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U2 Tour Confirmed As Biggest Of 2012

Thursday, December 22nd 2011 09:00

The band beat Bon Jovi in the end of year list

The final 2011 Billboard Boxscore lists have been published and, unsurprisingly considering it is the biggest tour of all time, U2's 360 Tour was the biggest of the year.

In amongst the various pop and country acts that dominate the list, Roger Waters, Iron Maiden, Journey and Eagles all made a healthy amount of money on their various tours.

Here's the top 25:

1. U2
Total Gross: $293,281,487    Number of Shows: 44 
Total Attendance: 2,887,972   Number of Sell-Outs: 44

2. Bon Jovi 
Total Gross: $192,947,951Number of Shows: 68 
Total Attendance: 1,851,385  Number of Sell-Outs: 68 

3. Take That
Total Gross: $185,175,360    Number of Shows: 29 
Total Attendance: 1,806,473   Number of Sell-Outs: 29

4. Roger Waters 
Total Gross: $149,904,965     Number of Shows: 92 
Total Attendance: 1,362,993   Number of Sell-Outs: 92

5. Taylor Swift
Total Gross: $97,368,416      Number of Shows: 89
Total Attendance: 1,356,720   Number of Sell-Outs: 87

6. Kenny Chesney 
Total Gross: $84,576,917      Number of Shows: 55 
Total Attendance: 1,160,132   Number of Sell-Outs: 37

7. Usher 
Total Gross: $74,954,681    Number of Shows: 73 
Total Attendance: 922,327   Number of Sell-Outs: 58

8. Lady Gaga 
Total Gross: $71,900,434   Number of Shows: 45 
Total Attendance: 745,735   Number of Sell-Outs: 43

9. André Rieu
Total Gross: $67,104,756     Number of Shows: 102 
Total Attendance: 657,757   Number of Sell-Outs: 15

10. Sade
Total Gross: $53,178,550   Number of Shows: 59 
Total Attendance: 588,693  Number of Sell-Outs: 21

11. Michael Bublé 
Total Gross: $49,856,921  Number of Shows: 57 
Total Attendance: 520,242  Number of Sell-Outs: 36

12. Eagles 
Total Gross: $49,759,190  Number of Shows: 24 
Total Attendance: 286,684   Number of Sell-Outs: 3

13. Katy Perry 
Total Gross: $48,851,454  Number of Shows: 98 
Total Attendance: 1,002,656   Number of Sell-Outs: 54

14. Lil Wayne 
Total Gross: $46,300,000   Number of Shows: 69 
Total Attendance: 712,000   Number of Sell-Outs: 14

15. Justin Bieber 
Total Gross: $44,124,922     Number of Shows: 35 
Total Attendance: 567,544   Number of Sell-Outs: 27

16. Glee Live! In Concert! 
Total Gross: $40,854,811    Number of Shows: 40 
Total Attendance: 485,852  Number of Sell-Outs: 40

17. NKOTBSB 
Total Gross: $40,415,307    Number of Shows: 51 
Total Attendance: 609,426   Number of Sell-Outs: 22

18. Journey 
Total Gross: $39,069,939  Number of Shows:73 
Total Attendance: 688,871  Number of Sell-Outs: 17

19. Britney Spears 
Total Gross: $37,100,000 Number of Shows: 39 
Total Attendance: 396,000   Number of Sell-Outs:14

20. Iron Maiden
Total Gross: $33,085,671      Number of Shows: 33 
Total Attendance: 473,285    Number of Sell-Outs: 17

21. Kylie Minogue
Total Gross: $32,559,439 Number of Shows: 41 
Total Attendance: 307,135Number of Sell-Outs: 2

22. Neil Diamond 
Total Gross: $31,303,070Number of Shows: 20 
Total Attendance: 239,723Number of Sell-Outs: 4

23. Enrique Iglesias 
Total Gross: $30,811,001  Number of Shows: 38 
Total Attendance: 397,857Number of Sell-Outs: 32

24. Jason Aldean
Total Gross: $27,768,963 Number of Shows: 58 
Total Attendance: 790,530Number of Sell-Outs: 47

25. Toby Keith
Total Gross: $27,313,132 Number of Shows: 52 
Total Attendance: 673,668 Number of Sell-Outs: 19

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