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Top 25 Tours of 2011 as reported by Pollstar

 

Rank               Artist                 Avg.Ticket Price              Total Tickets Sold/Yr               Cities/Shows

        Million $                                                 Avg. Tickets Sold                          Avg Gross/Show

1)   $231.9     U2                                $97.15           91,828         2,387,535        $ 8,921,027       26/ 34
2)     224.0     Take That                   104.43         126,175         2,144,977          13,176,471       17/35
3)     148.8     Bon Jovi                       94.09           31,635         1,581,763            2,976,689        50/58
4)     104.2     Taylor Swift                 70.86          18,853         1,470,505            1,335,897      78/100
5)     103.6     Roger Waters            110.62          27,554            936,832            3,047,883         34/65
6)     102.7     Elton John                 119.75             9,746            857,620            1,167,045      88/110
7)       90.0     Rihanna                         74.95          15,395         1,200,800            1,153,846         78/99
8)       84.6     Kenny Chesney            72.78           22,788        1,162,210            1,658,597          51/55
9)       83.3     Sade                                94.85            9,245            878,228               876,842        95/104
10)    79.2      Paul McCartney        135.53         29,219            584,372            3,960,000         20/24
11)    68.7      Britney Spears             98.43           8,724            697,957               858,750           80/82
12)    67.8      Foo Fighters                73.65         17,707            920,786            1,304,211          52/55
13)    67.6      Justin Bieber               84.12         19,600            803,613            1,648,780          41/50
14)    63.7      Lady Gaga                    96.77          17,796           658,446            1,722,078          37/39
15)    63.5      André Rieu                 105.29            8,151           603,207               858,266          74/97
16)    59.5      Katy Perry                    49.28         11,837         1,207,386               583,333      102/119
17)    59.1      Usher                             79.70         15,774            741,394            1,257,157          47/62
18)    56.2      Kings Of Leon              79.94         23,434           703,027            1,873,333          30/34
19)    53.5      Iron Maiden                 74.48         16,325            718,313            1,215,909          44/46
20)    53.2      Shakira                          84.57         13,106            629,064            1,108,333          48/51
21)    52.8      Kylie Minogue           100.06        10,148             527,683           1,015,385          52/72
22)    49.7      Cirque
d.s Soll-Alegria      70.49         17,197            705,064            1,212,195        41/304
23)    48.3      Kanye West / Jay-Z    121.34        14,216            398,055            1,725,000         28/35
24)    45.9      Journey                          55.52          9,961             826,729               553,012         83/83
25)    45.6     
Red Hot Chili Peppers   79.99        19,667             570,348            1,573,137         29/35

 

The annual POLLSTAR ranking of the concert industry’s top performing artists is tabulated for all Worldwide shows worked between
January 1 and December 31, 2011. All ticket sales figures are calculated in U.S. dollars and are based on reported information and
extensive research by POLLSTAR.™ Copyright 2012.

 

TOP 25 NORTH AMERICAN TOURS  for 2011

                      information provided by Pollstar

            

 

Rank               Artist                                  Avg.Tickets/show               Avg Gross/ Show      

       Million $                     Avg Ticket Price                  Total Tickets                      Cities/Shows

1) $ 156.0    U2                             $91.67        81,023       1,701,486       $7,427,631        21/25
2)      97.7     Taylor Swift           $71.54       23,146        1,365,618         1,655,979        59/80
3)      84.6     Kenny Chesney         72.78       22,788       1,162,210         1,658,597         51/55
4)      63.7     Lady Gaga                 96.77       17,796          658,446         1,722,078         37/39
5)      57.1     Bon Jovi                    99.63       21,231          573,224         2,115,092         27/34
6)      51.8     Elton John              111.14       11,368          466,078         1,263,415         41/58
7)      48.6     Sade                            91.49       11,301          531,156         1,033,917         47/54
8)      48.3     Kanye West/Jay-Z 121.34       14,216          398,055         1,725,000          28/35
9)      44.4     Lil Wayne                 79.79          7,949          556,460            634,286          70/71
10)    41.2     Celine Dion            166.71         4,336          247,135            722,807            1/57
11)    40.7     New
Kids/Backstreet      67.41      12,582          603,935            848,206          48/52
12)    40.3     Cirque Dralion         66.04      13,265          610,202            876,085       46/299
13)    38.4     Bob Seger                  71.67       11,900         535,508             852,938         45/48
14)    38.3     Britney Spears          90.54        9,196          423,017             832,609         46/47
15)    37.4     Journey                       53.39      12,065         699,789             644,174         58/58
16)    34.0    
Cirque-Michael Jackson   116.04      15,421         293,002          1,789,474         19/51
17)    32.9     Luis Miguel                94.29     11,256          348,923          1,061,290        31/70
18)    32.4    Trans-
Siberian Orchestra 49.37      6,191           656,268             305,660    106/129
19)    30.9     Paul McCartney      126.57      40,689         244,133          5,150,000             6/9
20)    30.0     Dave
Matthews Band est 125.00      48,000         240,000          6,000,000           5/13
21)    28.5     Phish                             53.95     24,012         528,266          1,295,455         22/38
22)    28.4     Katy Perry                   42.93      11,810        661,368              506,952         56/60
23)    28.3     Jason Aldean               34.63      13,181        817,210              456,452         62/62
24)    27.5    Cirque
du Soleil-Alegria   62.99     16,198        437,333            1,020,291      27/210
25)    27.3     Keith Urban                 57.96      8,551         470,325               495,678         55/57

 

The annual POLLSTAR ranking of the concert industry’s top performing artists is tabulated for all North American shows worked between
January 1 and December 31, 2011. All ticket sales figures are calculated in U.S. dollars and are based on reported information and
extensive research by POLLSTAR.™ Copyright 2012.

 

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TOP 10 CONCERT HAULS

         TOP 10  CANADIAN CONCERTS  2009

1) U2 - Rogers Centre -Toronto, Ontario -  $9,295,721 (2 shows)

                 Sept 16, 17, 2009 with Snow Patrol  - sold out -

               (was number 12 on the North American list)

       57,705 tickets sold @ $32.-$252. - Live Nation Global Touring

2) Celine Dion- Bell Centre - Montreal, Quebec - $7,041,133 - (3 shows)

      Feb12,14,15, 2009 - sold out   - (was number 16 on the North American list)

      59,659 tickets sold @ $65. - $195. - Concerts West / AEG Live

3) U2 - BC Place - Vancouver, British Columbia- $5,765,610

     Oct 28, 2009 with The Black Eyed Peas- sold out 

         (was number 25 on the North American list)

      63,802 tickets sold @ $30. - $250. - Live Nation Global Touring

4) Elton John / Billy Joel -Air Cda Centre - Toronto, Ontario- $5,671,444 - (2 shows)

       May 26,30, 2009 - sold out - (was number 27 on the North American list)

     36,584 tickets sold @ $70. - $275.50 - Live Nation

5)  Eagles - Credit Union Centre - Saskatoon, Saskatchewan - $4,918,256 - (3 shows)

         March 8,10,11, 2009 - 95% sold out -(was number 35 on the North American list) 

         34,929 tickets sold @ $79.50 - $199.50 -  (In-House Promotion)

6) AC/DC - Commonwealth Stadium - Edmonton, Alberta - $4,756,405     

Aug 26, 2009   - sold out - (was number 38 on the North American list) 

       55,838 tickets sold @ $69.50 - $99.50 - Live Nation

7) AC/DC - Olympic Stadium - Montreal, Quebec -  $4,161,915

     Aug 8, 2009 with The Answer - sold out

       - (was number 49 on the North American list)

      53,049   tickets sold @ $69.50 - $99.50

       -  Gillett Entertainment Group / Live Nation

8) AC/DC - BC Place - Vancouver, British Columbia - $4,147,608

     Aug 29, 2009  with The Answer - sold out

        - (was number 50 on the North American list)

      47,021   tickets sold @ $69.50 - $99.50 -   Live Nation

9) AC/DC - Canad Inns Stadium - Winnipeg, Manitoba - $3,683,358

     Aug 22, 2009 with The Answer - sold out

      - (was number 59 on the North American list)

      41,536   tickets sold @ $69.50 - $99.50 -   Live Nation 

10)  Britney Spears - Air Cda Centre - Toronto, Ontario -  $3,609,528 -  (2 shows)

         March 18, 19, 2009 with The Pussycat Dolls - sold out

      - (was number 62 on the North American list)

        37,912 tickets sold @ $39.50 - $152. -  Concerts West / AEG Live

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TOP 10 U.S. CONCERTS  2009

1) Bruce Springsteen -Giants Stadium- E.R. N.J - $22,570,336 (5 shows)

       Sept 30-Oct 9, 2009  - 96% sold out

       260,668 tickets sold @ $33. - $98. (In-House Promotion)

 

2) U2 - Giants Stadium - East Rutherford, NJ - $16,128,950 (2 shows)

     Sept 23,24, 2009  with Muse   - sold out

     161,810 tickets sold @ $30.-$250. Live Nation Global Touring

 

3) Coachella Valley Music Festival - Empire Polo Field - Indio, CA - $15,328,863 (3 shows)

        April 17, 18, 2009 withPaul McCartney, The Killers, The Cure,

      M.I.A., My Bloody Valentine & more

152,962 tickets sold @ $102. - $269. - Goldenvoice / AEG Live - 84% sold

 

4) Lollapalooza - Grant Park -Chicago, Illinois - $14,082,461 - (3 shows)

       Aug 7,8, 2009 with Depeche Mode, Tool, Kings of Leon,

       Jane's Addiction, Lou Reed  and more

       225,000 tickets sold @ $175. - $205. - C3 Presents - sold out

 

5) U2 - Soldier Field Stadium - Chicago, Illinois - $13,860,480 - (2 shows)

        Sept 12, 13, 2009 with Snow Patrol

        135,872 tickets sold @ $55. - $250. - Live Nation Global Touring - sold out

) Austin City Limits Music Festival-Zilker Park-Austin,Texas-$13,503,345 -(3 shows)

       Oct 2, 3 2009 with Pearl Jam, Dave Mathews Band, Kings of Leon, and more

       195,000 tickets sold@ $135. - $185. -  C3 Presents  - sold out  

 

7) U2 - Gillette Stadium - Foxboro, MA -  $12,859,778 - (2 shows)

      Sept 20,21, 2009 with Snow Patrol - sold out

      138,805 tickets sold @  $32.50 - $252.50 - Live Nation Global Touring

 

8) Paul McCartney - Citi Field - New York,NY-$12,775,662-(3 shows)

        July 17, 18, 2009 with The Script  - sold out

        109,541 tickets sold @ $49.50 - $275. -

       Concerts West/AEG Live / Marshall Arts, MPL

9) Elton John/BillyJoel-Citizens Bank Park -Philadelphia, PA- $11,853,455- (2 shows)

      July 31, Aug 1, 2009   - sold out

      89,690 tickets sold @  $55.50 - $181. -    Live Nation

10) Elton John/BillyJoel-Wrigley Field - Chicago Illinois- $11,154,840- (2 shows)

      July 16,21, 2009   - sold out

      77,520 tickets sold @  $62. - $182. -    Live Nation                           

 

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TOP 10 INTERNATIONAL CONCERTS 2009

            Courtesy of Pollstar , Pollstar.com , Pollstarpro.com

 1) U2  - Croke Park Stadium - Dublin, Ireland - $28,536,513.  (3 shows)

       July 24-27, 2009 with Glasvegas, Damien Dempsey, Kaiser Chiefs,

          R.O.Loose, The Script ...

     243,198 tickets sold @  91.50-150.

     Live Nation Global Touring/MCD Productions - Sold Out

 

2)   Oxegen 2009 - Punchestown Racecourse - Naas, Ireland- $22,939,042 (3 shows)

    July 10-12, 2009 with Blur, Kings of Leon, Killers,

     Lady Gaga, Nine Inch Nails and lots more

    211,182 tickets sold@ 93.25 - 238.25. - MCD Productions  96% sold out

 

 3)   U2 - Stade de France - Paris France - $21,158,052 (2 shows)

      July 11,12, 2009 with Kaiser Chiefs - 99% sold out

      93,272 tickets sold@ 30.-250.

       - Live Nation Global Touring / Gerard Drouot Productions S.A.

    

 4) U2  - Wembley Stadium - London, U.K. - $20,657,954 (2 shows)

         Aug 14, 15, 2009 with Elbow, Glasvegas, The Hours

       164,244 tickets sold @ 30. - 150.00

        - Live Nation Global Touring - sold out 

 

5) U2  - Camp Nou - Barcelona, SPAIN - $20,012,411 (2 shows)

      June 30, July 2, 2009 with Snow Patrol -  sold out

      182,055 tickets sold @ 55.-150.00 - Live Nation Global Touring / Doctor Music

 

6) U2  - Stadio Giuseppe Meazza - Milan, ITALY - $15,379,915 (2 shows)

      July 7, 8, 2009 with Snow Patrol -     Sold Out

      153,806 tickets sold @ 30.-250.00 - Live Nation Global Touring

 

 7) Madonna - Hayarkon Park - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - $14,716,482 - (2 shows)

       Sept 1,2, 2009 with  Paul Oakenfold - Sold Out

      99,674 tickets sold @ 400.00 - 2,500.00

      - Live Nation Global Touring / Shuki Weiss Promotion

 

8) “Rock am Ring” - Nurburg Ring - Nurburg, GERMANY- $14,540,224

      June 5, 7, 2009 with  Korn / Slipknot / Limp Bizkit

        The Killers / Trivium / Chris Cornell  and more

       80,000 tickets sold @ 125.-135.00 

       -Marek Lieberberg Konzertagentur  - sold out

 

9) Madonna - Ullevi Stadium - Goteborg, SWEDEN - $14,527,262 (2 shows)

    Aug 8,9, 2009 - with  Paul Oakenfold     - sold out

     119,709 tickets sold @ 695.00 - 1,195.00 - Live Nation Global Touring

 

10) U2 - Maksimir Stadium - Zagreb, CROATIA - $12,796,496 - (2 shows)

           Aug 9, 10, 2009 with Snow Patrol, The Hours   - sold out

           124,012 tickets sold @ 227.-1,818.00 -   Live Nation Global Touring 

         Thanks to Pollstar  for reporting the above info 

 

 

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