Billboard has released their annual end of year report for the best performing tours of 2015. The live music industry turned $20 billion around in the year. So here's a countdown to the 25 top tours of 2015, according to Billboard's Boxscore*.

25. Eric Church

$30 million
630k attended
55 shows

24. Rush

Rush grossed over $1 million per show in 2015 and had the second highest ticket price of the year, with an estimated average of $168 per ticket.

$35 million total
400k attendees
32 shows

23. Take That

Take That grossed over $1.3 million per show.

$35 million total
330k attendees
26 shows

22. Bette Midler

Bette Midler grossed over $1.1 million per show.

$37 million total
287k attendees
32 shows

21. Juan Gabriel

$37 million
370k attendees
40 shows

20. 5 Seconds of Summer

$39 million
808k attendees
71 shows

19. Elton John

$39 million
300k attendees
49 shows
ranked 15th in 2014

18. Dave Matthews Band

$55 million in 2015
half a million attendees
36 shows
ranked 24th last year

17. Andre Rieu

$43 million in 2015
half a million attendees
79 shows
ranked 20th last year

16. Madonna

Madonna grossed almost $2 million per show in 2015. Her average ticket prices were over $150 per person.

$45 million total
300k attendees
24 shows

15. Ed Sheeran

$48 million
750k attendees
56 shows

14. Neil Diamond

Neil Diamond grossed over $1 million per show.

$50 million total
450k attendees
46 shows

13. The Grateful Dead

The Grateful Dead had the highest average gross per show, over $10 million. This is a result of the combination of a high average ticket price, $144 a piece, and most attendees per show, or over 70k per show, and by far the fewest shows of anyone on the list, with the annual total of 5 performances.

$52 million total
360k attendees
5 shows

12. Foo Fighters

Foo Fighters grossed over $2 million per show in 2015.

$55 million total
700k attendees
27 shows

11. Katy Perry

Katy Perry grossed over $1 million per show in 2015. Even with only 36 shows, she's still the highest paid musician of 2015. Her Prism tour was coming to an end in 2015, whereas the bulk of it took place in 2014, the year which she ranked fifth on the same list, and was the highest grossing female of 2014.

$56 million total
half a million attendees
36 shows

10. Luke Bryan

Luke Bryan grossed over $1 million per show and performed for over a million people.

grossed almost $57 million total
with over a million attendees
over 55 shows
ranked 14th last year

9. Shania Twain

$65 million in 2015
700k attendees
68 shows

8. Billy Joel

Billy Joel grossed over $2.3 million per show in 2015.

$70 million total
635k attendees
29 shows
ranked 11th last year

5. Maroon 5

Maroon 5 grossed over $1 million per show in 2015.

$73 million total
900l attendees
62 shows

6. Fleetwood Mac

Fleetwood Mac grossed over $1.7 million per show in 2015.

$75 million total
600k attendees
44 shows

5. Kenny Chesney

Kenny Chesney grossed $1.4 million per show for over 1.3 million fans.

$114 million total
1.3m attendees
57 shows

4. The Rolling Stones

The Rolling Stones grossed over $7 million per show in 2015, with the highest average ticket price, estimated at $185 dollars a piece. They only had 18 shows total, the second lowest of the year. Read more about the Rolling Stones' tour here.

grossed over $131 million total
with over 700k attendees
over 18 shows
ranked 3rd last year

3. U2

U2 grossed over $2 million per show in 2015.

$134 million total
1m attendees
64 shows

2. One Direction

One Direction performed for over 2 millions fans, the most out of anyone in 2015, with over 80 performances. They grossed over $2.5 million per show.

$208 million total
2m attendees
80 shows
ranked 1st last year

1. Taylor Swift

Swift was the highest grossing artist of 2015. She grossed over $3 million per show, and played for almost 2 million fans.

$217 million total
2m attendees
71 shows