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 Gross adjusted for inflation
(2018 $)
Artist Tour name Year(s) Shows Attendance Average gross per show (millions) Average attendance per show Ref.
1 $736,421,584 $801,130,818 U2 U2 360° Tour 2009–11 110 7,272,046 $6.7 66,110 [1]
2 $558,255,524 $658,868,741 The Rolling Stones A Bigger Bang Tour 2005–07 144 4,680,000 $3.8 32,500 [1]
3 $523,033,675 $533,331,898 Coldplay A Head Full of Dreams Tour 2016–17 114 5,389,586 $4.59 45,128 [2]
4 $480,900,000 $490,368,636 Guns N' Roses Not in This Lifetime... Tour 2016–present 125 4,377,126 $3.85 35,017 [3][4]
5 $458,673,798 $481,869,587 Roger Waters The Wall Live 2010–13 219 4,129,863 $2.09 18,858 [5]
6 $441,121,000 $495,041,025 AC/DC Black Ice World Tour 2008–10 167 4,846,965 $2.6 29,023 [6][7][8]
7 $408,000,000 $465,399,721 Madonna Sticky & Sweet Tour 2008–09 85 3,545,899 $4.79 41,716 [9]
8 $389,047,636 $472,277,371 U2 Vertigo Tour 2005–06 131 4,619,021 $2.96 35,259 [10]
9 $364,300,000 $364,300,000 Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood World Tour 2014–present 390 4,743,727 $0.96 14,669 [11][12][13][14]
10 $362,000,000 $411,460,278 The Police The Police Reunion Tour 2007–08 156 3,300,912 $2.3 21,160 [15]
11 $355,600,000 $405,627,796 Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band Wrecking Ball World Tour 2012–13 136 3,650,535 $2.8 18,744 [16][17]
12 $320,000,000 $513,928,805 The Rolling Stones Voodoo Lounge Tour 1994–95 124 6,336,776 $2.6 51,103 [18]
13 $316,990,940 $316,990,940 U2 The Joshua Tree Tour 2017 2017 51 2,713,136 $6.3 53,198 [19][20]
14 $311,000,000 $413,729,016 The Rolling Stones Licks Tour 2002–03 115 3,470,945 $2.6 30,182 [21]
15 $306,500,000 $312,534,803 Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band The River Tour 2016 2016–17 89 2,667,775 $4.0 29,020 [3][22]
16 $305,158,363 $325,284,041 Madonna The MDNA Tour 2012 88 2,212,345 $3.47 25,140 [21]
17 $301,000,000 $301,000,000 Billy Joel Billy Joel in Concert 2014–present 120 2,065,755 $2.2 22,205 [11][12][3][22][14]
18 $290,178,452 $299,967,998 One Direction Where We Are Tour 2014 69 3,439,560 $4.2 49,848 [23]
19 $279,200,000 $425,629,519 Celine Dion Taking Chances World Tour 2008–09 132 2,200,000 $2.1 21,667 [24]
20 $275,700,000 $284,640,994 Paul McCartney Out There! Tour 2013–15 84 1,958,754 $3.28 23,319 [17][11]
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