Madonna, U2, AC/DC & The Police: The highest-grossing concert tours of all time

(Rank, Actual Gross, Inflated Gross, Artist & Tour Name)

1 $580,454,297 $580,454,297 U2 U2 360° Tour
2 $558,255,524 $591,623,141 The Rolling Stones A Bigger Bang Tour
3 $409,121,000 $441,121,000 AC/DC Black Ice World Tour
4 $408,000,000 $417,910,931 Madonna Sticky & Sweet Tour
5 $389,000,000 $424,000,331 U2 Vertigo Tour

6 $358,825,665 $366,287,279 The Police
7 $336,017,048 $442,861,178 The Rolling Stones Bridges To Babylon Tour
8 $316,365,576[ $455,871,360 The Rolling Stones Voodoo Lounge Tour
9 $299,520,230 $357,576,057 The Rolling Stones Licks Tour
10 $279,200,000 $285,982,186 Celine Dion Taking Chances 

14 $227,400,000 $227,400,000 Lady Gaga Monster Ball


Lady Gaga's Monster Ball was the biggest tour ever by an artist making their debut as a headlining act.  Since it kicked off in November of 2009, the tour has grossed $227 million and played to 2.5 million people over about 200 shows.