gross:
        $294,500,000

        2000 - Soul2Soul Tour:
        65 shows / $50,000,000 grossed / 950,000 tickets
        2006 - Soul2Soul II Tour: 118 shows / $141,000,000 grossed / 1,600,000 tickets
        2017 - Soul2Soul: The World Tour: 112 shows / $103,500,000 grossed / 1,250,000 tickets

        Adele

        Total Shows:
        250
        Total Tickets:
        2,800,000
        Total Gross: $286,978,825

        2008 - An Evening with Adele: 78 shows / $3,500,000 grossed / 130,000 tickets
        2011 - Adele Live: 51 shows / $6,000,000 grossed / 200,000 tickets
        2016 - Adele Live 2016: 121 shows / $277,478,825 / 2,470,000 tickets

        Mariah Carey

        Total Shows:
        436
        Total Tickets:
        3,617,184
        Total Gross: $255,453,704

        1993 - Music Box Tour: 6 shows / $2,400,000 grossed / 75,000 tickets
        1996 - Daydream World Tour: 7 shows / $5,500,000 grossed / 180,000 tickets
        1998 - Butterfly World Tour: 12 shows / $12,500,000 grossed / 310,000 tickets
        2001 - Rainbow World Tour:
        19 shows / $22,500,000 grossed / 400,000 tickets
        2003 - Charmbracelet World Tour: 69 shows / $30,000,000 grossed / 600,000 tickets
        2006 - The Aventures of Mimi: 40 shows / $42,500,000 grossed / 480,000 tickets
        2009 - Live at the Pearl: 4 shows / $1,200,000 grossed / 10,000 tickets
        2009 - Angels Advocate Tour: 26 shows / $12,000,000 grossed / 90,000 tickets
        2013 - Triumphant Australian Tour: 3 shows / $2,400,000 grossed / 20,000 tickets
        2014 - The Elusive Chanteuse Show: 20 shows / $17,000,000 grossed / 300,000 tickets
        2014 - All I Want for Christmas Is You...: 56 shows / $15,479,133 grossed / 156,625 (doesn't include 2019 dates)
        2015 - #1 to Infinity: 50 shows / $23,912,616 grossed / 201,061 tickets
        2016 - The Sweet Sweet Fantasy Tour: 31 shows / $17,000,000 grossed / 260,000 tickets
        2017 - All The Hits Tour: 22 shows / $17,498,049 grossed / 223,665 tickets
        2018 - The Butterfly Returns (Las Vegas): 25 shows / $6,063,906 grossed / 40,833 tickets (ongoing)
        2018 - Mariah Carey: Live in Concert: 12 shows / $14,000,000 grossed / 150,000 tickets
        2019 - Caution World Tour: 34 shows / $13,500,000 grossed / 120,000 tickets

        Whitney Houston

        Total Shows:
        ​574
        Total Tickets:
        6,010,000
        Total Gross: $248,550,000

        1986 - The Greatest Love World Tour: 50 shows / $8,000,000 grossed / 500,000 tickets
        1987 - Moment of Truth World Tour: 152 shows / $40,000,000 grossed / 1,750,000 tickets
        1990 - Feels So Right Tour: 14 shows / $4,200,000 grossed / 120,000 tickets
        1991 - I'm Your Baby Tonight World Tour: 96 shows / $21,600,000 grossed / 900,000 tickets
        1993 - The Bodyguard World Tour: 120 shows / $75,000,000 grossed / 1,400,000 tickets
        1997 - Pacific Rim Tour: 9 shows / $11,000,000 grossed / 200,000 tickets
        1998 - The European Tour: 10 shows / $5,000,000 grossed / 110,000 tickets
        1999 - My Love Is Your Love World Tour: 66 shows / $35,750,000 / 650,000 tickets
        2004 - Soul Divas Tour: 7 shows / $3,000,000 grossed / 50,000 tickets
        2009 - Nothing but Love World Tour: 50 shows / $45,000,000 grossed / 330,000 tickets

        Ariana Grande

        Total Shows:
        ​277
        Total Tickets:
        2,991,558
        Total Gross: $244,635,826

        2013 - The Listening Sessions: 11 shows / $800,000 grossed / 25,261 tickets
        2015 - The Honeymoon Tour: 88 shows / $46,000,000 grossed / 890,000 tickets
        2017 - Dangerous Woman Tour: 77 shows / $69,721,319 grossed / 900,554 tickets
        2019 - The Sweetener Tour: 101 shows / $128,114,507 grossed / 1,175,743 tickets (13 unreported shows)

        Carrie Underwood

        Total Shows:
        ​450
        Total Tickets:
        4,169,672
        Total Gross: $238,985,980

        2010 - Play On Tour:
        109 shows / $38,300,000 grossed / 778,930 tickets
        2012 - Blown Away Tour: 114 shows / $52,800,000 grossed / 873,199 tickets
        2016 - Storyteller Tour: Stories in the Round: 92 shows / $56,804,491 grossed / 1,200,00 tickets
        2016 - Ripcord World Tour: 71 shows / $33,581,489 grossed / 612,543 tickets
        2019 - Cry Pretty Tour 360: 64 shows / $57,500,000 grossed / 705,000 tickets

        Miley Cyrus

        Total Shows:
        ​234
        Total Tickets:
        2,937,514
        Total Gross: $216,591,255

        2007 - Best of Both Worlds Tour: 70 shows / $54,000,000 grossed / 1,000,000 tickets
        2009 - Wonder World Tour: 56 shows / $66,941,255 grossed / 807,514 tickets
        2011 - Gypsy Heart World Tour: 21 shows / $30,000,000 grossed / 290,000 tickets
        2014 - Bangerz Tour: 78 shows: $62,900,000 grossed / 800,000 tickets
        2015 - Milky Milky Milk Tour: 9 shows / $2,750,000 grossed / 40,000 tickets

        Christina Aguilera

        Total Shows:
        ​284
        Total Tickets:
        2,285,104
        Total Gross: $158,042,904

        2000 - Christina Aguilera in Concert: 81 shows / $20,000,000 grossed / 500,000 tickets
        2003 - Justified and Stripped Tour: 45 shows / $30,261,670 grossed / 592,360 tickets
        2003 - The Stripped Tour: 37 shows / $15,000,000 grossed / 300,000 tickets
        2006 - Back to Basics Tour: 81 shows / $75,100,000 grossed / 750,000 tickets
        2018 - Liberation Tour: 24 shows / $10,000,000 grossed / 90,000 tickets
        2019 - The Xperience: 16 shows / $7,681,234 grossed / 52,744 tickets

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        • #5
          Note - Ed Sheeran is top of the list, will need updating.

          Highest Grossing Tours

          1. U2 - U2 360 ° Tour - $ 736,421,586
          2. Ed Sheeran - Divide Tour - $ 563,584,314
          3. The Rolling Stones - The Bigger Bang Tour - $ 558,255,524
          4. Coldplay - A Full Head of Dreams Tour - $ 523,033,676
          5. Guns N Roses - Not In This Lifetime ... Tour - $ 468,500,978
          6 Roger Waters - The Wall Live - $ 458,673,798
          7. AC / DC - Black Ice Tour - $ 441,600,000
          8. Madonna - Sticky & Sweet Tour - $ 407,713,266
          9. U2 - Vertigo Tour - $ 389,047,636
          10. Garth Brooks - Man Against the Machine Tour - $ 364,300,000
          11. The Police - The Police Reunion Tour - $ 358,825,665
          12. AC / DC - Rock or Bust Tour - $ 355,000,000
          13. Bruno Mars - 24K Magic Tour - $ 345,381,426
          14. Bruce Springsteen - Wrecking Ball Tour - $ 340,599,114
          15. The Rolling Stones - Bridges to Babylon / No Security Tour - $ 338,238,326
          16. Billy Joel - In Concert Tour - $ 335,200,000
          17. The Rolling Stones - Voodoo Lounge Tour - $ 319,499,638
          18. U2 - The Joshua Tree Tour - $ 316,990,940
          19. The Rolling Stones - 50 & Counting Tour - $ 314,063,577
          20. The Rolling Stones - Licks Tour - $ 311,215,801
          21. Madonna - MDNA Tour - $ 305,158,362
          22. Taylor Swift - Reputation Tour - $ 304,097,098
          23. Paul McCartney - Out There! Tour - $ 300,000,000
          24. Eagles - Long Road Out Of Eden Tour - $ 295,400,000
          25. Bruce Springsteen - The River Tour - $ 295,197,407
          26. One Direction - Where We Are Tour - $ 290,178,452
          27. Celine Dion - Taking Chances Tour - $ 279,200,000
          28. Adele - Adele Live - $ 277,478,825
          29. Robbie Williams - Close Encounters Tour - $ 270,000,000
          30. Justin Bieber - Purpose Tour - $ 257,000,000
          31. Beyonce - The Formation Tour - $ 256,084,556
          32. Beyonce & Jay-Z - OTRII Tour - $ 253,618,867
          33. Eagles - History of the Eagles Tour - $ 253,000,000
          34. Taylor Swift - 1989 Tour - $ 250,733,097
          35. Eagles - Eagles: The Farewell Tour - $ 250,000,000
          36. Bon Jovi - Because We Can Tour - $ 247,040,028
          37. The Rolling Stones - No Filter Tour - $ 237,802,299
          38. Paul McCartney - One on One Tour - $ 237,105,947
          39. Bruce Springsteen - Magic Tour - $ 235,500,000
          40. Justin Timberlake - The 20/20 Experience Tour - $ 231,617,175
          41. Lady Gaga - The Monster Ball Tour - $ 227,400,000
          42. Cher - Living Proof: The Farewell Tour - $ 225,000,000
          43. Take That - Progress Live Tour - $ 224,000,000
          44 Bruce Springsteen - Rising Tour - $ 221,500,000
          45. Justin Bieber - Believe Tour - $ 220,000,000
          46. ​​Metallica - World Magnetic Tour - $ 219,900,000
          47. Feetwood Mac - On with the Show - $ 215,000,000
          48. Metallica - WorldWired Tour - $ 211,200,000
          49. Bon Jovi - Lost Highway Tour - $ 210,650,974
          50. Coldplay - Live the Life Tour - $ 209,400,000
          51. Beyonce - The Mrs. Carter Show - $ 208,582,362
          52. One Direction - On the Road Again Tour - $ 208.008,704
          53. Katy Perry - Prismatic Tour - $ 202,076,267
          54. Bon Jovi - The Circle Tour - $ 201,113,852
          55. Pink Floyd - The Division Bell Tour - $ 200,000,000
          56. George Michael - TwentyFive Live - $ 200,000,000
          57. Depeche Mode - Global Spirit Tour - $ 199,581,441
          58. Eagles - Hell Freezes Over Tour - $ 197,000,000
          59. Madonna - Confessions Tour - $ 194,754,447
          60. Coldplay - Mylo Xyloto Tour - $ 192,239,798
          61. The Rolling Stones - Steel Wheels / Urban Jungle Tour - $ 188,000,000
          62. Lady Gaga - Born This Way Ball - $ 184,049,920
          63. Pink - The Truth About Love Tour - $ 182,937,014
          64. Pink - Beautiful Trauma Tour - $ 176,513,944
          65. U2 - PopMart Tour - $ 173,610,864
          66. Michael Buble - To Be Loved Tour - $ 173,600,000
          67. Madonna - Rebel Heart Tour - $ 169,804,336
          68. Michael Jackson - HIStory Tour - $ 165,000,000
          69. Bruce Springsteen - Working On The Dream Tour - $ 164,304,331
          70. Michael Buble - Crazy Love Tour - $ 160,400,000
          71. Bruce Springsteen - Reunion Tour - $ 160,000,000
          72. Pink - Funhouse Tour - $ 160,000,000
          73. Guns N Roses - Use Your Illusion Tour - $ 155,000,000
          74. Bruno Mars - Moonshine Jungle Tour - $ 156,400,000
          75. Roger Waters - Us + Them Tour - $ 155,400,000
          76. U2 - Innocence + Experience Tour - $ 152,228,227
          77. U2 - ZooTV Tour - $ 151,215,414
          78. Ed Sheeran - Multiply Tour - $ 150,700,000
          79. Taylor Swift - Red Tour - $ 150,184,971
          80. Depeche Mode - Delta Machine Tour - $ 148,037,231
          81. Justin Timberlake - Man of the Woods Tour - $ 142,605,906
          82 U2 - Elevation Tour - $ 143,324.975
          83. Justin Timberlake - Future Sex / Love Show Tour - $ 143,400,000
          84. Bon Jovi - Bon Jovi Live Tour - $ 142,977,988
          85. Britney Spears - The Circus Starring Britney Spears - $ 142,500,000
          86. Tim McGraw & Faith Hill - Soul2Soul II Tour - $ 141,116,033
          87. Rihanna - Diamonds Tour - $ 139,860,541
          88. Pink Floyd - The Momentary Lapse of Reason Tour - $ 135,000,000
          89. Depeche Mode - Universe Tour - $ 133,000,000
          90. Tina Turner - Tina !: 50th Anniversary Tour - $ 132,500,000
          91. Tina Turner - Twenty Four Seven Tour - $ 132,000,000
          92. Bon Jovi - Have A Nice Day Tour - $ 131,388,461
          93. Foo Fighters - Sonic Highways Tour - $ 130,159,460
          94. Bon Jovi - These Days Tour - $ 130,000,000
          95. Barbra Streisand - Streisand Tour - $ 130,000,000
          96. Maroon 5 - Maroon V Tour - $ 130,000,000
          97. Roger Waters - Dark Side of the Moon Tour - $ 130,000,000
          98. Robbie Williams - Take the Crown Tour - $ 130,000,000
          99. Genesis - Turn It On Again Tour - $ 129,059,653
          100. Red Hot Chili Peppers - I'm with You Tour - $ 128,300,000
          101. Muse - The 2nd Law Tour - $ 126,400,000
          102. Paul McCartney - Driving World Tour - $ 125,887,762
          103. Michael Jackson - Bad Tour - $ 125,738,964
          104. Celine Dion - Let's Talk About Love Tour - $ 125,000,000
          105. Madonna - Re-Invention Tour - $ 124,790,787
          106. Depeche Mode - Global Spirit Tour - $ 123,491,472
          107. Red Hot Chile Peppers - Stadium Arcadium Tour - $ 123,400,000
          108. Taylor Swift - Speak Now Tour - $ 1233,101,131
          109. Paul McCartney - Up and Coming Tour - $ 123,000,000
          110. Iron Maiden - Somewhere Back in Time Tour - $ 120,000,000
          111. Red Hot Chili Peppers - The Getaway Tour - $ 119,700,000
          112. U2 - Experience + Innocence Tour - $ 119,203,900
          113. Metallica - Saint Anger Tour - $ 116,000,000
          114. Justin Bieber - My World Tour - $ 115,900,000
          115. Elton John - Greatest Hits Tour - $ 115,800,000
          116. Fleetwood Mac - Say You Will Tour - $ 115,000,000
          117. Kenny Chesney - Big Revival Tour - $ 114,094,584
          118. One Direction - Take Me Home Tour - $ 114,000,000
          119. Robbie Williams - The Heavy Entertainment Show - $ 113,500,000
          120. Kenny Chesney - Trip Around the Sun Tour - $ 113,111,426
          121. Guns N Roses - Chinese Democracy Tour - $ 113,000,000
          122. Simon & Garfunkel - Old Friends II Tour - $ 111,100,000
          123. Depeche Mode - Angel Tour - $ 110,500,000
          124. Elton John - Rocket Man Tour - $ 110,300,000
          125. Michael Jackson - Dangerous Tour - $ 110,000,000
          126. Tina Turner - Wildest Dreams Tour - $ 110,000,000
          127. Celine Dion - Let's Talk About Love Tour - $ 110,000,000
          128. The Rolling Stones - Zip Code Tour - $ 109,714,026
          129. Beyonce & Jay-Z - On the Run Tour - $ 109,610,198
          130. AC / DC - Stiff Upper Lip Tour - $ 107,700,000
          131. Eric Clapton - Doyle & amp; Derek Tour - $ 107,600,000
          132. Rihanna - Anti Tour - $ 107,500,000
          133. Metallica - The Black Album Tour - $ 107,300,000
          134. Beyonce - I Am ... Tour - $ 106,107,447
          135. Paul McCartney - On the Run Tour - $ 106,100,000
          136. Shania Twain - Up! Tour - $ 105,200,000
          137. Garth Brooks - Sevens: The Farewell Tour - $ 105,000,000
          138. George Strait - The Cowboy Rides Away Tour - $ 104,400,000
          139. Black Eyed Peas - The END Tour - $ 103,700,000
          140. Nickelback - Dark Horse Tour - $ 102,300,000
          141. Tim McGraw & Faith Hill - Soul2Soul III Tour - $ 100,367,633
          142. Iron Maiden - The Book of Souls Tour - $ 100,200,000
          143. Backstreet Boys - Black & amp; Blue Tour - $ 100,000,000
          144. Robbie Williams - Escapology Tour - $ 100,000,000
          145. Coldplay - Twisted Logic Tour - $ 100,000,000
          146. Billy Joel - Live 2006 Tour - $ 100,000,000
          147. Shakira - Oral Fixation Tour - $ 100,000,000
          148. Take That - Circus Live Tour - $ 100,000,000

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          • #6
            Highest Average Gross - Tours

            1. The Rolling Stones - No Filter Tour - $ 8.49 million
            2. The Rolling Stones - Zip Code Tour - $ 7.84 million
            3. U2 - U2 360 ° Tour - $ 6.69 million
            4. Taylor Swift - Reputation Tour - $ 6.57 million
            5. Take That - Progress Live Tour - $ 6.4 million
            6. U2 - The Joshua Tree Tour - $ 6.34 million
            7. The Rolling Stones - 50 & Counting Tour - $ 6.28 million
            8. Beyonce & Jay-Z - OTRII Tour - $ 5.28 million
            9. Beyonce - The Formation Tour - $ 5.23 million
            10. Beyonce & Jay-Z - On the Run Tour - $ 5.22 million

            Highest Average Attendance - Tours

            1. U2 - U2 360 ° Tour - 66.109
            2. Take That - Progress Live Tour - 61.285
            3. Taylor Swift - Reputation Tour - 54.941
            4. Michael Jackson - HIStory Tour - 54.878
            5. Robbie Williams - Close Encounters Tour - 54.305
            6. The Rolling Stones - Steel Wheels / Urban Jungle Tour - 53,913
            7. The Rolling Stones - No Filter Tour - 53,795
            8. Michael Jackson - Dangerous Tour - 50,725
            9. One Direction - Where We Are Tour - 49,849
            10. The Rolling Stones - Voodoo Lounge Tour - 49,506

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            • #7
              [MENTION=11323]Wayne[/MENTION] why do female numbers differ, while males are the same in both charts?
              I have received many gifts from God,
              but this is the first time I have ever received a gift from a goddess
              .

              Don McLean on Madonna's version of American Pie

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              • #8
                wow this will be a huge undertaking and an amazing one! Way to go Wayne <3

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by beredy View Post
                  [MENTION=11323]Wayne[/MENTION] why do female numbers differ, while males are the same in both charts?
                  Sorry, was an error - updated now.

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                  • #10
                    Dear [MENTION=11323]Wayne[/MENTION] you can't just post the breakdown for a few acts, and then random numbers for other artists.


                    Originally posted by Wayne View Post
                    Highest Grossing Female Soloists

                    9. Cher – $510 million

                    These are Cher's available estimated figures which are quite close to exact totals. For older tours with the missing data, the gross is calculated using available reports from Billboard's archives and other news reports collected by og fans on Cher's official message board, you are welcome to visit and browse if you like. Some totals are lowered than the ones usually attributed to the tours' final gross by fans or some of her biographers.

                    1979-1982 - Cher in Concert Tour - $2,000,000
                    1979-1982 - Celebration at Caesar’s Palace Residency - $7,000,000
                    1989-1990 - Heart of Stone Tour - $25,000,000
                    1992 - Love Hurts Tour - $10,000,000
                    1999-2000 - Do You Believe Tour - $80,000,000
                    2002-2005- Living Proof: The Farewell Tour - $235,000,000
                    2008-2011 - Cher Residency - $97,000,000
                    2014 - Dressed to Kill Tour - $55,000,000
                    2017-2019 - Classic Cher Residency - $51,000,000
                    2018-2019 - Here We Go Again Tour - $110,000,000

                    Estimated total: 672,000,000
                    By the way, Forbes reported that 'The Farewell Tour' grossed $250 million several years ago, but the 235 million figure is probably more precise. The reported shows equate to $207 million, and with about 40 shows not reported it definitely grossed above $230 million.
                    C h e r
                    51 singles on Billboard Hot100~Top 10 albums in 5 decades~110+ million records sold
                    Oscar~Grammy~Emmy~Golden Globe winner
                    Touring force
                    Legend

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                    • #11
                      FGS, I’ve already made clear that this is a work in progress, I’m adding the numbers as and when I can and I’m working down the list top to bottom.

                      Therefore, please don’t tell me what I can and can’t do - I appreciate the input, and please keep providing it. But please read what I have posted around the numbers and the fact they are outdated and incomplete.

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                      • #12
                        ^Are you serious? You posted 200k gross for a Celine tour in 1983(?!) but don’t bother to do research for other artists who made millions for their more recent tours?

                        Even if you just count Cher’s tours from 2002-2019 the total is $548 million, so don’t be so snappy but rather objective and acknowledge other artists success and histories too. This is still a board made for all and not just for a few, well for three to be exact, divas and their fans...
                        Last edited by alfiebot; Mon December 23, 2019, 19:39.
                        C h e r
                        51 singles on Billboard Hot100~Top 10 albums in 5 decades~110+ million records sold
                        Oscar~Grammy~Emmy~Golden Globe winner
                        Touring force
                        Legend

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by alfiebot View Post
                          ^Are you serious? You posted 200k gross for a Celine tour in 1983(?!) but don’t bother to do research for other artists who made millions for their more recent tours?
                          Calm the f down. He created this thread yesterday. It clearly states in the first post that not all numbers are up to date and that he'll update one after the other and it just happens he started with Celine. Instead of bitching you can appreciate the fact that Wayne is doing all this work to provide an overall data base and thread. Provide receipts and numbers and he'll include them surely. Not all has to be about stan wars.
                          aRat's NUDES LEAKED

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by alfiebot View Post
                            ^Are you serious? You posted 200k gross for a Celine tour in 1983(?!) but don’t bother to do research for other artists who made millions for their more recent tours?

                            Even if you just count Cher’s tours from 2002-2019 the total is $548 million, so don’t be so snappy but rather objective and acknowledge other artists success and histories too. This is still a board made for all and not just for a few, well for three to be exact, divas and their fans...
                            Groan.

                            The work for Celine is already done, it’s a copy and paste job.

                            Same for Madonna - hence them being done.

                            I’m only going to say this one more time - this is still very much a work in progress, it will become more beefed out with more valid figures as I work down the list - at that point, I’m sure Cher’s numbers will change (as you’ve helpfully provided some numbers which I can sense check).

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by BeeBoy View Post
                              Calm the f down. He created this thread yesterday. It clearly states in the first post that not all numbers are up to date and that he'll update one after the other and it just happens he started with Celine. Instead of bitching you can appreciate the fact that Wayne is doing all this work to provide an overall data base and thread. Provide receipts and numbers and he'll include them surely. Not all has to be about stan wars.
                              I’m very calm, no need for the f word. When someone wants to provide data and be fair to all in question, the research should be done at least 80% not 20. The thread could have been opened much later with more up-to-date info, this way it gives way to people just copying what’s presented and going along with it and that’s how misinformation starts, in other words, he may get o update other artists’ stats in 8 months and until then this will be a “matter of fact” to some people.
                              C h e r
                              51 singles on Billboard Hot100~Top 10 albums in 5 decades~110+ million records sold
                              Oscar~Grammy~Emmy~Golden Globe winner
                              Touring force
                              Legend

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                              • #16
                                Originally posted by alfiebot View Post
                                I’m very calm, no need for the f word. When someone wants to provide data and be fair to all in question, the research should be done at least 80% not 20. The thread could have been opened much later with more up-to-date info, this way it gives way to people just copying what’s presented and going along with it and that’s how misinformation starts, in other words, he may get o update other artists’ stats in 8 months and until then this will be a “matter of fact” to some people.
                                Other than you, nobody has bothered kicking off - I’m not going to allow you to continue to derail the topic.

                                You’ve made your point, now please move on.

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                                • #17
                                  Not to mention he wouldn’t care if it were at 20% if Cher’s had been complete.

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                                  • #18
                                    ^And Tina! Either way, I’ve made my point so I’m moving on, peace!
                                    C h e r
                                    51 singles on Billboard Hot100~Top 10 albums in 5 decades~110+ million records sold
                                    Oscar~Grammy~Emmy~Golden Globe winner
                                    Touring force
                                    Legend

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                                    • #19
                                      Great thread!

                                      about Highest Average Gross - Tours, we may add Streisand's Timeless tour av. gross, right?... she played 10 dates only but she made 70M USD total so av.g. is 7M USD

                                      oh and the SpiceGirls '19 tour made 78.2M USD and they played 13 dates so 6M av. gross I think

                                      Last edited by AndiIversen; Tue December 24, 2019, 04:57.

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                                      • #20
                                        Another diva thread..Yawn

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                                        • #21
                                          Originally posted by stollar View Post
                                          Another diva thread..Yawn
                                          This will cover all acts, I'm just starting with the women.

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                                          • #22
                                            Damn Pink’s latest tour was 10 million away from breaking Madonna’s record

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                                            • #23
                                              Celine's Courage World Tour has boxscores for 19 dates so far amounting to $33,194,537 [~$1.75M per show], so her career total is around $1.4 billion (and is on track to surpass Madonna with another 103 scheduled arena dates to come).

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                                              • #24
                                                Originally posted by RyanS View Post
                                                Celine's Courage World Tour has boxscores for 19 dates so far amounting to $33,194,537 [~$1.75M per show], so her career total is around $1.4 billion (and is on track to surpass Madonna with another 103 scheduled arena dates to come).
                                                Celine is at around $1.430 billion without Courage numbers - including them, she's at around $1.463 billion but Madonna has also added to hers quite significantly since she started (need to check by how much). They are neck and neck as far as the ladies go considering the unreported shows Celine has also had, two touring titans!

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                                                • #25
                                                  Originally posted by Wayne View Post
                                                  Celine is at around $1.430 billion without Courage numbers - including them, she's at around $1.463 billion but Madonna has also added to hers quite significantly since she started (need to check by how much). They are neck and neck as far as the ladies go considering the unreported shows Celine has also had, two touring titans!
                                                  Ah, I was going off the $1.365Bn number that needs to be updated in the top list, I see you've added breakdowns now. Very nice, seriously impressive numbers for tons of acts.

                                                  Elton John also currently passing $2 billion with his current tour and ultimately surpassing Paul McCartney to be the highest-grossing solo male is insanely impressive too. Such an iconic live act

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