Billboard | 2018 Year End Tours

 

“The Divide Tour”‘s $429,491,502 is the biggest year-end total in the history of Billboard Boxscore (dating back to 1990). Twelve years after the fact, he narrowly eclipses The Rolling Stones’ 2006 total of $425.1 million from “A Bigger Bang Tour”. Far past the $400 million mark, The “Divide Tour” is one of only six treks to gross more than $300 million in one year, following The Rolling Stones in 2006, U2 in 2009 and 2017, Guns N’ Roses in 2017, and Taylor Swift in 2018.

Ed Sheeran and Bruno Mars extended their 2017 tours into 2018 with stellar results, ranking among the Top 10 Tours for the second year in a row. They are joined in the top 10 by other 2017 headliners U2 (No. 1 in 2017; No. 7 in 2018) and The Rolling Stones (No. 7 in 2017; No. 8 in 2018).

The rest of the overall top 10 is filled with touring veterans. It’s Taylor Swift’s fourth appearance in the year-end top 10 and Kenny Chesney’s tenth. Beyoncé and Jay-Z have individually graced the top 10 in 2011 (Jay-Z), 2013, and 2016 (Beyoncé) and ranked No. 8 in 2014 as a pair on the original On the Run Tour. This is the third top 10 placement for Pink (2009; 2013) and Justin Timberlake (2007; 2014).

Billboard’s Year-End Boxscore charts are based on engagements that played between Nov. 1, 2017 and Oct. 31, 2018.



Billboard 2018 Year End Tours:

1. Ed Sheeran; $429,491,502; 4,800,441; 99
2. Taylor Swift; $315,186,362; 2,636,355; 48
3. Beyoncé and Jay-Z; $253,514,983; 2,177,049; 48
4. Bruno Mars; $237,770,168; 1,929,456; 100
5. Pink; $180,402,074; 1,271,730; 88
6. Justin Timberlake; $149,277,272; 1,175,216; 76
7. U2; $119,203,900; 840,151; 55
8. The Rolling Stones; $117,844,618; 750,874; 14
9. Kenny Chesney; $114,333,176; 1,298,089; 42
10. Journey & Def Leppard; $97,095,894; 1,003,198; 60
11. Eagles; $93,454,297; 574,721; 34
12. Drake; $81,446,702; 693,189; 44
13. Depeche Mode; $78,804,765; 926.682; 54
14. Foo Fighters; $77,750,695; 930,310; 47
15. Celine Dion; $76,465,107; 376,431; 51
16. Billy Joel; $70,227,385; 589,813; 24
17. Luke Bryan; $67,572,102; 935,668; 50
18. Luis Miguel; $64,935,983; 612,818; 72
19. Harry Styles; $61,073,923; 774,473; 65
20. Dead & Company; $56,220,873; 689,783; 42
21. Andre Rieu; $55,933,149; 640,284; 88
22. Elton John; $55,387,328; 351,817; 45
23. Shania Twain; $52,587,060; 630,44; 55
24. Trans-Siberian Orchestra; $50,228,977; 864,132; 86
25. Jay-Z; $45,496,805; 401,921; 30

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