December 31, 2009 16:21

U2 score highest grossing tour of North America in 2009

Bruce Springsteen and Billy Joel also take in huge takings

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U2 have scored the most successful north American tour of 2009 clocking up $123m (£76.3m) in tour takings.

The Dublin four-piece '360°' stadium tour, was the fifth most successful jaunt ever after The Rolling Stones who clocked up £162 million in the US and Canada in 2005.

U2 sold 1.3 million tickets in the States throughout their tour.

Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band came second, with tour takings amounting to $94.5m (£58.6m) while Elton John and Billy Joel's joint tour came third with ticket sales worth $88m (£54.5m), according to music trade publication Pollstar.

Britney Spears and AC/DC completed the top five, pulling in $82.5m (£51.1m) and $77.9m (£48.3m) respectively.

Pollstar's annual list is based on data provided by concert promoters and venue managers.

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