TOP-SELLING TOURS OF 2009 - Mixonline

TOP-SELLING TOURS OF 2009

Average gross for tours saw a boost from 2008 to 2009. In 2008, the highest-grossing tour (as of November 24, 2008) was Madonna, bringing in $6,071,181.
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Average gross for tours saw a boost from 2008 to 2009. In 2008, the highest-grossing tour (as of November 24, 2008) was Madonna, bringing in $6,071,181. Last year (as of November 30, 2009), the highest-grossing tour was U2, at $7,689,626. For 2008, the number 10 spot went to American Idols Live, which only brought in $544,754 as compared to Miiley Cyrus in 2008 ($1,012,567). What will this year see?

<p>Artist</p><p>Average Gross</p><p>Average Tickets</p><p>Average Price</p>

U2

$7,689,626

82,004

$93.77

Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band

$3,246,542

38,779

$83.72

AC/DC

$1,827,586

21,386

$85.45

Jonas Brothers

$1,388,330

20,936

$66.31

Metallica

$1,372,098

20,138

$68.13

Depeche Mode

$1,248,377

19,274

$64.77

Kenny Chesney

$1,216,996

18,966

$64.17

Dave Matthews Band

$1,073,658

21,636

$49.62

Britney Spears

$1,022,687

15,360

$66.58

Miley Cyrus

$1,012,567

14,723

$68.77

Courtesy Pollstar Concert Pulse, November 30, 2009

The Concert Pulse ranks each artist by its average box-office gross per city in North America and is based on data reported within the last three months.