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Top 25 Tours of 2011 (So Far) includes 7 Rock acts!

Top 25 Tours of 2011 (So Far) includes 7 Rock acts!

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These dirtballs started a band in the 80s & grossed 13M over 6 shows in 2011.

 

The Top 25 Tours Of 2011 So Far

After the bloodbath of 2010, and the more moderate pain of 2009, the touring industry came into 2011 more than a little gun-shy. As we take stock of the first half of the year, you can almost hear the sigh of relief. Based on numbers reported to Billboard Boxscore, business is solid. 

1. U2

Total Gross:
$174,782,003 Number of Shows: 23

Total Attendance: 1,642,282 Number of Sell-Outs: 25

2. Roger Waters

Total Gross:
$114,431,363 Number of Shows: 69

Total Attendance: 1,005,490 Number of Sell-Outs: 69

3. Bon Jovi

Total Gross:
$107,364,741 Number of Shows: 45

Total Attendance: 905,035 Number of Sell-Outs: 45

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BJ grossed over 100M so far in 2011. Wow, whoulda thunk it!

4. Lady Gaga

Total Gross:
$71,900,434 Number of Shows: 45

Total Attendance: 745,735 Number of Sell-Outs: 43

5. Usher

Total Gross:
$70,105,955 Number of Shows: 70

Total Attendance: 881,998Number of Sell-Outs: 55

6. The Eagles

Total Gross:
$48,987,080 Number of Shows: 23

Total Attendance: 280,654 Number of Sell-Outs: 3

7. Andre’ Rieu

Total Gross:
$46,052,472 Number of Shows: 75

Total Attendance: 436,604 Number of Sell-Outs: 5

8. Michael Buble’

Total Gross:
$36,839,037 Number of Shows: 33

Total Attendance: 345,546 Number of Sell-Outs: 28

9. Kenny Chesney

Total Gross:
$25,071,077 Number of Shows: 25

Total Attendance: 370,572 Number of Sell-Outs: 19

10. Iron Maiden

Total Gross:
$22,846,171 Number of Shows: 19

Total Attendance: 313,005 Number of Sell-Outs: 3

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Looks like the number of the beast is not 666 –  it’s actually 22,846,171

11. Justin Bieber

Total Gross:
$21,916,788 Number of Shows: 26

Total Attendance: 358,230 Number of Sell-Outs: 25

12. Trans-SIberien Orchestra

Total Gross:
$19,462,428 Number of Shows: 58

Total Attendance: 417,196 Number of Sell-Outs: 17

13. Neil Diamond

Total Gross:
$18,713,800 Number of Shows: 11

Total Attendance: 129,080 Number of Sell-Outs: 3

14. Elton John

Total Gross:
$18,304,663 Number of Shows: 18

Total Attendance: 201,262 Number of Sell-Outs: 16

15. George Strait & Reba

Total Gross:
$17,522,372 Number of Shows: 17

Total Attendance: 232,664 Number of Sell-Outs: 6

16. The X Factor

Total Gross:
$17,355,677 Number of Shows: 46

Total Attendance: 351,315 Number of Sell-Outs: 6

17. Kylie Minogue

Total Gross:
$17,038,549 Number of Shows: 21

Total Attendance: 183,961 Number of Sell-Outs: 1

18. Rod Stewart & Stevie Nicks

Total Gross:
$16,770,111     Number of Shows:12

Total Attendance: 155,639 Number of Sell-Outs: 11

19. Linkin Park

Total Gross:
$16,563,435 Number of Shows: 23

Total Attendance: 233,585 Number of Sell-Outs:11

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Nu metal kings Linkin Park grosed over 16M at the halfway point of 2011

20. Prince

Total Gross:
$14,712,380 Number of Shows: 9

Total Attendance: 139,639 Number of Sell-Outs: 6

21. Leonard Cohen

Total Gross:
$14,605,158 Number of Shows: 15

Total Attendance: 105,487 Number of Sell-Outs: 9

22. Kings of Leon

Total Gross:
$14,067,371 Number of Shows: 8

Total Attendance: 171,102 Number of Sell-Outs: 5

23. The Pop Festival (Shakira, Train)

Total Gross: $13,516,890 Number of Shows: 6

Total Attendance: 115,550 Number of Sell-Outs: 0

24. Metallica

Total Gross: $13,263,780 Number of Shows: 6

Total Attendance: 102,456 Number of Sell-Outs: 6

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Ozzy with an old buddy (Vince Neil) many moons ago.

25. Ozzy Osbourne

Total Gross: $13,103,083 Number of Shows: 19

Total Attendance: 176,722 Number of Sell-Outs: 2

(Artists are ranked by total gross earnings, according to Billboard Boxscore, from Nov. 1, 2010 through May 31, 2011.)



The above list courtesy of BILLBOARD’s website right HERE

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