The Most Successful Touring Artists of the Past 40 Years

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5. Elton John
> Tickets sold: 19.8 million
> Est. concert gross: $1.7 billion
> Certified U.S. album sales: 79.0 million
> Top charting song: Cold Heart (PNAU Remix) (with Dua Lipa) (2021)
> Top charting album: Diamonds (2017)

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4. Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band
> Tickets sold: 20.8 million
> Est. concert gross: $1.5 billion
> Certified U.S. album sales: 71.0 million
> Top charting song: Dancing in the Dark (1984)
> Top charting album: Born in the U.S.A. (1984)

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3. The Rolling Stones
> Tickets sold: 22.1 million
> Est. concert gross: $2.2 billion
> Certified U.S. album sales: 66.5 million
> Top charting song: Start Me Up (1981)
> Top charting album: Some Girls (1972)

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2. Dave Matthews Band
> Tickets sold: 23.3 million
> Est. concert gross: $1.1 billion
> Certified U.S. album sales: 34.5 million
> Top charting song: The Space Between (2001)
> Top charting album: Crash (1996)

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1. U2
> Tickets sold: 26.2 million
> Est. concert gross: $2.1 billion
> Certified U.S. album sales: 51.0 million
> Top charting song: Beautiful Day (2000)
> Top charting album: The Joshua Tree (1987)

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