Pollstar has shared the list of top 20 highest-paid Rock and metal bands in 2018. They stated:

“Pop artists make quite a showing among the Top 10 tours on the chart, taking six of the top seven slots. At No. 2 is Taylor Swift. Combined with Sheeran, the two racked up $777 million in sales – about 14 percent of the overall gross of the Top 100 Worldwide Tours.

Pink, Bruno Mars and Justin Timberlake are also in the Top 10, along with the Jay-Z / Beyoncé co-bill adding their brand of hip-hop and R&B to the mix.

The other four acts are rock royalty: Eagles, Roger Waters, U2 and The Rolling Stones – all iconic artists and longtime road warriors. With those acts joining the pop stars who kicked off their careers late in the previous century – and the ones who got their starts in this one – every decade from the 1960s through the 2000s is represented in the Top 10.”

Here’s the list:

20. Iron Maiden – $37.5 million

19. Elton John – $37.5 million

18. Paul McCartney – $37.9 million

17. Phish – $38.9 million

16. Queen + Adam Lambert – $39.7 million

15. The Killers – $42.9 million

14. Dead & Company – $46.3 million

13. Dave Matthews Band – $47.7 million

12. Trans-Siberian Orchestra – $53.7 million

11. Metallica – $67.3 million

10. Billy Joel – $70.3 million

9. Phil Collins – $75.5 million

8. Guns N’ Roses – $82.4 million

7. Foo Fighters – $87.3 million

6. Bruce Springsteen (Springsteen on Broadway) – $88.3 million

5. Journey + Def Leppard – $97.8 million

4. The Rolling Stones – $116.6 million

3. U2 – $126.2 million

2. Roger Waters – $131.3 million

1. Eagles – $166 million

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