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METALLICA, KISS, DISTURBED Among Top Earning Artists of 2019 So Far

Posted by on July 2, 2019 at 2:14 pm

It's pretty wild that the year is already half over, but you know what that means – besides early albums of the year – it's time to look at touring stats. We love looking at these from time to time, and Pollstar has compiled a list of the top earners of the year so far, and not surprisingly Metallica is at the top of the list.

Pollstar's figures are taken from Nov. 22, 2018 through May 22, 2019. Metallica have played 26 shows so far, but have already pulled in $69.7 million. Meanwhile, KISS have collected $58 million from 44 shows. The ultimate winner is Elton John with $82 million gross, followed by Pink. Here are how rock and metal artists fared:

Pollstar 2019 Midyear Worldwide Tours:

04. Metallica ($69.7 million)
07. KISS ($58.1 million)
08. Trans-Siberian Orchestra ($57.3 million)
30. Twenty One Pilots ($23.1 million)
43. Panic! At the Disco ($15.1 million)
48. Roger Waters ($11.9 million)
51. Disturbed ($11 million)
61. Muse ($9.3 million)
62. Aerosmith ($9.2 million)
65. Weezer/Pixies ($9 million)
75. Shinedown ($8.1 million)
100. Def Leppard ($5.6 million)

Pollstar 2019 Midyear North American Tours:

  1. KISS ($58.1 million)
    06.Trans-Siberian Orchestra ($57.3 million)
    12. Metallica ($41.7 mllion)
  2. Panic! At the Disco ($12.9 million)
    35. Disturbed ($10.6 million)
  3. Muse ($9.3 million)
    40. Aerosmith ($9.2 million)
  4. Weezer/Pixies ($9 million)
  5. Roger Waters ($8.6 million)
    48. Shinedown ($8.1 million)
  6. Twenty One Pilots ($5 million)
    74. Nine Inch Nails ($4.8 million)
    80. Greta Van Fleet ($4.5 million)
    81. Five Finger Death Punch/Breaking Benjamin ($4.4 million)
  7. Bring Me the Horizon ($3.6 million)

For the full midyear worldwide report, go here and for the full midyear North American report, check this location.

[via Loudwire]

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