These are the highest-grossing tours of 2018


The highest-grossing tours of 2018 have been revealed, with young pop acts dominating the top 25.

Billboard reports that Ed Sheeran’s ‘Divide’ tour comes in at first place, grossing more than $429 million (approximately £335 million) in 99 shows all over the world. Sheeran has set a new year-end record in Billboard’s Boxscore, which has been running since 1990, beating The Rolling Stones’ record of $425.1 million (approximately £335 million) for their 2006 ‘A Bigger Bang’ tour.

Ed Sheeran
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The ‘Shape of You’ singer has also set the all-time record for the highest-grossing solo tour.

Young pop artists predominantly fill the top 10. U2 land the number one spot in the rock genre tour list.

U2, who appear seventh in the overall list, grossed more than $199 million (approximately £155 million) in 2018. The band’s ‘360‎°’ tour that took place from 2009-2011 retains the title of the highest-grossing tour of all time ($736 million).

Billboard’s Boxscore charts are based on information from concerts that took place between November 1 2017 and October 31 2018.

Top 25 tours of 2018


1. Ed Sheeran
2. Taylor Swift
3. Beyoncé and Jay-Z
4. Bruno Mars
5. Pink
6. Justin Timberlake
7. U2
8. The Rolling Stones
9. Kenny Chesney
10. Journey & Def Leppard
11. Eagles
12. Drake
13. Depeche Mode
14. Foo Fighters
15. Celine Dion
16. Billy Joel
17. Luke Bryan
18. Luis Miguel
19. Harry Styles
20. Dead & Company
21. Andre Rieu
22. Elton John
23. Shania Twain
24. Trans-Siberian Orchestra
25. Jay-Z

Beyoncé On the Run
Beyoncé and Jay-Z

See below for the highest-grossing tours by genre:

Kenny Chesney: $114,333,176

Luis Miguel: $64,935,983

Ed Sheeran: $429,491,502

Beyoncé and Jay-Z: $253,514,983

U2: $119,203,900

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