Data comes from Billboard. Billboard compiled data for best performing tours, touring acts, promoters and more for 2014. Here are the top touring acts.

Let's Countdown the Top 25 Tours of 2014

The tours ranking 21st to 25th had dozens of events, each attracting about half a million people earning $40–$50 million.

  • 25. Pearl Jam
  • 24. Dave Matthews Band
  • 23. Bon Jovi
  • 22. Drake
  • 21. Depeche Mode

20. Andre Rieu

101 shows
527k attendees
gross $52 million

19. Jason Alden

57 shows
617 attendees
gross $52 million

18. Cher

49 shows
611k attendees
gross $55 million

17. Miley Cyrus

66 shows
738k attendees
gross $58 million

16. George Strait

24 shows
542k attendees
$58 million

15. Elton John

60 shows
633k attendees
gross $60 million

14. Luke Bryan

72 shows
1.3 million attendees – 3rd best of 2014
gross $61 million

13. Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band

32 shows
554k attendees
gross $65 million

12. Beyoncé

42 shows
554k attendees
gross $70 million

11. Billy Joel

36 shows
707k attendees
gross $72 million

10. Michael Buble

73 shows
750k attendees
gross $74 million

9. Lady Gaga

over 76 shows
900k attendees
gross $80 million

8. Beyoncé & Jay-Z

19 shows
830k attendees
gross $96 million

7. Bruno Mars

91 shows
1.3 million attendees – 2nd most of the year
gross $97 million

6. Paul McCartney

29 shows
750k attendees
gross $107 million

5. Katy Perry

82 shows
1 million attendees
gross $108 million

4. Eagles

70 shows
955k attendees
gross $128 million

3. The Rolling Stones

21 shows
790 attended
gross $143 million

2. Justin Timberlake

111 shows
1.8 million attending
gross $204 million

1. One Direction

Their sets of concerts in Dublin and London, each grossed over $20 million.

69 shows
3.5 million attended
grossed $290 million