Can You Guess The Five Musical Acts Who’ve Made A Billion Dollars Touring Since 1990?

Madonna Performs At Wembley Stadium 1990
Madonna may not be the Mother of Dragons, but she’s certainly the Queen of Touring. According to Billboard, she’s one of five artists/bands to earn more than a billion dollars in touring since 1990, and the only woman. The rest of the top-five: the Rolling Stones, U2, Bruce Springsteen, and Bon Jovi. (The only post-1990 album I listen to from that quartet is U2′s All That You Can’t Leave Behind — it’s good to be a legacy act.) If you’re wondering where someone like Paul McCartney is, he’s only played 220 shows in the past 24 years, or fewer than half the times the Stones have wheezed out “Satisfaction.”

1. The Rolling Stones
Gross: $1,565,792,382
Attendance: 19,677,569
Shows: 538

2. U2
Gross: $1,514,979,793
Attendance: 20,536,168
Shows: 526

3. Bruce Springsteen
Gross: $1,196,116,507
Attendance: 15,010,773
Shows: 727

4. Madonna
Gross: $1,140,230,941
Attendance: 9,694,079
Shows: 382

5. Bon Jovi
Gross: $1,030,082,884
Attendance: 12,333,668
Shows: 578


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Re-Invention Tour Anniversary

It’s time to celebrate! 10 years ago, Madonna launched her Re-Invention Tour, performing a total of 56 shows in the United States and Europe. If you attended one (or more!) of them, the Re-Invent Yourself message behind the show is one you’ll probably keep with you forever, just like us…

Is there a better way to join the party than to share that message with the rest of the world? Visit the official Madonna store today for two devoted and online exclusive t-shirt designs!



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