The legendary musician Sir Elton John holds the record for the most successful music tour ever. The English musician’s lengthy and concluding “Farewell Yellow Brick Road” tour, which still has many shows left, has already brought in more money than any other artist’s tour in history.
The renowned British singer reportedly earned an astounding $817.9 million from the eight legs (278 concerts) of his Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour, according to a Guinness World Records article citing a report by Billboard Boxscore. The shows, which were presented between September 2018 and January 2023, have turned out to be the most prosperous music tour.
Bad Bunny was the most successful touring artist in 2022, earning $373.5 million and selling 1.8 million tickets in just one calendar year. He tops Billboard’s year-end touring chart, making history as the first Latin act and the first act that doesn’t sing in the English language. El ltimo Tour Del Mundo and World’s Hottest Tour were two separate tours that Bad Bunny undertook, making him the only artist to complete two separate $100 million-grossing tours in a single calendar year, according to Billboard. In the 2022 year-end tour rankings, Sheeran, who started his Mathematics Tour last year, is in third place, followed by Elton John in second.
No solo woman has ever been the tour’s headlining act, but that is about to change this year. With sales of $407 million, Madonna’s Sticky and Sweet tour from 2008 to 2009 is the most successful solo female artist tour to date.Billboard reported that Taylor Swift’s upcoming Eras Tour has sold $591 million in tickets and will place her fourth on the list of highest-grossing concert tours, thus positioning her to overthrow Madonna’s record. Beginning in March, Swift’s tour has drawn significant criticism and attention to Ticketmaster, the ticket seller that struggled to meet the overwhelmingly high demand for tickets.