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

(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 :

  1. Bon Jovi: $201.1 million.
  2. AC/DC: $177 million.
  3. U2: $160.9 million.
  4. Lady Gaga: $133.6 million.
  5. 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:

  1. Dave Matthews Band: 1.27 million.
  2. Bon Jovi: 1.18 million.
  3. Justin Bieber: 987,000.
  4. John Mayer: 894,000.
  5. Brad Paisley: 880,000.

Jon Bon Jovi  performs on the NBC Today television program in New York Friday, Nov. 12, 2010.
Jon Bon Jovi performs on the NBC "Today" television program in New York Friday, Nov. 12, 2010.   (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
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