2011 had been a great year for the music lovers. A lot of popular bands and celebrity singers travelled to different parts of the world to entertain and connect with their fans. While there were some obvious names present in the list, there were some popular names missing as well from the list. May be, they didn’t generate that much revenue. Well, who cares? We were entertained by their performances and that is all that matters. Wanna know who made the most gross-profit by their concert?keep reading.
Recently, “Pollstar” released an interesting data that depicted the 25 most gross-revenue generating tours of 2011 worldwide. Well well well, the data clearly displays the huge money that the celebrities makes through these concerts. Lucky they!
To talk about the list, U2 fans would be glad to know that their favorite band topped the list. Yeah, that’s right! They made a whopping $231.9 million gross-money in the previous year. They were followed by Take That who generated $224 millions of the same. While these two still had a tough competition, the third in the list was Bon Jovi that was left far behind, making about $148.8 gross-millions. Taylor Swift then followed at $104.2 million.
Let’s just leave out the gross-million thing and talk about the celebs that followed. What’s the point in reading it and envying them? LOL, JK. To quote a few names of some other popular bands/celebrity singers, Rihanna was on the 7th spot, Paul McCartney was on 10th, Britney Spears on 11th and Justin Bieber on 13th. Lady Gaga followed Bieber with $63.7 gross-millions generated. Katy Perry and Usher occupied the 16th and 17th spot, respectively. While Iron Maiden could get the 19th position, the “Queen of Belly-Dancing” Shakira followed. It was interesting to see quite many popular names missing from that top-22 list. Where’s the name of Miley Cyrus?
U2 overtook from The Rolling Stones as the topper of the highest-grossing concert tours worldwide with their “U2 360 degree Tour” in the year(s) 2009-2011. Interestingly, U2 have made it five-times in this list overall with their respective tours in different years. And its not just the gross-millions generated by them that they topped in, the attendance of people attending their 360 degree Tour was reportedly 7,268,430. This is lost double the number of people that attended “A Bigger Bang Tour” by The Rolling Stones whose at second spot of all time highest gross-millions generating.
What we feel is performances do not consider the gross-revenue factor, do they? There had been numerous performances by famous celebs in the previous year that entertained a huge number of population in different countries but could not make it to the 25 of 2011. Well, we can just hope that 2012 turns out to be a bigger year for the music industry than 2011 and we hope that our favorite bands/ celebrities keep traveling worldwide to entertain the world. Rock on guys!