It is one factor to even final as a band for 4 many years, however it’s a complete different while you’re one of many high touring acts of that interval as effectively. A brand new report from Pollstar exhibits that solely 5 artists have offered extra tickets than Metallica over the past 40 years, and that they are the highest metallic touring group.
Commemorating Pollstar’s fortieth anniversary, the report consists of two completely different charts which can be based mostly on box-office knowledge from the final 4 many years, which they’ve dubbed the “Pollstar Period.” The primary chart exhibits the highest touring artists based mostly on gross ticket gross sales and the second relies on the variety of tickets offered. Solely headlining exhibits have been counted for every artist, so pageant appearances weren’t factored into the findings, nor have been performances the place the artist was supporting one other.
Metallica have been ranked No. 6 based mostly on tickets offered, with a whopping complete of 19,468,173 tickets. U2, Dave Matthews Band, The Rolling Stones, Bruce Springsteen and The E Road Band and Elton John have been the 5 artists that offered extra, in that order. Nonetheless, this makes Metallica the highest metallic band by way of tickets offered — lots of the different teams this excessive up on the chart belong to the basic rock, pop and nation genres.
Additionally they fell within the Prime 10 of the box-office grosses chart, coming in at No. 9 with over $1.2 million in gross ticket gross sales. The Rolling Stones took the lead on this class, having offered over $2.1 million. Nonetheless, their first live performance occurred 20 years earlier than Metallica’s did, in order that they naturally amassed a big following by the point the thrash legends got here round.
Different rock and metallic artists featured within the Prime 50 of the charts embrace Bon Jovi, The Eagles, Weapons N’ Roses, AC/DC, Aerosmith, KISS, Def Leppard, Iron Maiden, Journey, Phish, Motley Crue, Rush and extra. There have been 150 artists compiled on every chart. See the complete report for your self right here.
Metallica have two upcoming exhibits within the U.S. slated for later month. Get tickets right here.
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