We sat on this story for days. We have tried to make sense of it. Here goes…The Palace in Auburn Hills’ Elton John and Billy Joel sell-out dates on May 2 and May 3, 2003, were listed as the top-grossing concert events in the world (combined), according to Billboard magazine.
The shows helped boost the arena to become the third-highest grossing venue of its size from December 2002 through to May 2003.
Top Boxscores Gross Ticket Sales
1. Elton John & Billy Joel/The Palace, May 2-3, 2003
(two sellouts) $4,669,250
2. Elton John & Billy Joel/MGM Grand Garden, Las Vegas, March 28-29, 2003
(two sellouts) $4,465,000
3. Shakira, Cabas/Foro Sol, Mexico City, February 14-15, 2003
(two sellouts) $4,050,889
4. Elton John & Billy Joel/Pepsi Arena, Albany, N.Y., April 24-26, 2003
(two sellouts) $3,547,735
Elton John and Billy Joel‘s tour topped Billboard magazine’s world’s most profitable touring acts, it was reported back in July 2003.
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