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This is the latest list of the top-grossing concert tours

Billboard has published a new list of the highest-grossing concert tours. Here we go. All figures in US dollars.

1. Elton John’s Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour (2018-20 then 2022-present)

  • Gross: $853 million
  • Number of shows: 293–so far
  • Tickets sold: 5.5 million

2. Ed Sheeran, The Divide Tour (2017-19)

  • Gross: $776 million
  • Number of shows: 258
  • Tickets sold: 8.0 million

3. U2, 360 Tour (2009-11)

  • Gross: $736 million
  • Number of shows: 110
  • Tickets sold: 7.3 million

4. Guns N’ Roses, Not In This Lifetime…Tour (2016-19)

  • Gross: $584 million
  • Number of shows: 158
  • Tickets sold: 4 million

5. Rolling Stones, A Bigger Bang Tour (2005-07)

  • Gross: $558 million
  • Number of shows: 111
  • Tickets sold: 3.5 million

6. Rolling Stones, No Filter Tour (2017-19)

  • Gross: $547 million
  • Number of shows: 58
  • Tickets sold: 2.9 million

7. Coldplay, Head Full of Dreams Tour (2016-17)

  • Gross: $524 million
  • Number of shows: 115
  • Tickets sold: 5.4 million

8. Roger Waters, The Wall Live (2010-13)

  • Gross: $459 million
  • Number of shows: 219
  • Tickets sold: 4.1 million

9. AC/DC, Black Ice World Tour (2008-10)

  • Gross: $442 million
  • Number of shows: 107
  • Tickets sold: 2.8 million

10. Harry Styles, Love on Your (2021-present)

  • Gross: $418 million
  • Number of shows: 138–so far
  • Tickets sold: 3.2 million

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  • I worked on the Rolling Stones Bigger Bang tour as a sound designer. Pretty cool knowing now that 3.5 million people saw that (and heard that). Thanks!

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