U2 Is The Highest-Grossing Act On Pollstar's 'Artist Of The Decade' Chart

The band is followed by The Rolling Stones, Ed Sheeran, Taylor Swift, and Bon Jovi.

December 18, 2019

The end of the decade numbers are in!

Pollstar released their Artist Of The Decade chart that focuses on the highest grossing acts and state of the business in the last ten years. U2 has landed in the top spot as the highest-grossing act with a db gross of $1,038,104,132.

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The Rolling Stones, Ed Sheeran, Taylor Swift, and Bon Jovi followed U2 on the list with the "Bad Medicine" band being the highest-grossing rock/metal act on the list. What's interesting is that with db tickets sold U2 had 9,300,500, the Stones 4,982,428, and Ed Sheeran 11,329,573 -- Swift and Bon Jovi were right in the ballpark of U2.

The Rolling Stones sold roughly half the amount of tickets as U2 and managed to have a significantly higher average ticket price at $186.49 compared to $111.62. Despite the high cost fans were clearly willing to pay the price to see them.

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For the specific year of 2019, P!nk landed in the top spot thanks to her Beautiful Trauma world tour that generated more than $215 million. See the list below for the other acts in the Top Ten for 2019.