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Bon Jovi, AC/DC Named World's Top Tour Earners

Jon Bon Jovi
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Jon Bon Jovi

Legendary rockers Paul McCartney and Roger Waters also make the Top 10, but behind relative newcomers Lady Gaga and family show 'Walking with Dinosaurs.'

Hard rock won over the masses in 2010 as veteran arena bands Bon Jovi and AC/DC have been named the world's top concert attractions of the year, according to concert trade publication Pollstar.

Jon Bon Jovi and his bandmates get the honor of being the No. 1 concert draw, having sold a reported $201.1 million worth of tickets.

Enduring Australian rock band AC/DC landed at No. 2 for a second straight year after nabbing $177 million on its most recent tour.

Chart-toppers U2, which was the top worldwide act in 2009 with $311 million, according to Reuters, came in at No. 3 this year with $160.9 million in tickets sold.

Finishing in the Top 10 biggest concert draws of the year were Lady Gaga at No. 4 ($133.6 million) followed by Metallica in fifth place ($110.1 million) and Michael Buble in sixth ($104.2 million). The educational family show Walking with Dinosaurs took in $104.1 million to earn seventh place ahead of Paul McCartney ($93 million) at No. 8 and the Eagles ($92.3 million) in ninth. Ex-Pink Floyd frontman Roger Waters rounds out the Top 10 with $89.5 million earned.