December 24, 2007 17:22
The Police are highest earners of 2007
Reunited rock trio out perform all others in North America
Reunited rock heavyweights The Police had the highest earning tour in North America in 2007, it has been revealed.
The band's hugely anticipated 54 dates across America and Canada brought them in $131.9m (£66.5m), almost double the total of the second-placed act, country star Kenny Chesney.
In a list dominated by country acts and reformed bands, Van Halen, another group of rock veterans who got back together this year, were fifth on the list, taking in $56.7m. Genesis were eighth with $47.6m.
The totals were compiled by American trade publication Pollstar.
The Top 10 highest grossing tours of 2007:
1. The Police ($131.9m)
2. Kenny Chesney ($71.1m)
3. Justin Timberlake ($70.6m)
4. Celine Dion ($65.3m)
5. Van Halen ($56.7m)
6. Tim McGraw and Faith Hill ($52.3m)
7. Rod Stewart ($49.0m)
8. Genesis ($47.6m)
9. Josh Groban ($43.0m)
10. Rascal Flatts ($41.5m)