Guess Who Made the Most Concert Money This Year? Bon Jovi—and not just in North America By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff Posted Dec 29, 2010 8:32 AM CST 4 comments Comments Jon Bon Jovi performs on the NBC "Today" television program in New York Friday, Nov. 12, 2010. (AP Photo/Richard Drew) (Newser) – Yep, it’s definitely time to give Bon Jovi some respect: The band boasts the highest grossing concert tour of the year—worldwide. Pollstar ranks the top five touring acts of 2010, via the Los Angeles Times : Bon Jovi: $201.1 million. AC/DC: $177 million. U2: $160.9 million. Lady Gaga: $133.6 million. Metallica: $110.1 million. Ticket sales dropped 12% in North America this year, but when it came to total ticket sales, Bon Jovi still had reason to celebrate: Dave Matthews Band: 1.27 million. Bon Jovi: 1.18 million. Justin Bieber: 987,000. John Mayer: 894,000. Brad Paisley: 880,000.