Elton John’s ‘Farewell Yellow Brick Road’ tour has been declared the highest grossing tour of all time by ‘Billboard Boxscore.’
The tour, now in its sixth year has grossed $817.9 million with 278 shows. That's more than any tour in Boxscore history.
It broke the record set recently by Ed Sheeran, Sir Elton’s friend and former client of his management company. Sheeran grossed $776.4 million on his 2019 Divide Tour. U2’s 360 Tour in 2009 is in third place with $736.4 million.
Since 1986, Elton has grossed $1.863 billion and sold 19.9 million tickets with over 1,500 reported shows. That makes it the highest career gross and attendance for a solo artist in Boxscore history. Elton passed Bruce Springsteen and Madonna with the tour.
Elton has 50 shows remaining on the tour, starting on March 23rd in Liverpool and ending on July 8th in Stockholm, Sweden.
Elton updated fans on how the ‘Farwell Yellow Brick Road’ tour is going. He said,
"It's been the most amazing, amazing reception and it's like a love fest between me and the audience. We've changed a couple of things around for this leg of the tour. I'm enjoying playing and singing more on this tour than I've ever done. And I think the band are playing better. I'm singing better and I'm playing better. So, when you're in that kind of frame and you're on that kind of roll, the shows just take care of themselves."
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[Source: Classic Hits Today]