Quantcast

CONCERT TICKET SALES SPIKE IN '17

A record 23.4m concert tickets were sold worldwide, according mid-year stats released by Pollstar. Guns N’ Roses is tops at the global box office while U2 was #1 in the U.S.

Pollstar, the latest acquisition of Irving Azoff’s Oak View Group, reported that the Top 50 Worldwide Tours grossed a combined $1.97b; the Top 100 North American Tours grossed $1.64b, an 11% spike over 2016; and Live Nation is by far the world’s largest concert promoter, with reported sales of 18.7m tickets.

North America is having a particularly good year, as the Top 100 shows represented 22.8m tickets sold, topping last year’s record of 19.8m. The average number of tickets sold per show was up 706 to a record 9,128.

U2 pulled in $118.1m in 16 cities; Metallica was #2 with $68.7m. Despite Vladimir Putin’s 11th hour discovery of box office “receipts” for Emin concerts, he did not make the Top 50.

For more data, click here.

UMG'S VALUATION NEARS $55B
Day one begins. (9/22a)
SAVE THE DATE: GRAMMY NOMS REVEALED 11/23
Whoa, that's early. (9/21a)
A HARD DAY’S
HITS LIST
Stars across the board (9/21a)
NEAR TRUTHS:
THE LUCIAN DECADE
A history lesson from I.B. Bad (9/21a)
SIR LUCIAN TURNS IT UP
As UMG goes solo, Grainge discusses leading the band. (9/20a)
HITS' 35TH ANNIVERSARY
A chronicle of the inexplicable.
GRAMMY: ALBUM OF THE YEAR
We make yet more predictions, which you are free to ignore.
2022 TOURS
May we all be vaxxed by then.
ROCK'S NEW CHAPTER
Power pop, global glam and the return of the loud.
 Email

 First Name

 Last Name

 Company

 Country
CAPTCHA code
Captcha: (type the characters above)