CHICAGO, Jan. 23, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- The Beatles' 1965 U.S. Tour takes home the top spot in the Top 100 Greatest Tours of All Time, announced today by Vivid Seats—the country's largest independent ticket marketplace—and Consequence of Sound, a leading online music site.
The study explores the most significant, groundbreaking and memorable concert tours to ever traipse the globe. Michael Jackson's 1988 Bad World Tour comes in at No. 2 on the list, with the Grateful Dead (1977), Madonna (Who's That Girl World Tour – 1987) and Jimi Hendrix (1967) rounding out the Top 5. The full list is available at https://www.vividseats.com/blog/top-100-greatest-tours.
"There's a certain excitement to hearing the news that your favorite artist is going on tour," said Stephen Spiewak, Digital Content Marketing Manager for Vivid Seats. "Profiling the Top 100 Greatest Tours of All Time with Consequence of Sound celebrates the thrill of being there in person when an artist you love comes to town."
The Vivid Seats/Consequence of Sound 100 Greatest Tours of All Time list is diverse in genre, geography and era.
While 20th century tours comprise much of the list, more recent acts earned a spot as well, including Beyoncé's 2016 Formation Tour and Lady Gaga's 2012-13 Born This Way Ball. Performers from Barbara Streisand and Alanis Morissette to Kanye West and Bob Marley also earned inclusion.
"One of the thrills of putting this list together was getting to revisit all these seismic moments in music history. Watching footage, reading reviews, and hearing stories allowed us to time travel back to see things like Michael Jackson's moonwalk or Pete Townshend's first windmill," said Matt Melis, Consequence of Sound editorial director. "While we could never include every single tour that blew our minds, we do guarantee that a ticket to any show on this list was well worth the price of admission and then some."
To view the full Vivid Seats/Consequence of Sound Top 100 Greatest Tours of All Time, visit https://www.vividseats.com/blog/top-100-greatest-tours.
About Vivid Seats
Vivid Seats is the largest independent marketplace for tickets to live sports, concert and theater events, and the industry's leading provider of technology platforms and service solutions. Founded in 2001, the Chicago-based company offers industry-leading affordability across one of the widest selections of premium tickets and event packages. Vivid Seats supports all confirmed orders with a 100% Buyer Guarantee and a dedicated customer service team to ensure the safest and most convenient purchase experience. Vivid Seats has been selected by leaders in the live event industry, such as ESPN, Sports Illustrated, Notre Dame, Chicago Bears and the Duke Blue Devils, to be their official and preferred partner to deliver the best possible experience for their fans and event goers. Fans who want to sit closer and see more of their favorite live events can order directly on vividseats.com or by phone at 866-848-8499.
About Consequence of Sound
Consequence of Sound is one of the world's largest and fastest-growing music and pop culture websites featuring comprehensive coverage of music festivals and live events. Founded in 2007, the Chicago-based company was recently expanded to include a film section and enjoys an industry-wide reputation as the world's most influential music publication, often being the first to break music news and festival lineup announcements. The publication is also part of the wider Consequence Media publishing network alongside sister publications YourEDM and The Quietus. For more information, visit consequenceofsound.net.
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