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George Strait Tops Midyear List of 2014 Highest-Grossing North American Tours

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Six months into 2014, and George Strait is coming out on top.

According to a mid-year list of the Top 100 North American Tours released by Pollstar, the country legend’s Cowboy Rides Away Tour grossed $61.8 million, making it the highest-grossing concert tour of the year so far in North America.

A cool $10 million below Strait is Billy Joel, who has grossed $50.7 million so far. Cher earned $48.5 million, nabbing her a third-place spot on the list.

The top 10 was rounded out by Justin Timberlake, the joint tour of Paul Simon and Sting, Elton John, Celine Dion, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, Cirque du Soleil and Bruno Mars.

Related: George Strait Breaks Attendance Record During Final ‘Cowboy Rides Away’ Concert

According to Pollstar, this annual midyear ranking is based on North American shows played between Jan. 1 and June 30, 2014. All ticket sales are calculated in U.S. dollars and based on a combination of reported information and Pollstar‘s own research. Music festival performances are not included in the totals.

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