Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Metallica and Fleetwood Mac among top 2019 tours

Metallica, Fleetwood Mac and KISS are among the highest-grossing tours of 2019, according to a mid-year report by Pollstar.

Elton John’s farewell series leads the live industry with $82.6 million during the period between November 2018 and May of this year, with pop singers Pink ($81.8 million) and Justin Timberlake ($75.5 million) not far behind in second and third spot respectively.

Among rockers, Metallica led the way at No. 4 with $69.7 million based on more than 635,000 tickets sold, Fleetwood Mac earned $67.7 million to land in fifth place, KISS finished seventh at $58.1 million while Bob Seger came in at No. 9 with $52.8 million.

Now in its fourth year, Metallica’s World Wired tour is in support of the band’s tenth studio record, “Hardwired…To Self-Destruct”, which debuted atop the charts in two dozen countries while earning sales of more than five million copies worldwide.

Fleetwood Mac’s 2018/2019 trek marks their first without guitarist Lindsey Buckingham, while KISS’ farewell End Of The Road series is in its first of a multi-year run, and Seger performs dates on his final tour, which was recently extended to include new shows this fall.

Check out the 2019 midyear worldwide tour report at
Highest-grossing Worldwide Tours

2019 Mid-Year Report

01. Elton John – $82.6 million
02. Pink – $81.8 million
03. Justin Timberlake – $75.5 million
04. Metallica – $69.7 million
05. Fleetwood Mac – $67.7 million
06. Ed Sheeran – $63.6 million
07. KISS – $58.1 million
08. Trans-Siberian Orchestra – $57.3 million
09. Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band – $52.8 million
10. Travis Scott – $51.7 million

See also:

VIDEO: Metallica perform Hardwired in London
VIDEO: Metallica performs St. Anger in Manchester
VIDEO: Metallica performs 1988 classic in rare Brussels concert
VIDEO: Metallica performs The Memory Remains in Cologne
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