U2 Eclipses $1 Billion As Decade's Top Touring Act

It's official! According to a report just released by Pollstar, U2 grossed more money than any other act from 2010 through 2019, making them the decade's top touring act, raking in over $1 billion. Pollstar based their figures on box-office data for the past 10 year, and U2’s record-breaking 360 Tour of 2009-11 grossed more than $735 million. Add to that the 30th anniversary Joshua Tree tour which has sold 500,000-600,000 tickets and U2 stands alone with $1.038 billion grossed and 9,300,500 tickets sold on 255 shows (not counting the full Joshua Tree 2019 run that hasn’t wrapped yet).

Several other Classic Rockers made a strong showing including The Rolling Stones, Bon Jovi, Paul McCartney, Bruce Springsteen, Roger Waters, Elton John, Metallica, Guns N' Roses, and The Eagles. See the top 15 below.

Pollstar’s Top Touring Artists of the Decade

1. U2 – $1,038,104,132

2. Rolling Stones – $929,196,083

3. Ed Sheeran – $922,361,663

4. Taylor Swift – $899,627,048

5. Beyonce – $857,405,819

6. Bon Jovi – $836,661,584

7. Paul McCartney – $813,811,559

8. Coldplay – $731,805,591

9. Bruce Springsteen – $729,789,815

10. Roger Waters – $702,231,419

11. Elton John – $675,886,369

12. Metallica – $661,907,247

13. Guns N’ Roses – $648,112,698

14. Eagles – $630,066,670

15. One Direction – $628,242,521

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