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Elton John, Metallica, Fleetwood Mac among the top-grossing touring artists in 2019 so far

Written by on July 3, 2019

ABC/Randy HolmesElton John is among the artists who are raking it in at the box office in 2019, according to the latest installment of Pollstar‘s annual Mid-Year rankings.

The publication, which tracks the concert industry, reports that Elton, who is on a three-year farewell tour, is #1 in box-office grosses in the worldwide rankings, with $82.6 million.

In North America, Elton ranks third with $74.7 million, which puts him behind pop stars Pink and Justin Timberlake, whose tours earned, respectively, $81.8 million and $75.5 million.

Other rock acts who finished in the top 10 of Pollstar‘s Mid-Year rankings of the highest-grossing tours worldwide include Metallica at #4 with $69.7 million, Fleetwood Mac at #5 with $67.7 million, KISS at #7 with $58.1 million, Trans-Siberian Orchestra at #8 with $57.3 million, and Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band at #9 with $52.8 million.

As for the other rock artists in the top 10 of Pollstar‘s North American rankings, Fleetwood Mac is #4, KISS is #5, Trans-Siberian Orchestra is #6 and Seger & The Silver Bullet Band are #7.

Pollstar‘s Mid-Year lists actually cover concert grosses from November 22, 2018, to May 22, 2019.

Here’s the full top 10 of Pollstar‘s Worldwide Tours 2019 Mid-Year list:

1. Elton John, $82.6 million
2. Pink, $81.8 million
3. Justin Timberlake, $75.5 million
4. Metallica, $69.7 million
5. Fleetwood Mac, $67.7 million
6. Ed Sheeran, $63.6 million
7. KISS, $58.1 million
8. Trans-Siberian Orchestra, $57.3 million
9. Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band, $52.8 million
10. Travis Scott, $51.7 million

And here’s the top 10 of Pollstar‘s North American Tours 2019 Mid-Year rankings:

1. Pink, $81.8 million
2. Justin Timberlake, $75.5 million
3. Elton John, $74.7 million
4. Fleetwood Mac, $67.7 million
5. KISS, $58.1 million
6. Trans-Siberian Orchestra, $57.3 million
7. Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band, $52.8 million
8. Travis Scott, $51.7 million
9. Cher, $48.7 million
10. Eric Church, $46.4 million

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