U2 And Taylor Swift Top 2011’s Highest-Grossing Tours
Did you make it out to see any of your favorite music acts perform live this year? If so, you weren’t the only one — entertainers raked in millions of dollars via touring, and we’d know, because we were at some of these shows! Although Bono & co. have not released an album since early 2009, U2 easily trumped the competition, raking in $231.9 million worldwide during 34 concerts, according to Pollstar. But Taylor Swift was not far behind, as her cameo-filled Speak Now tour garnered the #2 slot in North America and #4 globally. Who else made the cut? Britney Spears, Lady Gaga, Kanye West & Jay-Z, and Rihanna, to name a few. See the rankings below.
A few of our favorite to make the cut:
Top-Grossing North American Tours 2011
1. U2 2. Taylor Swift 4. Lady Gaga 6. Elton John 8. Kanye West & Jay-Z 9. Lil Wayne 14. Britney Spears 22. Katy Perry
Top-Grossing Worldwide Tours 2011
1. U2 4. Taylor Swift 6. Elton John 7. Rihanna 11. Britney Spears 13. Justin Bieber 14. Lady Gaga 16. Katy Perry 17. Usher 20. Shakira 21. Kylie Minogue 23. Kanye West & Jay-Z
For the Top 25 rankings and grosses, head over to Pollstar.