Grossing $151.5 million, Guns N’ Roses’ “No Longer In This Lifetime” tour leads the list of top tours through the first six months of 2017, in keeping with the mid-12 months report from are living entertainment business Pollstar. The live performance industry pulled in an expected $1.97 billion around the globe up to now this year.
U2’s “The Joshua Tree” anniversary trek came in second with $118.1 million, which used to be ok to land them on the head of the category for North The Usa, where song excursion grosses were up 11% for a document of $1.64 billion.
“We smashed the 2016 first-half report of $1.47 billion,” Pollstar president Gary Bongiovanni mentioned. “The business took in more cash and bought extra tickets than ever ahead of with a rather decrease price tag worth, and that’s good for everybody.”
A FIFTEEN percent build up in attendance boosted the typical North American show gross a few of the Top ONE HUNDRED acts by way of 5% to a document $658,600 consistent with display average.
Guns N’ Roses are set to the touch down within the U.S. with their phenomenally widespread “No Longer On This Lifetime Tour” reunion excursion in October. “The hard work hasn’t even began yet,” stated the band’s booking agent, UTA’s Ken Fermaglich.
On excursion in North The Usa, U2 had a greater average gross of $7.38 million on 19 shows, in comparison to GNR’s $FIVE.61 million on 30 displays. But GNR generated the most important individual box place of business gross: $17.3 million from the June SIXTEEN-17 displays at London Stadium.
Justin Bieber Is Not Any. THREE worldwide, with $93.2 million, whilst Metallica ($88 million) and Depeche Mode ($68.2 million) spherical out the highest 5. Adele was the highest-acting feminine, at No. 7 globally ($59 million), proper in the back of 5th-placed Red Hot Chili Peppers ($68.FIVE million).
Adam Clayton, Bono, Larry Mullen and the brink of U2 perform in London on July 8.WireImage
Overall, global traveling was once down $10 million from the same duration in 2016. That number was driven by way of a $3.11 or 3.5% drop in the typical ticket worth from $87.51 to $84.40.
on the North American charts, a couple of united states boys trip herd in the most sensible 5, with Eric Church at No. 4 ($54.FIVE million) and Garth Brooks at No. 5 ($40 million). The numbers have been adequate to land them at No. NINE and No. 12, respectively, at the all over the world chart.
Guns N’ Roses was the one staff to promote greater than 1 million tickets thus far this yr, in step with Bongiovanni.
Live Nation used to be the top all over the world concert promoter, with 18.66 million tickets sold, more than double that of No. 2 AEG Presents, with 6.58 million (regardless that AEG in turn had more than twice the haul of 3rd-position OCESA/CIE of Mexico, at 2 million). That’s pretty much precisely the place the two highly competitive U.S. primarily based promoters have been positioned at this time closing year.
Working in more than 40 nations with a portfolio of 26,000 live shows and EIGHTY FIVE festivals, Live Country “continues to be by means of a ways the world’s greatest concert promoter,” in keeping with Bongiovanni, who tracked gross sales of nearly 18.7 million tickets for the corporate’s first part.
“AEG is still an outstanding second with nearly 6.6 million, and that’s with out reporting the numbers from Coachella and their different fairs” he referred to.
London’s O2 maintains to dominate the world chart, with more than 1 million tickets bought because it becomes what Pollstar’s record characterizes as arguably the most vital venue within the world. “nobody is guffawing now in regards to the white elephant once known as the Millennium Dome,” Bongiovanni quipped. The Barclays Center in Brooklyn at No. NINE used to be the one U.S. venue to make the top 10.
To read the whole Pollstar document and charts, click here.