U2 was the top touring act of 2017, with $316m groess revenue from their Joshua Tree 2017 concert tour, edging out Guns n’ Roses with $292m. The list is dominated by older male artists, and includes Coldplay, Bruce Springsteen and Metallica.
U2 has routinely topped such lists in recent years, being 4-time winner of Billboards highest grossing touring act award. Both the U2-360 and Vertigo tours were the highest grossing tour of all time at their completion, and the 360 tour remains the highest grossing tour of all time, as well as the best attended concert tour in history.
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