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Bon Jovi highest grossing touring act of 2010

Bon Jovi have been named the highest grossing touring act of 2010 by Billboard magazine, grossing an estimated $146,507,388 from 69 sell out shows.
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Bon Jovi have been named the highest grossing touring act of 2010.

The 'It's My Life' rockers top research by industry magazine Billboard's Boxscore, which calculates the rockers grossed $146,507,388 from 69 sell out shows.

The group, led by Jon Bon Jovi, beat U2, who came second, grossing $131,502,369 and AC/DC, who came third, taking an estimated $122,633,027.

Part of the Bon Jovi's touring in 2010 saw them sell out a 12-night residency at London's 02 Arena, and at the time guitarist Richie Sambora spoke of the band's elation to still be playing such big arenas almost 30 years into their career.

He said: "It feels great! We're still selling out stadiums for god's sakes!

"We just opened up the new Meadowlands stadium in New York - but it feels great to be here in London. This thing is not stopping. We're having so much fun."

Bon Jovi's 2008 'Lost Highway Tour' was also named that year's highest grossing by Billboard.

The hardest touring act on the list is Lady Gaga, who has performed an estimated 122 shows this year, grossing $116,227,987, and selling out 101 of them.

Meanwhile relative newcomer to the list, teen heartthrob Justin Bieber grossed an estimated $35,600,276 from his 62 shows this year, putting him in 19th place.

The list looked at concerts performed between November 22, 2009 and November 20, 2010 for all acts.

Billboard Top 10 grossing Tours 2010:

Bon Jovi

Total Gross: $146,507,388

Number of Shows: 69

U2

Total Gross: $131,502,369

Number of Shows: 22

AC/DC

Total Gross: $122,633,027

Number of Shows: 28

Lady Gaga

Total Gross: $116,227,987

Number of Shows: 122

Black Eyed Peas

Total Gross: $81,579,114

Number of Shows: 82

James Taylor & Carole King

Total Gross: $62,326,410

Number of Shows: 54

Eagles

Total Gross: $62,166,344

Number of Shows: 40

Metallica

Total Gross: $61,947,556

Number of Shows: 33

Dave Matthews Band

Total Gross: $61,247,906

Number of Shows: 57

Paul McCartney

Total Gross: $55,760,403

Number of Shows: 21

Posted on 14 Dec 2010 16:15 to category : Music News

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