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Pollstar, the leading media platform for the live entertainment business, has released its 2019 Year-End issue with Pink officially reaching No. 1 on its Year End Top 100 Worldwide Tour Chart. Additionally, Pollstar Boxoffice had a banner year as 2019’s total Top 100 Tours grossed $5.55 billion, the highest ever on the survey, and recorded the most Boxoffice reports in its history. Pink’s “Beautiful Trauma Tour” grossed $215.2 million and drew more than 1.8 million fans to 68 performances with an average show gross of $3.16 million and an average of 26,749 tickets sold per show.   The “Beautiful Trauma Tour” began March 1, 2018 and wrapped Nov. 2, 2019 with six legs, including an all-stadium run through Europe for a total of 157 dates. In 2018 Pink had the fourth highest gross on Pollstar’s year-end Top 100 Worldwide grosses with $169.2 million; in 2019 she outdid herself, and everyone else. Her individual highlights including two Wembley sellouts drawing 72,615 and grossing $16.6 million, and two nights at Munich’s Olympic Stadium grossing slightly less than $12 million and playing to 113,564. “I do not believe in genres or boundaries,” Pink told Pollstar contributor Holly Gleason in her “F**kin’ Perfect” cover story (with Pink’s trademark double bird flip alongside manager Roger Davies on the cover photographed by Andrew MacPherson). “What’s epic about making this kind of show with this kind of repertoire is that it can be a rock show, it can be theater, it can be Broadway, it can be acoustic,” the global pop superstar said. “I want fans to feel every kind feeling they can tap into.” Pink heads up a list of 12 headliners who in 2019 racked up more than $100 million in revenue, one more than in 2018. This year’s top three worldwide tours was rounded out by Elton John and Ed Sheeran (full charts here: 2019’s Pollstar Boxoffice totals reflect a record-setting year with a gross of $5.55 billion in sales from the Top 100 Worldwide Tours chart. The 57.7 million tickets sold on 2019’s Top 100 Worldwide Tours is the third highest tally in history. Additionally, Pollstar’s industry-leading data saw an 11% jump over the previous year in the number of Boxoffice reports and the most international reports Pollstar has ever had. On the Top 200 North American Tours chart, The Rolling Stones topped the list with a $177.8 million gross from a mere 16 performances in U.S. stadiums during the summer, drawing nearly 785,000 fans. Elton John came in at No. 2 while veteran rock band Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band rounded out the top three (full chart here). “Ten years ago, the industry was coming off a very challenging summer and anxiously gearing up for a season of uncertainty; it is extremely gratifying to see that, a decade later, the live business continues to defy expectations and present talented artists that fans around the world love to see perform,” said Ray Waddell, president of OVG Media & Conferences. “The way fans consume recorded content evolves with each generation of new music fan, as does the way they discover music and purchase tickets. But the core of an exhilarating live experience remains the same: if it’s a show people want to see in a venue they like to go to at a price they deem reasonable, they’re going.” 

$212.00Elton John1,566,241
$211.70Ed Sheeran2,455,718
$177.80The Rolling Stones784,652
$134.20Bon Jovi1,310,860
$118.30Ariana Grande1,096,462
$115.80Michael Bublé1,002,363
$112.20Fleetwood Mac795,371
$177.80The Rolling Stones784,652
$157.40Elton John1,155,510
$97.00Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band867,925
$82.60Ariana Grande700,053
$81.70Jonas Brothers769,310
$77.50Fleetwood Mac544,286
$76.10Garth Brooks856,000
$75.60Justin Timberlake568,449

 To pick-up this special year-end edition of Pollstar go here:  To read Pollstar’s full 2019 Year-End live industry coverage, with charts, Pink cover story, an industry survey, the year in review, bucket roundups and much more go here:  

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