9 of the Biggest Concerts in American History

July 3, 2020

Love it or hate it, there’s no replicable feeling of being in a massive sold out crowd at a stadium concert. It’s a unique experience generally representing the peak of an artist’s live career.

What are the biggest concerts of all time? That’s a tough question. There’s a lot of factors to take into consideration like whether or not it was a free show or if eyewitness estimation was used rather than keeping count.

In order to narrow down the list of the biggest concerts in American history, we’ll use a couple of guidelines. First, we’ll use headlining concerts to see which individual artist had the highest attendance. This means we’ll omit festivals and other single day gatherings with multiple artists on the bill.

Secondly, we’ll track ticketed concerts. Attendance for these shows are much easier to track than free concerts. However, if you search for the highest attended concerts in history you’ll find some events with pretty impressive numbers.

With those guidelines listed out, let’s take a look at nine of the biggest concerts in American history.

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