LOS ANGELES (CelebrityAccess) — Live Nation’s Ticketmaster division announced the winners for the inaugural year of their Touring Milestone Award.
The awards are intended to recognize artists whose global tours top total ticket sales and fans reached within a given year. To qualify, a tour must have wrapped during the year with total global sales in excess 500,000 tickets.
In 2018, the company named 17 artists who fit the bill in 2018, including Jay Z & Beyonce, whose tour was a four-month run of summer and fall dates promoted by Live Nation Global Touring that encompassed 48 shows in 39 cities across the UK, Europe, and North America.
Taylor Swift’s reputation Stadium Tour, which set attendance and gross records across the globe in 2018. Over the course of the year, the tour hit 53 stadium dates in North America, the UK, Ireland, Australia, and Japan. The tour’s 40 North American dates, promoted by Messina Touring Group, set a record for the territory’s highest grossing tour of all time.
Guns N Roses’ Not in This Lifetime… Tour was also in the winner’s circle this year, after the band performed at 159 shows in 41 countries, before wrapping the run at Aloha Stadium in Hawaii on December 8th.
Bruno Mars’ 24K Magic World Tour, which kicked off in Antwerp and wrapped on New Year’s Eve 2018 in Las Vegas. The Live Nation-promoted 24K Magic World Tour played 214 shows in cities in North America, Central and South America, Europe, Asia, and Africa.
The full list of 2018 Ticketmaster Touring Milestone Award Winners:
Lady Gaga, Joanne World Tour
Guns N Roses, Not in This Lifetime… Tour
JAY-Z and Beyonce, OTR II
Depeche Mode, Global Spirit Tour
Roger Waters, Us + Them Tour
Foo Fighters, Concrete and Gold Tour
U2, eXPERIENCE + iNNOCENCE Tour
Bruno Mars, 24K Magic World Tour
Taylor Swift, reputation Stadium Tour
Kenny Chesney, TRIP AROUND THE SUN TOUR
Kevin Hart, The Irresponsible Tour
Imagine Dragons, ƎVOLVE World Tour
Luke Bryan, What Makes You Country Tour
Shania Twain, Now Tour
Dave Matthews Band, Summer 2018 Tour
Drake, Aubrey & The Three Migos
Jason Aldean, High Noon Neon Tour