Nearly all the box office data is in for our Year-End Charts and it shows that the top two global tours grossed more than a half-billion dollars in what has been a great year for the concert business.
Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band takes the top spot with a worldwide gross of $262 million, just edging out Beyoncé who took in $256.4 million. The Boss played 75 shows in 65 cities while selling 2.35 million tickets at an average price of $111.41.
Beyoncé’s global jaunt did 49 shows in 46 cities filling 2.24 million seats at an average of $114.59. The Top 5 Tours will be rounded out by Coldplay with a strong third place at about $241 million followed by Guns N' Roses and Adele.
The entire 2016 Year-End research package will be released on Jan. 6 at www.pollstar.com and will include our Industry Analysis and detailed Top 100 Worldwide Tours Chart along with the global ticket sales charts for the Top 100 Promoters, Top 200 Arenas, Top 200 Theatres, Top 200 clubs and much more.