And the Top-Grossing Artist of 2017 Is…

…U2. Coldplay finished in third spot ($238 million), followed by Bruno Mars ($200.1 million) and Metallica ($158.2 million). Over 50 shows in 30 cities, U2 sold 2.71 million tickets and grossed about $316 million USD, according to Pollstar. Here’s the full list. In second spot is Guns ‘N Roses with $295.5 million USD as the result of selling 2.68 million tickets. No real surprise there, given the huge crowds they attracted to their Joshua Tree 30 tour, which included a multi-night stand in Brazil that attracted somewhere around 300,000 people.
And the Top-Grossing Artist of 2017 Is…