Five years, 278 concerts and five million fans in attendance later, the tour Farewell Yellow Brick Road of Elton John has become the highest grossing of all time and first to raise more than 800 million of dollars, according to bill boardsurpassing tours like those of Ed Sheeran, u2 and the Rolling Stones.
Elton John embarked on his Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour in 2018, intended to be their last concert tour.
The tour has grossed more than $817 million, making it the highest-grossing tour of all time (outperforming the split tour of Ed Sheeran) and the first to raise more than 800 million dollars, as announced bill board Monday.
The singer has given 278 concerts to date and has sold 5.3 million tickets on his latest tour, with 51 more European dates scheduled until July.
Sheeran still holds the record for tickets sold on a single tour: his split tour attracted to 8.9 million fans.
Other artists with the highest-grossing concert tours of all time include U2, The Rolling Stones, and Guns N’ Roses.
1,863 million collected
since 1986John’s tours have grossed a total of 1,863 million dollars, which makes him the highest-grossing soloist, ahead of Bruce Springsteen and Madonna, according to reports bill board.
So far, John has sold more than 19 million of entries in 1,573 concerts.
Top ten grossing tours:
- Elton John, Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour: $817.9 million (2018-ongoing).
- Ed Sheeran, split tour: 776.4 million dollars (2017-2019).
- u2, U2 360º Tour: 736.4 million dollars (2009-2011).
- Guns N’ Roses, Not In This Lifetime… Tour: 584.2 million dollars (2016-2019).
- The Rolling Stones, Bigger Bang Tour: 558.3 million dollars (2005-2007).
- The Rolling Stones, No Filter Tour: 546.5 million dollars (2017-2021).
- Coldplay, A Head Full Of Dreams Tour: 523 million dollars (2016-2017).
- Roger Waters, The Wall Live: 459 million dollars (2010-2013).
- AC DC, Black Ice World Tour: 441 million dollars (2008-2010).
- metallica, World Wired Tour: 416.9 million dollars (2016-2019).
No women in the ‘top 10’
No solo woman leads any of the top ten grossing tours, though that is set to change this year.
Sticky and Sweet Tour 2008-2009 Madonna It is the highest grossing to date. of a soloist, with 407 million dollars. Nevertheless, Taylor Swift is ready to dethrone his record with eras tourthat according bill boardhas sold 591 million dollars in tickets and will place it in fourth place on the list of highest-grossing concert tours.
Swift’s tour, which has drawn widespread rejection and criticism of ticket masterthe ticketing company that struggled to keep up with the overwhelming demand for tickets, starts in March.
Bad Bunny, two tours in 2022
Bad Bunny was the artist who toured the most in 2022grossing $373.5 million and selling 1.8 million tickets in just one year, according to bill board. He is the first Latino artist and the first who does not perform in English to top the year-end tour charts of bill board.
Specifically, Bad Bunny embarked on two separate tours –The Last World Tour Y World’s Hottest Tour– becoming the only artist to complete two separate $100 million-grossing tours in one year, reported bill board.
Behind Bad Bunny in the classification are Elton John, in second place, and Ed Sheeranwho last year embarked on his tour Mathematics Tour, In third.
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