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World Wide Top 20 Tours for 2015

Swift’s world tour tops Pollstar’s 2015 list with $250.4M

NEW YORK (AP) — Taylor Swift’s star-studded “1989 World Tour” topped Pollstar’s list of worldwide tours of the year, grossing $250.4 million.

Swift’s tour grossed $70 million more than the No.2 tour of the year, AC/DC’s “Rock or Bust World Tour,” which brought in $180 million.

One Direction, U2 and Foo Fighters rounded out the Top 5 tours of the year.

Swift’s stadium tour featured songs from her best-selling “1989” album, including “Bad Blood” and “Blank Space.” The tour also featured guest appearances from various musicians, actors, athletes and models, from Mick Jagger to Julia Roberts to Kobe Bryant and Heidi Klum.

Ticket prices for her tour averaged at $110.50.

Kevin Hart’s comedy tour was a white-hot success, grossing $82.2 million and coming in at No.12. “Violetta,” the Disney-Latin America telenovela that films in Buenos Aires, Argentina, is No. 15 on the list after grossing $76.8 million. The “Violetta Live International Tour,” which features cast members including show star Martina Stoessel, performed a number of concerts in Spain, France, Mexico, Argentina and Italy.

The rest of the Top 20 spots went to musicians. Garth Brooks came in at No. 9; The Rolling Stones at No. 10; Madonna at No. 11; Paul McCartney at No. 13; and Neil Diamond at No. 20.

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Online:

http://www.pollstar.com/news_article.aspx?ID=822098

The 2015 Top 20 Worldwide Tours is the annual ranking of the concert industry’s top performing artists by the trade publication Pollstar, and is tabulated for all worldwide shows worked between January 1 and December 31, 2015.

Details listed are:

Total Gross (In millions USD) – Artist – Average Price – Average Tickets Sold – Totals Tickets Sold

2015 TOP 20 WORLDWIDE TOURS

1. $250.4; Taylor Swift; $110.15; 42,893; 2,273,328.

2. $180.0; AC/DC; $77.92; 46,201; 2,310,061.

3. $158.8; One Direction; $91.82; 44,345; 1,729,470.

4. $152.2; U2; $118.35; 58,473; 1,286,416.

5. $127.0; Foo Fighters; $75.50; 27,575; 1,682,053.

6. $125.1; Fleetwood Mac; $125.61; 16,064; 995,939.

7. $117.3; Ed Sheeran; $64.33; 20,037; 1,823,410.

8. $116.4; Kenny Chesney; $85.37; 26,729; 1,363,190.

9. $114.9; Garth Brooks; $64.47; 77,488; 1,782,224.

10. $109.7; The Rolling Stones; $174.50; 44,910; 628,733.

11. $88.4; Madonna; $127.55; 18,731; 693,061.

12. $82.2; Kevin Hart; $73.00; 10,331; 1,126,027.

13. $77.7; Paul McCartney; $155.76. 26,255; 498,844.

14. $77.6; Elton John; $124.49; 11,987; 623,343.

15. $76.8; Violetta; $73.19; 20,986; 1,049,323.

16. $72.0; Maroon 5; $81.58; 16,344; 882,569.

17. $71.8; Luke Bryan; $55.48; 22,705; 1,294,160.

18. $69.9; Billy Joel; $106.47. 36,473; 656,522.

19. $69.0; Shania Twain; 98.13; 10,818; 703,148.

20. $68.0; Neil Diamond; $106.87; 11,362.

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