Prince Leads In 2004 Concert Sales

Prince’s tour of North America has made him the continent’s most lucrative live performer of the year. His 69 city, 96 show tour took $87.4m during 2004, beating Celine Dion’s Las Vegas residency, which came in second, taking $80.4m. The figures were published by trade paper Pollstar, which named Madonna as the third most lucrative performer. Madonna’s tour took $79.5m, while Metallica were ranked fourth in the magazine’s table, taking $60.5m.

Of the top 100 performers, the average ticket came in at $52 – with Elton John’s tickets the most expensive, at $158 each.


1) Prince $87.4m

2) Celine Dion $80.4m

3) Madonna $79.5m

4) Metallica $60.5m

5) Bette Midler $59.4m

6) Van Halen $54.3m

7) Kenny Chesney $50.8m

8) Sting $50.1m

9) Toby Keith $43.7m

10) Elton John $43.3m

Source: bbc

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