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What Were The Top North American Tours in 2017?

POLLSTAR releases list of the Top 20 Touring Acts of the past year...

January 9, 2018

The recent publication of the Nielsen 2017 Year-End Report showed that Metal Masters METALLICA were the top act in 2017, landing the #1 position on the "Top 5 Genre Artists" list in 'The Year In Rock' category, and Metallica's 'Hardwired... To Self-Destruct' album took the #3 spot on the 'Top 5 Albums' list, so it's not surprising that the Metallicats were also at the top o' the list for the Top 20 North American Tours of 2017. This according to POLLSTAR, the music industry's website that reports and tracks performers, shows, ticket sales, etc. around the world. The Pollstar chart shows that METALLICA sold 1.14 million concert tickets, earning them (approx.) $110 million, which put them ahead of the others in the Top 5-(in order): GUNS N' ROSES, ROGER WATERS, RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS, & TRANS SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA. (The Top 10 are listed below, & you can see the complete list & the rest of Pollstar's 'Year End Special-2017' HERE) Rock On!

POLLSTAR's Top 10 Touring Acts of 2017

1) METALLICA - $110.3 million (1.14 million tickets sold)
2) GUNS N' ROSES - $98 million (837,000 tickets sold)
3) ROGER WATERS - $92.1 million (756,000 tickets sold)
4) RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS - $67.5 million (809,000 tickets sold)
5) TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA - $61.5 million (1.01 million tickets sold)
6) BON JOVI - $37.9 million (446,000 tickets sold)
7) GREEN DAY - $31.7 million (630,000 tickets sold)
8) JOURNEY - $29.4 million (379,000 tickets sold)
9) QUEEN + ADAM LAMBERT - $29 million (298,000 tickets sold)
10) DEF LEPPARD - $28.6 million (404,000 tickets sold)