Top 10 Grossing Concert Tours of 2014

KatyPerry_4137After a record breaking 2013 at the box office, 2014 continued live music’s rise.  This year’s attendance wained slightly after last year’s 30% gains but due to higher ticket prices the overall box office grew 3.4% nearly hitting $2billion for the Top 10 Grossing Tours alone.

One Direction claimed the top spot on the year with over 3 millions fans taking in their shows for a box office total of $290,178,452.  I diverse selection of shows followed with Justin Timberlake, and perennial big sellers, Rolling Stones making up the Top 3.

The whole Top Ten live shows (as ranked by Billboard Magazine)

1.  One Direction – $290,178,452
2.   Justin Timberlake – $203,848,901
3.   Rolling Stones – $143,448,464
4.  Eagles – $127,939,979
5.  Katy Perry – $108,086,179
6.  Paul McCartney – $107,243,494
7.  Bruno Mars – $96,580,289
8.  Beyoncé & Jay Z – $95,978,476
9.  Lady Gaga – $80,679,636
10.  Michael Bublé – $74,152,634

Which shows did you see this year? What are your favourite live acts?

resources: Billboard Magazine BoxScore

 

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