Pollstar Unveils Annual Mid-Year Worldwide Tours Chart

Jason Bullinger For Alternative Revolt

The music industry trade magazine Pollstar has unveiled its annual Mid-Year Worldwide Tours chart, which ranks the top 100 concert tours around the globe during the first six months of 2018 by gross ticket sales.

While the chart is dominated by pop stars such as Ed Sheeran, Taylor Swift and Justin Timberlake, it also includes several notable hard rock and metal artists:

09. Roger Waters ($60.7 million)
12. Foo Fighters ($53.6 million)
19. Metallica ($40.6 million)
21. Bon Jovi ($38 million)
35. Queen + Adam Lambert ($23.9 million)
43. Journey / Def Leppard ($21.2 million)
52. Iron Maiden ($17.3 million)
53. Kid Rock ($17.1 million)
83. Avenged Sevenfold ($10.5 million)
91. Scorpions ($10.1 million)

In addition, Pollstar has posted its Mid-Year Top 100 North American Tours chart, which also covers the reporting period of January 1 through June 30. Among the acts included:

10. Bon Jovi ($38 million)
19. Journey / Def Leppard ($21.2 million)
29. Kid Rock ($17.1 million)
49. Foo Fighters ($10.3 million)
55. Avenged Sevenfold ($9.5 million)
81. Foreigner ($5.8 million)
83. Queens Of The Stone Age ($5.7 million)
89. Judas Priest ($5 million)