Highest grossing music tour worldwide in 2019

At the top of the list of most successful worldwide tours in 2019 was Pink, whose tour generated a gross revenue of 215.2 million U.S. dollars, eclipsing revenue generated by Post Malone, Muse, and Paul McCartney. British singer Sheeran also featured in the ranking and was among the highest-paid musicians in the U.S. in 2018, earning 41.8 million U.S. dollars that year. The artist is famous for his folk pop guitar work and distinctive singing voice, and known for hits ‘Shape of You’, ‘The A Team’ and ‘Perfect’ among many others.

A closer look at the biggest global tours of 2019

Second in the list in terms of revenue was international star Elton John, whose 212 million dollar tour came alongside the success of 'Rocketman', a biographical musical drama about the musician's life, which received three Golden Globe nominations for the 2020 awards. Other successful tours in the list included those by The Rolling Stones and Bon Jovi, as well as Metallica who outranked popular singers Ariane Grande and Michael Buble.

Who is Pink?

Pink (often stylized as P!nk, real name Alecia Moore) released her first album in 2000, titled ‘Can’t Take Me Home’. She has since gone on to sell millions of albums worldwide and achieve international fame and recognition for her contribution to the music industry. Pink is known for her spectacular acrobatics and energetic dance choreographies during her live performances, as well as her honest and often emotionally or politically driven songwriting style and lyrics. Some of her most well-known songs include ‘Family Portrait’, ‘So What’, ‘What About Us’ and ‘Walk Me Home’.

'Beautiful Trauma' was one of the best-selling music albums worldwide in 2018, with 1.2 million physical and digital albums sold globally.

Most successful music tours worldwide in 2019, based on gross revenue

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Release date

December 2019



Survey time period

November 22, 2018 to November 20, 2019

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