Top 25 Tours of 2011
The Year in Touring: U2's Mighty Roar

top 25 tours 2011

2011 turned out to be a resounding comeback year for the live music business, including a new record for the highest-grossing and most widely-attended tour of all time, U2's three-year 360° tour. The list of the Top 25 Tours comprises a healthy mix of genres and generations, from country stars Taylor Swift and Kenny Chesney to classic rockers Bon Jovi and Roger Waters -- and of course, a few pop divas like Gaga and Britney. Watch live videos from the year's top 25 tours, and relive your moment in the front row. Artists are ranked by total gross earnings, according to Billboard Boxscore, from Nov. 1, 2010, to Nov. 8, 2011.

The Best of 2011: The Year in Music | The Year in Touring: U2's Mighty Roar

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U2

Total Gross: $293,281,487 Number of Shows: 44
Total Attendance: 2,887,972 Number of Sell-Outs: 44
Setlist Essential: "Where The Streets Have No Name"
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Total Gross: $192,947,951 Number of Shows: 68
Total Attendance: 1,851,385 Number of Sell-Outs: 68
Setlist Essential: "Wanted Dead Or Alive"
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Total Gross: $185,175,360 Number of Shows: 29
Total Attendance: 1,806,473 Number of Sell-Outs: 29
Setlist Essential: "Kidz"
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Total Gross: $149,904,965 Number of Shows: 92
Total Attendance: 1,362,993 Number of Sell-Outs: 92
Setlist Essential: "Comfortably Numb"
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Total Gross: $97,368,416 Number of Shows: 89
Total Attendance: 1,356,720 Number of Sell-Outs: 87
Setlist Essential: "You Belong With Me"
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Total Gross: $84,576,917 Number of Shows: 55
Total Attendance: 1,160,132 Number of Sell-Outs: 37
Setlist Essential: "Somewhere With You"
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Total Gross: $74,954,681 Number of Shows: 73
Total Attendance: 922,327 Number of Sell-Outs: 58
Setlist Essential: "DJ Got Us Falling In Love"
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Total Gross: $71,900,434 Number of Shows: 45
Total Attendance: 745,735 Number of Sell-Outs: 43
Setlist Essential: "Born This Way/Edge Of Glory"
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Total Gross: $67,104,756 Number of Shows: 102
Total Attendance: 657,757 Number of Sell-Outs: 15
Setlist Essential: "Qué Será Será"
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Total Gross: $53,178,550 Number of Shows: 59
Total Attendance: 588,693 Number of Sell-Outs: 21
Setlist Essential: "No Ordinary Love"
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Total Gross: $49,856,921 Number of Shows: 57
Total Attendance: 520,242 Number of Sell-Outs: 36
Setlist Essential: "For Once In My Life"
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Total Gross: $49,759,190 Number of Shows: 24
Total Attendance: 286,684 Number of Sell-Outs: 3
Setlist Essential: "Long Road Out Of Eden"
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Total Gross: $48,851,454 Number of Shows: 98
Total Attendance: 1,002,656 Number of Sell-Outs: 54
Setlist Essential: "Firework"
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Total Gross: $46,300,000 Number of Shows: 69
Total Attendance: 712,000 Number of Sell-Outs: 14
Setlist Essential: "How To Love"
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Total Gross: $44,124,922 Number of Shows: 35
Total Attendance: 567,544 Number of Sell-Outs: 27
Setlist Essential: "One Less Lonely Girl"
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Total Gross: $40,854,811 Number of Shows: 40
Total Attendance: 485,852 Number of Sell-Outs: 40
Setlist Essential: "I Wanna Hold Your Hand"
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Total Gross: $40,415,307 Number of Shows: 51
Total Attendance: 609,426 Number of Sell-Outs: 22
Setlist Essential: "The Right Stuff/Larger Than Life"
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Total Gross: $39,069,939 Number of Shows:73
Total Attendance: 688,871 Number of Sell-Outs: 17
Setlist Essential: "Don't Stop Believin'"
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Total Gross: $37,100,000 Number of Shows: 39
Total Attendance: 396,000 Number of Sell-Outs:14
Setlist Essential: "Hold It Against Me"
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Total Gross: $33,085,671 Number of Shows: 33
Total Attendance: 473,285 Number of Sell-Outs: 17
Setlist: Essential: "The Talisman"
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Total Gross: $32,559,439 Number of Shows: 41
Total Attendance: 307,135 Number of Sell-Outs: 2
Setlist Essential: "Closer/There Must Be An Angel/Love At First Sight"
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Total Gross: $31,303,070 Number of Shows: 20
Total Attendance: 239,723 Number of Sell-Outs: 4
Setlist Essential: "Sweet Caroline"
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Total Gross: $30,811,001 Number of Shows: 38
Total Attendance: 397,857 Number of Sell-Outs: 32
Setlist Essential: "Tonight"
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Total Gross: $27,768,963 Number of Shows: 58
Total Attendance: 790,530 Number of Sell-Outs: 47
Setlist Essential: "See You When I See You"
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Total Gross: $27,313,132 Number of Shows: 52
Total Attendance: 673,668 Number of Sell-Outs: 19
Setlist Essential: "Made In America"
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