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Top 25 Live Artists From 1990-2014

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What would it be like to earn over a billion dollars?

Some of the biggest bands can tell you exactly what that means! Billboard just came out with their list of the Top 25 touring acts some of which have made over a BILLION dollars since 1990! That’s a lot of concert t-shirts! 

Have you seen any of these in concert?

Top Live Artists From 1990-2014

1. The Rolling Stones

Gross: $1,565,792,382

Attendance: 19,677,569

Shows: 538

2. U2

Gross: $1,514,979,793

Attendance: 20,536,168

Shows: 526

3. Bruce Springsteen

Gross: $1,196,116,507

Attendance: 15,010,773

Shows: 727

4. Madonna

Gross: $1,140,230,941

Attendance: 9,694,079

Shows: 382

5. Bon Jovi

Gross: $1,030,082,884

Attendance: 12,333,668

Shows: 578

6. Elton John*

Gross: $786,791,043

Attendance: 12,164,513

Shows: 956

7. Dave Matthews Band

Gross: $776,969,736

Attendance: 17,823,077

Shows: 992

8. Celine Dion

Gross: $737,573,927

Attendance: 6,546,109

Shows: 1,143

9. Kenny Chesney

Gross: $752,706,599

Attendance: 12,681,629

Shows: 755

10. The Eagles

Gross: $702,110,908

Attendance: 7,720,760

Shows: 484

11. The Police/Sting

Gross: $556,114,962

Attendance: 7,257,611

Shows: 605

12. Roger Waters

Gross: $547,305,412

Attendance: 5,474,759

Shows: 316

13. Paul McCartney

Gross: $505,534,809

Attendance: 5,248,175

Shows: 220

14. Billy Joel*

Gross: $499,978,726

Attendance: 10,408,169

Shows: 577

15. Rod Stewart

Gross: $497,033,399

Attendance: 7,885,676

Shows: 714

16. Neil Diamond

Gross: $465,448,371

Attendance: 8,870,666

Shows: 643

17. Metallica

Gross: $432,816,245

Attendance: 8,388,374

Shows: 468

18. Aerosmith

Gross: $417,573,638

Attendance: 8,405,069

Shows: 582

19. George Strait

Gross: $405,034,063

Attendance: 9,736,580

Shows: 584

20. Jimmy Buffett

Gross: $402,756,057

Attendance: 9,746,471

Shows: 539

21. Coldplay

Gross: $378,359,252

Attendance: 5,394,616

Shows: 315

22. Toby Keith

Gross: $361,256,245

Attendance: 8,608,696

Shows: 711

23. Cher

Gross: $351,625,611

Attendance: 4,531,739

Shows: 548

24. Fleetwood Mac/Stevie Nicks

Gross: $349,906,931

Attendance: 4,906,995

Shows: 483

25. AC/DC

Gross: $337,879,092

Attendance: 5,387,353

Shows: 316

 

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