Move over U2: Top 10 highest-grossing band tours


For the longest time, U2 has been a force to be reckoned with when it comes to highest-grossing band tours.

Bono and the boys topped the list for years with their 360-Degree Tour which pulled in $736.4 million.

Just recently though pop sensation Ed Sheeran's Divide Tour broke that record by pulling in $737.9 million (so far), surpassing U2 by $1.48 million. More specifically, the record was broken last Friday when Sheeran played a show in Denmark and pulled in $6.9 million in one night alone. 

The Divide Tour began in Italy in 2017, has sold more than 8.5 million tickets, and has seen the shaggy redhead pop star play shows in North America, Europe, Australia, Asia, and Africa.

Despite this, the top 10 highest grossing tours of all time mostly belong to rock artists. 

  • Ed Sheeran: Divide Tour (2017-present) $737.9 million
  • U2: 360-Degree Tour (2009-2011) $736.4 million
  • Guns N' Roses: Not in This Lifetime Tour (2016-present) $563.3 million
  • The Rolling Stones: A Bigger Bang Tour (2005-2007) $558.3 million
  • Coldplay: A Head Full of Dreams Tour (2016-2017) $523 million
  • Roger Waters: The Wall Live Tour (2010-2013) $458.7 million
  • AC/DC: Black Ice World Tour (2008-2010) $441.1 million
  • Madonna: Sticky & Sweet Tour (2008-2009) $407.7 million
  • U2: Vertigo Tour (2005-2006) $389 million
  • Garth Brooks & Trisha Yearwood World Tour (2014-2017) $364.3 million

Read more about Ed Sheeran's Divide Tour and other touring artists here.