BIGGEST HISTORICAL MUSIC CONCERTS IN HISTORY
On the last day of 1994, a concert was held in Rio de Janeiro, which became the largest on the planet. About 3.5 million people gathered on the famous Copacabana Beach, who dreamed of hearing the performance of the legendary Rod Stuart. The record audience applauded the singer, and representatives of the Guinness Book of Records recorded this event.
Before this concert, the most ambitious were the performances of several groups, including Queen, which gave a concert in Sydney on April 26, 1985. It was part of The Works Tour. The masterpieces of rock music on this day listened to more than 2 million people.
The Rolling Stones group gathered a little less – 1.5 million listeners. The concert was held on February 18, 2006 on the beach of Copacabana, which was mentioned earlier.
If we talk about the largest series of concerts, then the leader is Jean-Michel Jarre, known for his grandiose music and light shows. He several times fell into the Guinness Book of Records for the most massive electronic historical music concerts in Paris (1 million viewers visited his show in 1979 and 2.5 million people in 1991).
In the ranking of the largest concerts in history, one cannot fail to mention other famous musicians whose records have been kept for a long time. On August 15, 1965, 55,600 people gathered at the Beatles concert at the Shea Stadium in New York. Then the first record was set for the number of viewers.
No one could jump the Beatles record for 8 years. However, in 1973 and 1977, the Led Zeppelin group beat him twice, collecting first 56,800, and then 76,229 people. Then the struggle between rock and pop artists for the right to be called the most popular began.
Michael Jackson twice set a music record. His album Thriller sold over 104 million copies, but his second achievement was related to the concert he gave in Prague as part of the History world tour in 1997. About 125 thousand people listened to his songs.
The rating is completed by Tokio Hotel, which in 2010 performed at the Eiffel Tower in Paris. This concert made a splash and brought together about 90 thousand people.