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U2 and the Rolling Stones Top Decade Touring Earners list

PERTH, AUSTRALIA – NOVEMBER 27: Adam Clayton, Bono, Larry Mullen Jr, The Edge of U2 perform at Optus Stadium on November 27, 2019 in Perth, Australia. (Photo by Paul Kane/Getty Images)

U2 and the Rolling Stones lead Pollstar’s Top Touring Artists of the Decade list. U2 came out on top with earnings of $1,038,104,132, marking the only act to rake in over one billion in ticket sale over the past 10 years.  Second place went to the Stones  — the one act out of the Top 20, who has historically spent the most time on the road, with a cool $922,361,663.

All told, classic rockers held 10 of the Top 15 spots with notable mention going to Bon Jovi, who snagged $836,661,584 on the road and Bruce Springsteen taking in $729,789,815 over the decade.

Pollstar’s Top Touring Artists of the Decade:

1. U2 – $1,038,104,132
2. The Rolling Stones – $929,196,083
3. Ed Sheeran – $922,361,663
4. Taylor Swift – $899,627,048
5. Beyonce – $857,405,819
6. Bon Jovi – $836,661,584
7. Paul McCartney – $813,811,559
8. Coldplay – $731,805,591
9. Bruce Springsteen – $729,789,815
10. Roger Waters – $702,231,419
11. Elton John – $675,886,369
12. Metallica – $661,907,247
13. Guns N’ Roses – $648,112,698
14. Eagles – $630,066,670
15. One Direction – $628,242,521
16. Pink – $626,026,122
17. Jay-Z – $611,837,214
18. Kenny Chesney – $608,693,967
19. Justin Bieber – $554,229,462
20. Bruno Mars – $545,585,346

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