Music Industry

And the Top-Grossing Tours of 2016 So Far Are…

Been to many shows so far this year? Revenue for touring is up in 2016 with these artists grossing the most so far. (All figures in USD.)

  1. Bruce Springsteen & the E-Street Band ($135 million)
  2. Madonna ($124 million)
  3. Beyonce ($97 million)
  4. Rolling Stones ($84 million)
  5. Coldplay ($68 million)
  6. Justin Bieber ($57 million)
  7. David Gilmour ($42 million)
  8. Iron Maiden ($35 million)
  9. Taylor Swift ($33 million)
  10. Carrie Underwood ($30 million)

The biggest promoter? Live Nation. The highest-grossing venue? The O2 Arena in London.



Alan Cross

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