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

Jon Bon Jovi
Jon Bon Jovi

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.



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