Five Artists Who Have Made a BILLION DOLLARS Touring

Quick:  name the five artists who have made more money on the road than anyone else.  Billboard has done the math and has come up with a list of the most successful touring outfits since 1990.

01. The Rolling Stones
Gross: $1,565,792,382
Attendance: 19,677,569
Shows: 538

02. U2
Gross: $1,514,979,793
Attendance: 20,536,168
Shows: 526

03. Bruce Springsteen
Gross: $1,196,116,507
Attendance: 15,010,773
Shows: 727

04. Madonna
Gross: $1,140,230,941
Attendance: 9,694,079
Shows: 382

05. Bon Jovi
Gross: $1,030,082,884
Attendance: 12,333,668
Shows: 578

It’s worth browsing through the rest of the list.  Who knew that Cher made more money on the road than AC/DC?  That just seems…wrong somehow.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ 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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