NME: Metallica are now the “biggest all-time touring band”
Metallica have been crowned the “biggest all-time touring band” in a new study. The band have been taking their WorldWired Tour around the globe this year, and played a pair of recent ‘S&M2’ gigs in San Francisco. The new study, from Pollstar, makes a case for the band to be the most successful live band of all time, grossing $1.4 billion in ticket sales since 1982. The figures put the metal heavyweights ahead of Guns N’ Roses, AC/DC and more.