Madonna tour highest grosser in 2008

North American concerts brought in $105.3 mil

Madonna's "Sticky & Sweet" tour was the biggest-grossing music tour of 2008 in North America, raking in $105.3 million, concert tracking magazine Pollstar said Monday.

Madonna, whose 58-show world tour finished in Brazil last week, was closely followed by another solo diva -- Canadian-born Celine Dion, who made $94 million in North America from her first tour since ending an almost five-year residency in Las Vegas a year ago.

Rock veterans the Eagles were third on Pollstar's list, grossing $73.4 million for their tour to support possibly their last studio album "Long Road Out of Eden."

Country music star Kenny Chesney ($72.2 million) and rock band Bon Jovi ($70.4 million) came in fourth and fifth.

The top 10 grossing tours of North America were rounded out by Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band ($69.3 million), Neil Diamond ($59.8 million), Rascal Flatts ($55.8 million), the Police ($48.0 million) and veteran rocker Tina Turner ($47.7 million).

Pollstar's top 10 list did not include global tour earnings for the year.
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