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EARNING MONEY WHILE BEING ON TOUR

Trade paper Pollstar published figures on how much groups/artists took during their 2004 us/Canada tours:
TOP US/CANADA TOURS
1) Prince $87.4m (£45.5m)
2) Celine Dion $80.4m (£41.8m)
3) Madonna $79.5m (£41.3m)
4) Metallica $60.5m (£31.4m)
5) Bette Midler $59.4m (£30.9m)
6) Van Halen $54.3m (£28.2m)
7) Kenny Chesney $50.8m (£26.4m)
8) Sting $50.1m (£26m)
9) Toby Keith $43.7m (£22.7m)
10) Elton John $43.3m (£22.5m)

Of the top 100 performers, the average ticket came in at $52 (£27) – with Elton John’s tickets the most expensive, at $158 (£82) each.
Source: Pollstar and BBC

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