George Strait, Billy Joel, Cher Top Midyear List of 2014 Highest-Grossing North American Tours
Six months into 2014, and George Strait is coming out on top.
According to a mid-year list of the Top 100 North American Tours released by Pollstar, the country legend’s Cowboy Rides Away Tour grossed $61.8 million, making it the highest-grossing concert tour of the year so far in North America.
The top 10 was rounded out by Justin Timberlake, the joint tour of Paul Simon and Sting, Elton John, Celine Dion, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, Cirque du Soleil and Bruno Mars.
According to Pollstar, this annual midyear ranking is based on North American shows played between Jan. 1 and June 30, 2014. All ticket sales are calculated in U.S. dollars and based on a combination of reported information and Pollstar‘s own research. Music festival performances are not included in the totals.