U2 named top-grossing touring act in 2009
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U2’s 360 tour was the top-grossing tour of 2009, according to Billboard.
On only 44 dates, the stadium outing earned a staggering $311,637,730. That was head and shoulders above Madonna, whose tour landed at No. 2 with a none-too-shabby $222,017.248 tallied from 46 shows.
Bruce Springsteen had to work harder for his money (plus his highest ticket price was much lower than U2’s or Madge’s). It took him 72 shows to gross $156,340,910.
Note that with a few exceptions, it could be 1989 instead of 2009.
Below is the listing of the Top 10 tours. For the entire Top 25, look here.
1) U2, $311,647, 730; attendance: 3,071,290; number of shows: 44
2) Madonna, $222,017,248; attendance: 2,187,993; number of shows: 46
3) Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band, $156,340,910; attendance: 1,736,926; number of shows: 72
4) AC/DC, $135,287,350; attendance: 1,583,143; number of shows: 76
5) Pink, $102,878,271; attendance: 1,550,026; number of shows: 131
6) Andre Rieu, $95,874,338; attendance: 834,992; number of shows: 112
7) Britney Spears, $94,813,948; attendance: 1,097,229; number of shows: 70
9) Tina Turner, $86,732,137; attendance: 822,083; number of shows: 59
10) Coldplay, $84,369,360; attendance: 1,199,862; number of shows: 66
The tally runs from Dec. 6, 2008 through Nov. 21, 2009.
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