Posted: 5:57 am Tuesday, January 3rd, 2017

Top 10 Most Successful Tours of 2016 

By MelissaOnK923

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Even though only one country artist made the cut for the top ten, overall the touring industry had a fantastic 2016. According to Pollstar, the top 10 worldwide tours grossed $1.67 billion, which represents an 11.3 percent increase from 2015’s top 10 best-grossing tours. Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band’s trek celebrating The River LP grossed $268.3 million globally, making it the #1 worldwide tour. Meanwhile, Beyonce and Coldplay came in second and third, thanks to grosses of $256.4 million and $241 million, respectively. However, Coldplay came out ahead in regard to ticket sales: The U.K. band sold 2.7 million tickets in 2016, followed close behind by Springsteen (2.4 million) and Queen Bey (2.2 million). Here are the top 10 most successful tours from a monetary standpoint below:
 
1.     Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band: $268.3 million
2.     Beyonce: $256.4
3.     Coldplay: $241
4.     Guns N’ Roses: $188.4
5.     Adele: $167.7
6.     Justin Bieber: $163.3
7.     Paul McCartney: $110.6
8.     Garth Brooks: $97
9.     The Rolling Stones: $90.9
10.   Céline Dion: $85.5
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