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Discover The Most Attended Concerts & Tours

Today we will introduce you to the most attended concerts and tours by outlining the top 10 charts of the highest-grossing tours.

Artists from different genres and nationalities made the following chart. Italian artist Vasco Rossi has the most ticketed attendees. Yugoslavian (current Bosnia and Herzegovina) band Bijelo Dugme and Japanese rock band Glay complete the podium.
On the other side, iconic French multi-instrumentalist Jean-Michel Jarre tops, together with Rod Steward, as the artists with the most attended free concerts in history.

Top 10 of the Most Attended Concerts in History

  1. Vasco Rossi – 1 July 2017 at Parco Enzo Ferrari in Modena (IT). 220,000 tickets
  2. Bijelo Dugme – 28 June 2005 at Belgrade Hippodrome in Belgrade (RS). 220,000 tickets
  3. Glay – 31 July 1999 at Makuhari Messe in Chiba (JP). 200,000 tickets
  4. Paul McCartney – 20 April 1990 at Maracanã in Rio de Janeiro (BR). 184,000 tickets
  5. Tina Turner – 16 January 1988 at Maracanã in Rio de Janeiro (BR). 180,000 tickets
  6. Frank Sinatra – 26 January 1980 at Maracanã in Rio de Janeiro (BR). 180,000 tickets
  7. Luciano Ligabue – 10 September 2005 at Aeroporto di Reggio Emilia (Campovolo) in Reggio Emilia (IT). 165,264 tickets
  8. Bruce Springsteen – 19 July 1988 at Radrennbahn Weissensee in Berlin (DE). 160,000 tickets
  9. Roger Waters – 21 July 1990 at Potsdamer Platz in Berlin (DE). 150,000 tickets
  10. Ceca – 28 June 2013 at Ušće park in Belgrade (RS). 150,000 tickets

Top 10 of the Most Attended Free Concerts in History

  1. Jean-Michel Jarre – 6 September 1997 at Moscow State University in Moscow (RU). More than 3,500,000 people
  2. Rod Steward – 31 December 1994 at Copacabana Beach in Rio De Janeiro (BR) for New Year’s Eve. More than 3,500,000 people
  3. Jorge Ben Jor – 31 December 1993 at Copacabana Beach in Rio De Janeiro (BR) for New Year’s Eve. 3,000,000 people
  4. Jean-Michel Jarre – 14 July 1990 at La Défense in Paris (FR). 2,500,000 people
  5. Antonello Venditti – 24 June 2001 at Circus Maximus in Rome (IT). 1,800,000 people
  6. AC/DC, Pantera, Metallica, The Black Crowes, E.S.T. (Monsters of Rock) – 28 September 1991 at Tushino Airfield in Moscow (RU). 1,600,000 people
  7. World Youth Day 2023 – 6 August 2023 at Parque Trancão in Lisbon (PT). 1,500,000 people
  8. Live 8 – 2 July 2005 at the Philadelphia Museum of Art in Philadelphia (PA). 1,500,000 people
  9. The Rolling Stones – 18 February 2006 at Copacabana Beach in Rio De Janeiro (BR). 1,500,000 people
  10. Jean-Michel Jarre – 5 April 1986 at Downtown Houston in Houston (TX). 1,300,000 people

Besides the most attended single concerts, we’re sure you will also find it interesting to discover which are the most attended tours! Often matching the highest-attended tours, the following chart includes some of the most famous artists around. Once again, Ed Sheeran, Coldplay, Elton John, and The Rolling Stones top the charts with their incredibly prolific tour.

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Top 10 Most Attended Tours

  1. Ed Sheeran’s ÷ Tour (2017-2019). 8.8 million people attended the 260 shows
  2. U2’s U2 360° Tour (2009-2011). 7.2 million people attended the 110 shows
  3. The Rolling Stones’ Voodoo Lounge Tour (1994-1995). 6.5 million people attended the 129 shows
  4. Coldplay’s Music of the Spheres World Tour (2022-2023). 6.3 million people attended the 107 shows
  5. Garth Brooks’ The Garth Brooks World Tour (2014-2017). 6.3 million people attended the 390 shows
  6. Elton John’s Farewell Yellow Brick Road (2018-2023). 6 million people attended in the 330 shows
  7. The Rolling Stones’ Steel Wheels/Urban Jungle Tour (1989-1990). 6 million people attended the 115 shows
  8. Pink Floyd’s The Division Bell Tour (1994). 5.5 million people attended the 112 shows
  9. Garth Brooks’ The Garth Brooks World Tour (1996-1998). 5.5 million people attended the 220 shows
  10. Coldplay’s A Head Full of Dreams Tour (2016-2017). 5.38 million people attended the 114 shows

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