BLACK SABBATH, RUSH, MÖTLEY CRÜE, KISS Among North America's Top-Grossing Tours Last Year

BLACK SABBATH, RUSH, MÖTLEY CRÜE, KISS Among North America's Top-Grossing Tours Last Year

BLACK SABBATH, RUSH, MÖTLEY CRÜE, KISS and IRON MAIDEN are among the hard rock/heavy metal artists who made Pollstar's 2013 Top 200 North American Tour chart.

According to Pollstar, the total size of the North American concert business hit a new record high of $5.1 billion — a surprising number considering that in 2000 the total was only $1.7 billion.

Total tickets sold by the Top 100 was up 9.2% at 40.07 million. That is 3.37 million more tickets than in 2012.

Average ticket prices remained stable increasing a modest 1.1% to $69.52.

Some of the hard rock/heavy metal artists who made Pollstar's 2013 Top 200 North American Tour chart:

#56: BLACK SABBATH - 19.7 million gross (21 shows)
#64. RUSH - 14.9 million gross (25 shows)
#73. JOURNEY - 13.3 million gross (29 shows)
#77. MÖTLEY CRÜE - 12.3 million gross (43 shows)
#79. KISS - 12.2 million gross (26 shows)
#101. THE BLACK CROWES - 8.9 million gross
#129. BAD COMPANY - 6.8 million gross
#143. IRON MAIDEN - 6.0 million gross
#155. SOUNDGARDEN - 5.4 million gross
#166. AVENGED SEVENFOLD - 5.1 million gross
#180. YES - 4.4 million gross
#191. ALICE COOPER - 4.2 million gross
#200. DEF LEPPARD - 3.6 million gross

To see the complete chart, go to this location.

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