Rolling Stones topped world touring earnings list with $ 115 million

The Rolling Stones top Pollstar’s annual world touring list for 2021, averaging $ 9.6 million per show.

Although they only played 12 concerts during the accounting period, the British veterans made a total of $ 115.5 million, selling 516,624 tickets at an average price of $ 223.56 – only Bruno Mars ($ 330), Lady Gaga ($ 295) and Eagles ($ 229) charged more.

Pop star Harry Styles had the second highest grossing tour, far behind the Stones with $ 86.7 million across 39 shows. The Hella Mega Tour with Green Day, Fall Out Boy and Weezer followed, followed by Eagles and Dead & Company. Six of the top 10 tours were by rock artists.

“We call it the Big Comeback, because we did it, en masse,” Pollstar noted. “Last year was the year that wasn’t, with touring as part of a global lockdown… and the development of performers and performers was left to drive-thru shows, to streaming and less than satisfactory social media. The fans largely did without the live, and we didn’t like that. While certainly not without challenges, 2021 was much different and, as data from Pollstar shows, much better. The summary list of rocks can be seen below.

The report adds that “every chart in last year’s year-end issue marked a sharp drop in shows, revenue, ticket sales and all other touring metrics. This year, however, is a very different story, especially the fourth quarter, which bodes extremely well for 2022. “

The Stones recently became the first group to gross an average of $ 10 million per show across all of their recent concerts, which covered a slightly different accounting period than Pollstar’s annual tour numbers.

Rock Top 10 in Pollstar’s Year-End Earnings List
1 (1 in full list) – Rolling Stones: $ 115.5 million across 12 shows; medium ticket $ 223.56
2 (3) – Green Day, Fall Out Boy, Weezer: $ 67.3 million over 20 shows; average ticket $ 102.09
3 (4) – Eagles: $ 59.2 million on 23 shows; medium ticket $ 229.66
4 (5) – Dead and Company: $ 50.2 million on 31 shows; average ticket $ 85.36
5 (7) – Guns N ‘Roses: $ 47.3 million across 23 shows; average ticket $ 134.75
6 (8) – Dave Matthews Band: $ 46.0 million across 41 shows; average ticket $ 78.78
7 (21) – Genesis: $ 23.7 million on 14 shows; average ticket $ 176.76
8 (29) – Billy Joel: $ 17.4 million over 4 shows; medium ticket $ 130.30
9 (30) – Kiss: $ 16.9 million for 22 shows; average ticket $ 83.85
10 (36) – Eric Clapton: $ 14.5M on 8 shows; medium ticket $ 169.25

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