Thursday, 5 January 2017

Springsteen tops annual worldwide tour table

Pollstar has just released its exclusive chart of the Top 10 Worldwide Concert Tours for 2016.  Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band top the chart, edging out Beyonc√©. with Coldplay third - although Coldplay sold the most tickets (2.676 million). In a good year for the Brits, Adele comes in fifth after fourth placed Guns n Roses, And Paul McCartney is seventh behind sixth placed Justin Bieber. Garth Brooks is eighth, the Rolling Stones ninth and Celine Dion tenth.

the Top 10 Tours alone grossed a combined $1.67 billion.  That is significantly better than the $1.5 billion estimated for 2015. Pollstar will release its complete research package of the Top 200 Tours along with venues and promoters rankings on Jan. 6.

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