No. 8 – Coldplay

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No. 8

Decade Gross: $731,805,591

Tours: Viva La Vida (2008-2010), Mylo Xyloto (2011-2013), A Head Full Of Dreams (2016-2017)

The Team: Management: Dave Holmes Management. Agency: Paradigm (North America), X-ray Touring (International) 

Though they recently put their touring on hold while they ambitiously attempt to put on a zero-carbon emissions trek, Coldplay effectively took the world by storm over the last decade. While there were tons of arena dates, there were also stadium plays on every continent, except Antarctica. 

“Coldplay is one of the best live acts of all time,” Steve Strange of X-ray Touring says. 

“I’ve watched them develop from an artist playing small clubs, to multi-stadium level. Even from the beginning, it was evident – this was an act that was going to dominate the world.”

Marty Diamond and Larry Webman of Paradigm added: “Coldplay’s evolution over the years has been astounding, and something we’ve been lucky enough to be a part of since the very beginning. They have killer creative instincts, and their longevity is a testament to how well they inspire and engage their fans.”

For all its globetrotting, the band’s biggest payday came, in its homeland of England. The four-night run at London’s Wembley Stadium June 15-19, 2016, grossed $29.72 million on a dizzying 303,985 tickets sold. 

The group also led the now legendary 2016 Super Bowl 50 Halftime show, with guest appearances from Bruno Mars and Beyoncé.