One Direction, Justin Timberlake Top List Of 2014′s Highest Grossing Tours

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One Direction tops Pollstar’s list of 2014′s highest-grossing tours so far. The UK boy band’s Where We Are trek has raked in more than $131 million, besting sales of landmark tours by The Rolling Stones ($115 million), including the legendary rock band’s first-ever concert in Israel. Justin Timberlake ranks third on the list ($110 million), though with his 20/20 world tour now returning to the United States his sales are bound to go up.

Other acts didn’t come close to selling as much as the top three. The ever-reliable Bruce Springstreen & the E Street Band (Timberlake is a fan) has brought in $64 million. Meanwhile, save for 1D, Timberlake and Bruno Mars and his Moonshine Jungle Tour rounding out the top ten, the year’s biggest sellers so far have been legacy acts, like George Strait and the Eagles. As Popdust points out, Cher is the only female in the top ten, though with Beyonce (Mrs. Carter Show) and Miley Cyrus (Bangerz) not trailing far behind.

Head on over to Pollstar for the full list. After the jump, see a fan-made compilation of the best moments from One Direction’s tour, set at the start to The Weather Girls’ “It’s Raining Men.”

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  • Spaska Angelova

    Great is my favorite band, I love One Direction!
    Wonderful moments of round. Harry eats bananas ha ha

  • Spaska Angelova

    Great is my favorite band, I love One Direction!
    Wonderful moments of the tour. Harry eats bananas ha ha

  • Sienna

    Miley’s Bangerz Tour hasn’t even had its full run. It will definitely top this list next year.