Photo by Derek Key 

This post is a part of a series digging into the stories revealed by the data of The Top 100 Tours of 2017. 
Find the list here and an overview of the other stories here.

A Closer Look

Kurious, Lúzia, Toruk, Ovo, Amaluna, Varekai, Kooza, and Volta.

Eight Cirque du Soleil performances made it to the 2017's Top 100 Tours list.
Combined, they grossed over $400 million in 2017
with 5.2 million people attending exactly 2,402 shows

Q. Is Cirque du Soleil taking over the world??

If Cirque du Soleil's eight acts would be counted as one; they'd be the highest grossing act of 2017 – and by a lot.

It can be easy to forget in the live industries, that it's not just concerts people buy tickets to. It's also theatre, comedy, sports, ice-rink performances (Disney on Ice FTW) and circus performances à la Cirque du Soleil.

In 2017, Cirque du Soleil took up eight spots on the list and comedians Jerry Seinfeld and Chris Rock took up two spots.
That means that 1 in 10 of the top touring acts of 2017 was not in live music.