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The 10 Highest-Grossing Concert Tours

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Taylor Swift’s Eras Tour has been a trending topic worldwide since its first show in March 2023.

The tour has already become the highest-grossing ever, surpassing $1 billion in revenue, outpacing Elton John’s five-year farewell tour, which ended in 2023 and grossed $939 million.

In addition, the Eras Tour also set various stadium records, including the highest three-day attendance totals ever at New Jersey’s MetLife Stadium (217,635) and Dallas’ AT&T Stadium (210,607), and single-day records at Nashville’s Nissan Stadium (71,000), Pittsburgh’s Acrisure Stadium (73,117), and Seattle’s Lumen Field (72,171).

Here, we list the top 10 highest-grossing concert tours of all time. The data comes from Billboard, Forbes, and Pollstar rankings. Figures are not adjusted for inflation.

Taylor Swift’s Eras Tour Grosses $17 Million Per Show

Taylor Swift’s Eras Tour grossed about $1.04 billion from 60 shows performed in 2023, and that’s not including any numbers from the ongoing tour in 2024.

Meanwhile, Elton John’s Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour comes in second with almost $1 billion but with 328 shows—more than five times the number of shows performed in the Eras Tour in this comparison.

RankArtistTour NameGross Revenue

1Taylor SwiftEras Tour (2023-24)$1.04 billion (so far)

2Elton JohnFarewell Yellow Brick Road Tour (2018-20, 2022-23)$939 million

3Ed SheeranThe ÷ (Divide) Tour (2017-19)$776 million

4U2U2 360° Tour (2009-11)$736 million

5ColdplayMusic of the Spheres World Tour (2022-23)$618 million

6Harry StylesLove on Tour (2021-23)$617 million

7Guns N’ RosesNot In This Lifetime… Tour (2016-19)$584 million

8BeyoncéRenaissance World Tour (2023)$580 million

9The Rolling StonesA Bigger Bang Tour (2005-07)$558 million

10The Rolling StonesNo Filter Tour (2017-19, 2021)$547 million

In third place, Ed Sheeran’s The ÷ (Divide) Tour (2017-19) amassed $776 million, followed by U2’s 360° Tour (2009-11), which had $736 million. Coldplay’s Music of the Spheres World Tour (2022-23), with $618 million, completes the top five.

Combined, The Rolling Stones’ A Bigger Bang Tour (2005-07) and No Filter Tour (2017-19, 2021) also generated over $1 billion in revenue.

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