Bon Jovi The Top Concert Grosser In 2010
December 29, 2010 at 8:16 AM (PT)
BON JOVI was the world's top concert attraction, according to POLLSTAR. REUTERS reports that the group sold $201.1 million worth of tickets, split almost evenly between North America and the rest of the world -- even though its most recent album did fare well at retail.
It was one of several indicators that the touring business as more lucrative overseas than it was in NORTH AMERICA. Others: AC/DC came in at #2 with $177 million and U2 at third at $160.8 million -- and all of that money was generated overseas. LADY GAGA finished fourth with $133.6 million; two-thirds of her 138 shows were overseas, while METALLICA was fifth with $110.1 million from 60 overseas shows.
Rounding Out The Top 10 were: #6 MICHAEL BUBLE ($104.2 million), #7 the "WALKING WITH DINOSAURS" live family show ($104.1 million), #8 PAUL MCCARTNEY ($93 million), #9 the EAGLES ($92.3 million) and #10 former Pink Floyd frontman ROGER WATERS ($89.5 million).
Breaking out the top NORTH AMERICAN grossing tours, it was BON JOVI ($108 million), WATERS (all of his touring money cited above was generated in the U.S.), THE DAVE MATTHEWS BAND ($72.9 million), BUBLE ($65.7 million) and THE EAGLES ($64.5 million).
POLLSTAR said sales for the top-50 tours worldwide fell 12% to $2.93 billion. In NORTH AMERICA, the top-50 tours dropped 15% to $1.69 billion.