December 29, 2010 12:11

Bon Jovi score highest grossing tour of 2010

Veteran rockers beat U2, AC/DC and Lady Gaga in ticket sales

Bon Jovi score highest grossing tour of 2010

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Bon Jovi have beaten AC/DC and U2 to score the highest grossing tour of 2010.

The veteran rockers pulled in $201.1m (£130.7m) from ticket sales from their global Circle Tour which took in 80 shows.

AC/DC were in at number two for the second year in a row with earnings of $177m (£115m) while U2, who were the biggest earners in 2009, finished third on $160.9m (£104.6m).

Lady Gaga was fourth pulling in $133.6 million (£86.8 million) from her tour despite putting on more gigs than any other artist with 138 shows, according to music trade publication Pollstar.

Elsewhere Metallica were fifth totalling $110.1 million (£74 million) while Paul McCartney was eighth with tour takings of $93 million (£60 million).

Finally, The Eagles were at number nine with ticket sales totalling $92.3 million (£59.9 million) and ex-Pink Floyd frontman Roger Waters was in 10th place after earning $89.5 million (£58.1 million).

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