Bon Jovi Top of European Tour Charts

Welcome once again to Music2Tattoos, today I want to look at the highest earnings tour chart of which Bon Jovi top the list!

Despite them all being in their fifties, and rifts between Jon and Richie, Bon jovi still manage to top the european polls of tours from a monetary point of view. Also , refreshingly, they have the lowest average ticket price of the top 5 rock tour bands!

Have a read of the article below from Ultimate-Guitar.com

Last month, we noted that there were too few rock artists in Forbes‘ most influential musicians list, which measured success in terms of album sales and social media presence. However, when it comes to tour sales, it seems that rock artists are still the winners.

Pollstar has named Bon Jovi as the most successful tour earner in the past six months, with the band having made $142.1 million in ticket sales. In second place is Bruce Springsteen, with the Rolling Stones rounding out third place.

 

Yet, while rock acts fill out the top three, established bands such as Eric Clapton, the Who and Neil Young are still being pipped to the post by the pop stars when it comes to live concerts. Those veteran acts, while still selling well, were outsold by Justin Bieber ($69.9m in six months), Pink ($61.1m) and Taylor Swift ($58.5m).

 

The complete Top 10 Tour Earnings list is:

 

1. Bon Jovi – $142.1m (ATP*: $95.60)
2. Bruce Springsteen – $103.9m (ATP: $107.19)
3. Rolling Stones – $87.7m (ATP: $346.09)
4. Fleetwood Mac – $59.1m (ATP: $107.80)
5. Paul McCartney – $43.5m (ATP:$129.58)
6. Eric Clapton – $28.4m (ATP: $89.18)
7. Muse – $25.1m (ATP: $56.92)
8. The Who – $23.5m (ATP: $98.36)
9. Neil Young – $19.1m (ATP: $97.88)
10. Dave Matthews – $18.6m (ATP: $55.87)

 

*Average Ticket Price

As a fan of Rock music it is great to see the highest grossing tour being a rock band but I do look at the list in slight despair as I realsie that only Muse are a relitively ‘young’ band; what is going to happen when the other 9 bands on that list decide to retire who comes next?

Where is the next stadium filling rock band coming from? Where is the next rock band that will last 20, 25 or even 30 years? As a fan of rock music it concerns me that I cannot see anyone coming through the ransk to take on the mantle!

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Graham