22 February 2006

Top 20 Concert Tours

I posted this just because I always read this story when it comes in on the entertainment wire at work. Not that you're interested.

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By The Associated Press
The Top 20 Concert Tours ranks artists by average box office gross per city and includes the average ticket price for shows in North America. The previous week’s ranking is in parentheses. The list is based on data provided to the trade publication Pollstar by concert promoters and venue managers.
1. (1) The Rolling Stones; $3,683,695; $165.21.
2. (2) U2; $2,314,941; $93.36.
3. (3) Bon Jovi; $1,660,218; $78.59.
4. (4) Aerosmith; $1,000,945; $83.52.
5. (5) Dave Matthews Band; $834,487; $52.19.
6. (6) Depeche Mode; $825,792; $63.31.
7. (7) Gwen Stefani; $563,624; $58.00.
8. (8) Andre Rieu; $380,558; $51.75.
9. (9) Mannheim Steamroller; $380,192; $47.28.
10. (10) Trans-Siberian Orchestra; $352,490; $38.59.
11. (12) Keith Urban; $287,007; $39.07.
12. (13) Larry The Cable Guy; $282,161; $41.55.
13. (New) Ricky Martin; $274,989; $58.19.
14. (14) Brad Paisley; $250,676; $41.26.
15. (16) Kanye West; $199,196; $46.75.
16. (17) Barenaked Ladies; $159,928; $45.92.
17. (18) Clay Aiken; $140,102; $56.09.
18. (New) Simple Plan; $132,159; $29.65.
19. (19) Journey; $129,699; $45.99.
20. (20) Bonnie Raitt; $127,920; $52.56.

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