Adele, Depeche Mode, Guns N’ Roses and Ed Sheeran are some of the artists that have had the highest grossing tours of 2017 so far.

Consisting mostly of the world’s biggest arena and stadium acts from music, comedy, theatre and more, Guns N’ Roses’ reunion tour with the original line-up is number one on Pollstar’s top 100 highest grossing tours of the year so far, grossing a total of $151.5million from January to June.

U2 were a close second with a total of $118.1million in ticket sales, Justin Bieber was next with $98.2million followed by Metallica ($88million) and finally Depeche Mode ($68.2million) to round out the top five.


See the top 10 below and the full 100 here.


  1. $151.5million – Guns N’ Roses
  2. $118.1million – U2
  3. $98.2million – Justin Bieber
  4. $88million – Metallica
  5. $68.2million – Depeche Mode
  6. $60.5million – Red Hot Chili Peppers
  7. $59million – Adele
  8. $57.2million – Ed Sheeran
  9. $54.5million – Eric Church
  10. $52.7million – Bruno Mars
Although Ed Sheeran’s fortune from touring will probably increase dramatically throughout the year since he announced a long run of stadium shows.