New Jersey's Bon Jovi and Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band are two of the biggest bands in the world.
But just how big are they?
They're huge. During the last 40 years, Springsteen and the E Street have sold 20.8 million tickets, and Bon Jovi 17.7 million, according to a new Top Touring Artists rankings released by the concert industry journal Pollstar to mark its 40th anniversary.
The ticket sales have garnered the acts billions of dollars. Springsteen and E Street have $1.53 billion in reported gross income, and Bon Jovi $1.33 billion.
Very impressive, but they didn't top the lists. The Rolling Stones at $2.17 billion are the highest grossing act, according to Pollstar, and U2 with 26.2 million tickets sold, top the stub list for the last 40 years.
Both Bon Jovi and Springsteen and the E Street Band are in the Top 10 of both lists. The number could have been higher for the Boss and E Street, but they didn't tour in the '90s and haven't in the last five years.
That's changing next year as E Street hits the road again for an international tour, which has sold more than 1 million tickets so far. Some fans are upset that a portion of tickets are being sold for prices ranging up to $5,000 on the primary market for U.S. shows.
Check out Pollstar for more on the 40th anniversary lists, and see the Top 15 for ticket sales and gross income below.
Top 15 touring artists with highest reported gross income
The Rolling Stones ($2.17 billion)
U2 ($2.13 billion)
Elton John ($1.75 billion)
Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band ($1.53 billion)
Madonna ($1.39 billion)
Celine Dion ($1.34. billion)
Bon Jovi ($1.33 billion)
Eagles ($1.31 billion)
Metallica ($1.22 billion)
Paul McCartney ($1.19 billion)
Billy Joel ($1.19 billion)
Kenny Chesney ($1.11 billion)
Dave Matthews Band ($1.09 billion)
Coldplay ($1.04 billion)
Beyoncé ($1.01 billion)
Top 15 touring artists with highest number of tickets sold
U2 (26.2 million)
Dave Matthews Band (23.3 million)
The Rolling Stones (22.1 million)
Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band (20.8 million)
Elton John (19.8 million)
Metallica (19.5 million)
Bon Jovi (17.7 million)
Billy Joel (17 million)
Kenny Chesney (16.4 million)
Grateful Dead (15.5 million)
Trans-Siberian Orchestra (15.3 million)
Phish (13.5 million)
Aerosmith (13.3 million)
Jimmy Buffett (13.3 million)
Rod Stewart (13.2 million)
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Chris Jordan, a Jersey Shore native, covers music and entertainment for the USA TODAY NETWORK New Jersey. Contact him at @chrisfhjordan; email@example.com.
This article originally appeared on Asbury Park Press: Bruce Springsteen, Bon Jovi big earners in Pollstar top acts lists