As much as we love to hear our favorite country artists blast on the radio, there’s just something special about watching a live performance. Musical acts of all genres travel the world for their fans and put on some of the most amazing shows you can imagine. If you check out Pollstar, some of the highest grossing tours of all time include some of the obvious names including The Rolling Stones, AC/DC, Guns n’ Roses, Coldplay, Eagles, Roger Waters of Pink Floyd and Madonna. You also have people like Celine Dion and Ed Sheeran on those lists, which should come as no surprise; fans are also going wild over their concert tickets.
But country music has some really impressive tours that sell millions of tickets. For example, did you know that Garth Brooks has one of the highest-grossing concert tours of all time? The pandemic may have seriously affected live music with many tours canceled or postponed last year and into 2020, but we’re thrilled to see some of our favorite artists hitting the road again. Chris Stapleton, Luke Bryan and more are all back to reconnect with their fans in person this year.
We’ve rounded up 10 of the highest-grossing country tours of all time. It looks like country music has some heavy hitters… you’ll definitely see some names repeated on this list.
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10. Shania Twain – Come on Over Tour – $74.3 million
Shania Twain’s Come on Over Tour was one of the highest-grossing tours of the 90s and one of the biggest female musical tours of any genre. That’s a pretty impressive feat. The tour spanned North America, Europe and Australia with over 2 million fans buying tickets to see the queen of country pop.
9. Tim McGraw & Faith Hill Soul2Soul: The World Tour – $79 million
The superstar couple’s third co-headlining tour Tim McGraw and Faith Hill was incredibly impressive. Their world tour took them across North America and Europe with a sold-out sale at every location.
8. Kenny Chesney – No Shoes Nation Tour – $90.9 million
Kenny Chesney is the king of touring the country. Her 13th headlining tour, which supported her 15th album of the same name, was a huge success. Covering 45 shows across North America, this was just one of many hugely popular tours Chesney put on.
7. Tim McGraw and Kenny Chesney – Brothers of the Sun Tour – $96 million
You combine two of the most successful tours and it’s no surprise that you have a very popular summer tour. McGraw and Chesney performed at 23 different venues across the country in 2012, attracting over a million fans to watch them live.
6. The Garth Brooks World Tour – $105 million
Garth Brooks…the king of stadium tours! It took Brooks three years to perform 220 shows across Europe, North America and South America, but it ended up being even more successful than the first time he toured the world. world. Ticket sales more than made up for the fact that they were affordable, and it set an attendance record at various international venues.
5. Kenny Chesney – Journey Around the Sun – $114.3 million
It’s Kenny again! 40 shows across North America made this summer tour one of Chesney’s most successful of all time. With opening acts including Thomas Rhett and Dierks Bentley, over a million tickets were purchased to see Chesney perform at various stadiums and amphitheaters across the country.
4. Kenny Chesney – The Big Revival Tour – $116.4 million
Chesney’s most successful tour of all time (at least to date) is his 2015 Big Revival Tour. It was the biggest country tour of the whole year and the second biggest in North America for any genre . A few of the performances merged with Jason Aldean’s Burn It Down tour, in which Chesney co-fronted with Eric Church for some performances.
3. Tim McGraw and Faith Hill Soul2Soul II – $1.41 million
The North American tour co-led by this husband and wife duo was the second time they have come together to tour the country. The Soul2Soul Tour was so successful that at the time it was the highest-grossing country tour of all time, until Taylor Swift broke her record.
2. Taylor Swift – Red Tour – $150 Million
The Red Tour was a huge success for Taylor Swift. It was his last country tour before switching completely to pop music. his album Red was #1 on the country charts in the United States, Canada, and several other countries. The Red Tour crossed North America, Europe, Oceania and Asia. Swift performed 86 shows and hosted 1.7 million viewers.
1. Garth Brooks World Tour with Trisha Yearwood – $364.3 million
Maybe Garth Brooks should actually be known as the king of the world tour. When he decided to hit the road with his wife Trisha Yearwood after 13 years of retirement, his fans went all out for him. Admittedly, this tour was triple the size of the other artists on this list, reaching a total of 390 venues and setting records for the most concerts in a tour. There was such demand that multiple dates were added in many cities during the tour so fans could see Garth and his wife perform live.