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Music Industry Mag Reveals The 25 Top-Selling Live Artists Over The Last 25 Years

Written by Chief Editor.

Billboard has published a compilation of the top 25-selling live acts of the past 25 years.

Elton is in the Top Ten, coming in at #6. The top spot goes to the Rolling Stones. They grossed more than $1.5 billion on the road since 1990, playing more than 500 shows to almost 20 million fans.

U2 lands in second place, with roughly the same numbers as the Stones; Bruce Springsteen is third, with a $1.2 billion gross over 700-plus shows to 15 million fans.

Below are the top 10 live earners.

1. The Rolling Stones
Gross: USD 1,565,792,382
Attendance: 19,677,569
Shows: 538

2. U2
Gross: USD 1,514,979,793
Attendance: 20,536,168
Shows: 526

3. Bruce Springsteen
Gross: USD 1,196,116,507
Attendance: 15,010,773
Shows: 727

4. Madonna
Gross: USD 1,140,230,941
Attendance: 9,694,079
Shows: 382

5. Bon Jovi
Gross: USD 1,030,082,884
Attendance: 12,333,668
Shows: 578

6. Elton
Gross: USD 786,791,043
Attendance: 12,164,513
Shows: 956

7. Dave Matthews Band
Gross: USD 776,969,736
Attendance: 17,823,077
Shows: 992

8. Celine Dion
Gross: USD 737,573,927
Attendance: 6,546,109
Shows: 1,143

9. Kenny Chesney
Gross: USD 752,706,599
Attendance: 12,681,629
Shows: 755

10. The Eagles
Gross: USD 702,110,908
Attendance: 7,720,760
Shows: 484

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