Ticketmaster Honors 17 Acts With Inaugural ‘Touring Milestone Award’

Jay Z and Beyonce
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– Jay Z and Beyonce
Rose Bowl, Pasadena, Calif.
Ticketmaster announced March 8 the winners of its newly created Touring Milestone Award, recognizing excellence in total numbers of tickets sold from 17 of its clients. 
All the winners ended the year with more than 500,000 tickets moved. The list includes Taylor Swift, Beyoncé and Jay-Z, U2, Roger Waters, Bruno Mars and many other names which also appear on Pollstar’s 2018 Top 100 Tours chart. The full list is pasted below.
“When you look at the tours that wrapped this past year, it’s incredible to see the caliber of artists that were on the road. These artists are unmatched in their ability to transport an audience to another place through their music, performance and production. This Touring Milestone Award is intended to recognize their commitment to their fans, to their art, and to the live experience,” the ticketing giant wrote in a statement. “Looking forward to the next class of awardees, Ticketmaster is anticipating outings from P!nk, The Rolling Stones, Elton John, Chris Stapleton, New Kids on the Block, and Lynyrd Skynryd to be among the top selling tours of the year.”
Overall, the company boasts of more than 700 tours serviced and 500 million tickets sold globally in 2018. 
Prior to the awards, Ticketmaster recently announced its collaboration with Amazon’s cloud-based voice service Alexa to purchase tickets through voice-controlled devices. The company also acquired Moshtix in Australia in February.
The 2018 winners of Ticketmaster’s “Touring Milestone Award”:
Lady Gaga, Joanne World Tour
Guns N Roses, Not in This Lifetime… Tour
JAY-Z and Beyonce, OTR II
Depeche Mode, Global Spirit Tour
Roger Waters, Us + Them Tour
Foo Fighters, Concrete and Gold Tour
Bruno Mars, 24K Magic World Tour
Taylor Swift, reputation Stadium Tour
Kevin Hart, The Irresponsible Tour
Imagine Dragons, ƎVOLVE World Tour
Luke Bryan, What Makes You Country Tour
Shania Twain, Now Tour
Dave Matthews Band, Summer 2018 Tour
Drake, Aubrey & The Three Migos
Jason Aldean, High Noon Neon Tour