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Submitted by Kaj Roth on 2017-12-31
Happy New Year From The Melodic Net Team

Happy new 2018 from the staff of, let´s finish 2017 with a look back on the highest grossing tours of the year. 1.U2 2.Guns N Roses 3.Coldplay

U2's decision to celebrate the 30th anniversary of The Joshua Tree has worked out in their favor. It was named the top-grossing tour of 2017, with Coldplay and Depeche Mode also finishing in the Top 10.

The concert industry publication Pollstar has released their list of the Top 20 tours from the past year, which combined brought in a record total of $2.66 billion, an increase of $264 million from last year. U2 earned $316 million by playing to 2.7 million people across 50 shows with an average ticket price of more than $116.

Coldplay were in third place, behind Guns N' Roses, grossing $238 million, with 2.5 million tickets sold over 54 shows (average ticket price: $97)


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