Year End

The State of the Concert Business:

‘F**kin’ Perfect’

In a year that saw new records set in gross revenue both globally and in North America based on sales from the Top 100 tours, it was Pink’s time to shine at No. 1 after landing just short of the top spot during much of the past year and a half. Impacting that scenario was Ed Sheeran, who dominated the global charts in 2018 and much of 2019 with his record-setting “Divide Tour,” but Pink was consistently a major player and always a factor in the chart tallies.

See: Letter From Oak View Group President of Media & Conferences Ray Waddell

Pink was never outside the Top Eight on any touring chart compiled since the launch of her “Beautiful Trauma Tour” in the first quarter of 2018. She scored highly on the mid-year worldwide totals in both years – fifth in 2018 and No. 2 this summer, and, after the tour’s first year on the road, No. 4 worldwide in 2018’s year-end. Looking solely at North American touring, she was the No. 1-ranked artist twice, earning the top position in the mid-year recaps in both years, and in the final counts for 2018, she had the eighth-highest grossing tour.

Now, as 2019’s highest-grossing touring artist worldwide, Pink holds No. 1 based on grosses from 68 performances during the year-end time period (Nov. 22, 2018 through Nov. 20, 2019) staged at venues in the Americas and Europe. Her overall gross from that 12-month span is $215.2 million – a result of 1,818,933 sold tickets at 59 venues.

See below for this year’s Top Tours, Venues, Promoters, Festivals, a recap of the year’s biggest industry stories, a Year End Industry Survey and more.


2019 Year End Charts

Top 100 Worldwide Tours
Top 200 North American Tours
Top 200 Concert Grosses 
Top 20 Festival Grosses  
Top 100 International Boxoffice

2019 Worldwide Ticket Sales

Top 100 Tours 
Top 100 Promoters
Top 100 Amphitheatres
Top 200 Arenas
Top 200 Theatres
Top 200 Clubs 
Top 100 Outdoor Stadiums 


Special Features

Year End Industry Survey 
Cover Story: Pink, The Artist Of The Year 
‘Pink On The Inside’ – A Feminist Scholar On Alecia Moore
Raising the Bar: Pink’s Jaw-Dropping 2010 Grammy Performance
2019 Business Analysis 
Year End Top Tours Analysis 

Childish Gambino

The Year In Review

The Year in Promoters 
The Year in Festivals  
The Year in Agencies 
The Year in Venues 
The Year in Global
The Year in Europe
The Year in Australia
The Year in Asia
The Year in Ticketing 
The Year in In Memoriam 
The Year of Women