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Highest Grossing Worldwide Tours of 2017

Pollstar has put out their end of the year Top 20 Worldwide Tours. Classic rock stars did very well on the road in 2017 and younger artists did themselves proud too.

Coldplay ranked No. 3 on the list, grossing $238 million on their A Head Full of Dreams tour, while Bruno Mars was right behind them, raking in just over $200 million with his 24K Magic tour.

Ed Sheeran was No. 8, with a worldwide gross of just over $124 million for his Divide tour. At 26, he’s the youngest artist in the top 10, and managed to out-earn both The Rolling Stones and Garth Brooks.

Justin Bieber is the next-youngest artist on the chart: he ranks No. 12 with his Purpose world tour taking in just under $94 million. 

The first female artist to appear on the chart is Celine Dion, who came in at No. 11 thanks to her Las Vegas show and an arena tour she did earlier this year.

Lady Gaga clocks in at No. 15, right below her hero, Bruce Springsteen, who raked in nearly $88 million with his Broadway show.

Other artists in the top 20 include Billy Joel, The Weeknd, country couple Tim McGraw & Faith Hill, and Ariana Grande.

The No. 1 spot on Pollstar’s chart in 2017 is held by U2, who took in $316 million with their tour in support of the 30th anniversary of their landmark album The Joshua Tree.

Pollstar’s 20 Highest-Grossing Tours Of 2017, With Earning In Millions:

  1. U2 – $316
  2. Guns N’ Roses – $292.5
  3. Coldplay – $238
  4. Bruno Mars – $200.1
  5. Metallica – $152.8
  6. Depeche Mode – $141.1
  7. Paul McCartney – $132
  8. Ed Sheeran – $124.1
  9. The Rolling Stones – $120
  10. Garth Brooks – $101.4
  11. Celine Dion – $101.2
  12. Justin Bieber – $93.7
  13. Roger Waters – $92.1
  14. Bruce Springsteen – $87.8
  15. Lady Gaga – $85.7
  16. Billy Joel – $82.3
  17. The Weeknd – $80
  18. Tim McGraw/Faith Hill – $79.3
  19. Red Hot Chili Peppers – $73.5
  20. Ariana Grande – $66.5

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