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Bon Jovi, AC/DC, U2 and Lady GaGa Have Biggest-Selling World Tours

December 30, 2010 (4:59 am) GMT
Led by the Jon Bon Jovi band, the top-grossing tours list sees AC/DC, U2 and GaGa at the second, third and fourth places respectively.

have the most successful world tour this year. Although their latest record "" did not sell strongly, and his bandmates managed to rake in a whopping $201.1 million worth of tickets for at least their 80 concerts around the world in a traveling show to promote the album.

Bon Jovi beat 2009's highest-grossing acts and . U2 were atop the list last year with $311 million, and AC/DC followed with $227 million. Now, and the gang come in the third place with $160.9 million (32 shows), behind Brian Johnson-fronted band who successfully sold $177 million (40 shows).

Next, there is . The outlandish singer who scores this year's world's biggest-selling album matches the accolade by becoming the fourth-biggest tour earner of the year. Her lengthy "Monster Ball" tour pulls in an impressive $133.6 million from 138 gigs throughout 2010.

Other musicians appearing on top concerts list include , , and . Overall, tough economy has caused this year's ticket sales on the downslide. Ticket sales for the top 50 tours worldwide fell 12 percent to $2.93 billion, and they dropped 15 percent to $1.69 billion in North America.

  1. ($201.1 million)
  2. ($177 million)
  3. ($160.9 million)
  4. ($133.6 million)
  5. ($110.1 million)
  6. ($104.2 million)
  7. "Walking With Dinosaurs" live show ($104.1 million)
  8. ($93 million)
  9. ($92.3 million)
  10. ($89.5 million)


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