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When everything is settled up Elton John’s farewell tour should pass US$1 billion in ticket sales

It’s been a long, long farewell. But it’s also been a profitable one.

With the final, FINAL show in Stockholm last night (July 8), Elton John’s Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour has brought in about US$910 million, making it the biggest roadtrip in the history of rock. This puts him far ahead of Ed Sheeran’s Divide Tour (US$776.4 million) and U2’s 360 Tour (US$736.4 million). Neither of those tours have been adjusted before inflation.

That US$10 billion is not the final number, either. We’ve yet to see the grosses from the last ten shows, each of which should be worth at least US$15020 million each. Ten shows times 15 mil and we’re comfortably beyond a bil. It’s some nice dosh.

But look out. Taylor Swfit’s Eras tour is also on track to earn US$1 billion. I’ve seen some estimate that the final gross will be US$1.4 billion.

Here’s Elton’s very last song. Read more about that gig here.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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