And the Solo Artist Who’s Made the Most Money Touring Is…

…Madonna. Her just-completed Rebel Heart Tour had box office grosses of $170 million USD, putting her lifetime concert take at $1.31 billion. Wow.

This also puts her third on the all-time list, which looks like this as of March 23, 2016:

  1. The Rolling Stones — $1.84 billion
  2. U2 — $1.67 billion
  3. Madonna — $1.31 billion
  4. Bruce Springsteen — $1.25 billion
  5. Elton John — $1.05 billion
  6. Bon Jovi — $1.03 billion

Full details at Billboard.


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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