December 29th, 2010
05:02 PM ET
Bon Jovi grossed $201 million to become the top concert tour in 2010, according to data released by Pollstar today. The band played 51 shows in North America and 80 shows worldwide this year.
Apparently rock n’ roll still has its grip on the world, as AC/DC took the No. 2 spot with 40 shows and a $177 million gross. Not surprisingly, AC/DC is followed by the likes of Paul McCartney, Lady Gaga, Metallica, Michael Buble and the Eagles. A bit more shocking is the top 10 mention of the live mini-series adaption “Walking with Dinosaurs.”
Pollstar also revealed that although total ticket sales went down about 7% from last year, the average ticket price went up about 4% - although only on a global scale. In North America ticket sales were down 15% and ticket prices dropped 2%.
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