Taylor Swifts 1989 World Tour tops Pollstars 2015 list with 2504M grossed

Taylor Swift’s ‘1989 World Tour’ tops Pollstar’s 2015 list with $250.4M grossed; AC/DC is 2nd by Mesfin Fekadu, The Associated Press Posted Dec 31, 2015 11:12 am MDT Last Updated Dec 31, 2015 at 2:20 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email FILE – In a Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015 file photo, Taylor Swift accepts the award for video of the year for “Bad Blood” at the MTV Video Music Awards at the Microsoft Theater, in Los Angeles. Swift’s star-studded “1989 World Tour” topped Pollstar’s list of worldwide tours of the year, grossing $250.4 million. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP, File) NEW YORK, N.Y. – Taylor Swift’s star-studded “1989 World Tour” topped Pollstar’s list of worldwide tours of the year, grossing $250.4 million.Swift’s tour grossed $70 million more than the No.2 tour of the year, AC/DC’s “Rock or Bust World Tour,” which brought in $180 million.One Direction, U2 and Foo Fighters rounded out the Top 5 tours of the year.Swift’s stadium tour featured songs from her bestselling “1989” album, including “Bad Blood” and “Blank Space.” The tour also featured guest appearances from various musicians, actors, athletes and models, from Mick Jagger to Julia Roberts to Kobe Bryant and Heidi Klum.Ticket prices for her tour averaged at $110.50.Kevin Hart’s comedy tour was a white-hot success, grossing $82.2 million and coming in at No.12. “Violetta,” the Disney-Latin America telenovela that films in Buenos Aires, Argentina, is No. 15 on the list after grossing $76.8 million. The “Violetta Live International Tour,” which features cast members including show star Martina Stoessel, performed a number of concerts in Spain, France, Mexico, Argentina and Italy.The rest of the Top 20 spots went to musicians. Garth Brooks came in at No. 9; The Rolling Stones at No. 10; Madonna at No. 11; Paul McCartney at No. 13; and Neil Diamond at No. 20.____Online:http://www.pollstar.com/news_article.aspx?ID=822098

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