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Bon Jovi's US tour is biggest earner of 2010

U2, AC/DC and Lady Gaga also raked it in from gigs this year, according to Billboard Boxscore poll

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Bon Jovi have topped a list of the biggest earning touring acts of 2010 in the US.

The band grossed $146.5 million (£92.6 million) after playing 69 sell-out shows over the past 12 months, according to the annual Billboard Boxscore poll.

U2 were in second place in the list with $131.5 million, while AC/DC and Lady Gaga also managed nine-figure gross figures.

Black Eyed Peas, James Taylor and Carole King, The Eagles, Metallica, Dave Matthews Band and Paul McCartney made up the rest of the top ten.

It is the second time in three years that Bon Jovi have topped the chart compiler's annual list, a feat that had previously only been achieved by The Rolling Stones and the Grateful Dead over the past 25 years.

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