List of highest-grossing concert tours

The 360° Tour by U2 is the highest-grossing concert tour of all time

This is an incomplete list of the highest-grossing concert tours. Only tours using reliable references and having grossed over $100 million (adjusted for inflation) have been added to the list. Some of the gross may be higher than reported on this list because not all concerts are reported. Billboard and Pollstar regularly provide the official figure of concerts' gross revenue worldwide.

Tours that span multiple decades are included in the decade that they concluded.

In bold, the tours which, when completed, became the highest-grossing of all time.

Highest-grossing tours of all time

This list represents the top 20 grossing tours (by actual gross, not adjusted for inflation) of all time.

Rank Actual gross Inflation
(adjusted 2017 gross)
Artist Tour name Year(s) Shows Attendance Average
gross (millions)
Average
attendance
Ref.
1 $736,421,584 $784,027,536 U2 U2 360° Tour 2009–11 110 7,272,046 6.7 66,110 [1]
2 $558,255,524 $644,802,601 The Rolling Stones A Bigger Bang Tour 2005–07 144 4,680,000 3.8 32,500 [1]
3 $458,673,798 $471,582,189 Roger Waters The Wall Live 2010–13 219 4,129,863 2.09 18,858 [2]
4 $441,121,000 $484,472,430 AC/DC Black Ice World Tour 2008–10 167 4,846,965 2.6 29,023 [3] [4] [5]
5 $413,637,518 $413,673,518 Coldplay A Head Full of Dreams Tour 2016–17 88 4,370,956 4.02 44,607 [6]
6 $408,000,000 $455,463,937 Madonna Sticky & Sweet Tour 2008–09 85 3,545,899 4.79 41,716 [7]
7 $389,047,636 $462,194,757 U2 Vertigo Tour 2005–06 131 4,619,021 2.96 35,259 [8]
8 $362,000,000 $402,676,043 The Police The Police Reunion Tour 2007–08 156 3,300,912 2.3 21,160 [9]
9 $355,600,000 $396,968,078 Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band Wrecking Ball World Tour 2012–13 136 3,650,535 2.8 18,744 [10] [11]
10 $339,900,000 $339,900,000 Guns N' Roses Not in This Lifetime... Tour 2016–17 74 3,087,560 4.59 41,723 [12] [13]
11 $320,000,000 $502,956,978 The Rolling Stones Voodoo Lounge Tour 1994–95 124 6,336,776 2.6 51,103 [14]
12 $311,000,000 $404,896,346 The Rolling Stones Licks Tour 2002–03 115 3,470,945 2.6 30,182 [15]
13 $310,900,000 $310,900,000 Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood The Garth Brooks World Tour with Trisha Yearwood 2014–17 333 4,743,727 0.96 14,669 [16] [17] [18] [13]
14 $306,500,000 $306,500,000 Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band The River Tour 2016 2016–17 89 2,667,775 4.0 29,020 [12] [13]
15 $305,158,363 $318,339,577 Madonna The MDNA Tour 2012 88 2,212,345 3.47 25,140 [15]
16 $290,178,452 $293,564,003 One Direction Where We Are Tour 2014 69 3,439,560 4.2 49,848 [19]
17 $279,200,000 $416,542,786 Celine Dion Taking Chances World Tour 2008–09 132 2,200,000 2.1 21,667 [20] [21]
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18 $275,700,000 $278,564,215 Paul McCartney Out There! Tour 2013–15 84 1,958,754 3.28 23,319 [11] [16]
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19 $274,000,000 $402,608,820 The Rolling Stones Bridges to Babylon Tour 1997–98 108 [15]
20 $259,500,000 $266,803,071 Bon Jovi Because We Can 2013 102 2,657,502 2.67 27,397 [11]