Two Rolling Stones tours are among the top ten highest grossing tours of all-time. Billboard ranks The Stones' "Bigger Bang Tour" that began in 2005 in seventh place with 558-million-dollars. Their "No Filter Tour" that was interrupted by the Covid pandemic ranks eighth with 547-million-dollars. Elton John's recently-concluded "Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour" tops the list with 939-million-dollars. No other tour has even grossed as much as 800-million-dollars. Coldplay's on the list twice too!
The updated top 10 tours of all-time include previous record-holders by Ed Sheeran and The Rolling Stones, as well as live legends like Guns N’ Roses.
John’s triumphant farewell tour is one of three in the top 10 with post-pandemic results, but more upheaval could be on the way. Still on the road, Sheeran recently slipped by the $400 million mark with his current tour, with more shows scheduled for this year. And that’s not to mention newly launched 2023 treks by Beyoncé, Metallica, Taylor Swift and more.
10)Roger Waters- The Wall Live (2010-13) $459 million
9)Coldplay A Head Full Of Dreams Tour (2016-17) $524 million
8)The Rolling Stones – No Filter Tour (2017-19, 2021) $547 million
7)The Rolling Stones – A Bigger Bang Tour (2005-07) $558 million
6)Coldplay – Music Of The Spheres Word Tour (2022-23) $561.2 million
5)Guns N’ Roses – Not in This Lifetime Tour (2016-19) $584 million
4)Harry Styles – Love On Tour (2021-present) $590.3 million
3)U2- U2 360 Tour (2009-11) $736 million
2)Ed Sheeran – The Divide Tour (2017-19) $776 million
1)Elton John – Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour (2018-20, 2022-23) $939.1 million