Taylor Swift Tops 2015 Concert Tours; AC/DC, U2, Foo Fighters in Top Five

Nobody even came close to Taylor Swift when it came to touring in 2015 according to the year-end chart by Pollstar.

The ex-country, now pop superstar grossed $250.4 million worldwide for her 1989 tour, selling a total of 2.27 million tickets.

AC/DC came in quite a bit back at $180 million; however, they did beat Swift in one area, total tickets sold. The band played 29 less shows than Swift with a total of 2.31 million tickets sold, the most of any artist in the top twenty.

U2, who came in fourth with $152.2 million, bested both Swift and AC/DC in the category of average gross per show at $6.9 million compared to Swift's $4.7 million and AC/DC's $1.8 million. U2 weren't the champions of that category, though. That would go to the Rolling Stones who came in at number 10 for the year. They only played 14 shows but averaged $7.8 million for each giving them a total of $109.7 million.

The following is the top five along with the position of all other veteran artists in the top twenty:
  • 01. Taylor Swift ($250.4 million)
  • 02. AC/DC ($180.0)
  • 03. One Direction ($158.8)
  • 04. U2 ($152.2)
  • 05. Foo Fighters ($127.0)
  • 06. Fleetwood Mac ($125.1)
  • 08. Kenny Chesney ($116.4)
  • 09. Garth Brooks ($114.9)
  • 10. Rolling Stones ($109.7)
  • 11. Madonna ($88.4)
  • 13. Paul McCartney ($77.7)
  • 14. Elton John ($77.6)
  • 18. Billy Joel ($69.9)
  • 19. Shania Twain ($69.0)
  • 20. Neil Diamond ($68.0)

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