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The band\'s 360 tour keeps pulling in the punters

In their latest set of touring figures Billboard report that the band earned more money on the road in the period 1 November to 31 May than anyone else, ($60m more than their nearest rival, Roger Waters).

The band's 360 tour is now finished, and it's officially the biggest tour of all time, so it's no surprising that the band raked in a healthy amount of cash during the final few months of the jaunt.

They pulled in $174m from just 23 sell out shows during the six months, compared to second placed Roger Waters' $114m from 69 sell out shows.

"After the bloodbath of 2010, and the more moderate pain of 2009, the touring industry came into 2011 more than a little gun-shy. As we take stock of the first half of the year, you can almost hear the sigh of relief. Based on numbers reported to Billboard Boxscore, business is solid," said Billboard Magazine.

Here's the top 25 touring artists from 1 Nov 2010 to 31 May 2011, along with the number of shows and the number of sell outs.

1.U2 – Total Gross: $174,782,003 Number of Shows: 23 -Total Attendance: 1,642,282 Number of Sell-Outs: 23

2.Roger Waters – Gross: $114,431,363 Number of Shows: 69 – Total Attendance: 1,005,490 Number of Sell-Outs: 69

3.Bon Jovi – Total Gross: $107,364,741 Number of Shows: 45 – Total Attendance: 905,035 Number of Sell-Outs: 45

4.Lady Gaga – oss: $71,900,434 Number of Shows: 45 – Total Attendance: 745,735 Number of Sell-Outs: 43

5.Usher – Total Gross: $70,105,955 Number of Shows: 70 – Total Attendance: 881,998Number of Sell-Outs: 55

6.Eagles – Total Gross: $48,987,080 Number of Shows: 23 – Total Attendance: 280,654 Number of Sell-Outs: 3

7.Andre Rieu – Total Gross: $46,052,472 Number of Shows: 75 – Total Attendance: 436,604 Number of Sell-Outs: 5

8.Michael Buble – Total Gross: $36,839,037 Number of Shows: 33 – Total Attendance: 345,546 Number of Sell-Outs: 28

9.Kenny Chesney – Total Gross: $25,071,077 Number of Shows: 25 – Total Attendance: 370,572 Number of Sell-Outs: 19

10.Iron Maiden – Total Gross: $22,846,171 Number of Shows: 19 – Total Attendance: 313,005 Number of Sell-Outs: 3

11.Justin Bieber – Total Gross: $21,916,788 Number of Shows: 26 – Total Attendance: 358,230 Number of Sell-Outs: 25

12.Trans-Siberian Orchestra – Total Gross: $19,462,428 Number of Shows: 58 – Total Attendance: 417,196 Number of Sell-Outs: 17

13.Neil Diamond – Total Gross: $18,713,800 Number of Shows:
11 – Total Attendance: 129,080 Number of Sell-Outs: 3

14.Elton John – Total Gross: $18,304,663 Number of Shows: 18 – Total Attendance: 201,262 Number of Sell-Outs: 16

15.George Strait & Reba – Total Gross: $17,522,372 Number of Shows: 17 – Total Attendance: 232,664 Number of Sell-Outs: 6

16.The X Factor Live – Total Gross: $17,355,667 Number of Shows: 46 – Total Attendance: 351,315 Number of Sell-Outs: 6

17.Kylie Minogue – Total Gross: $17,038,549 Number of Shows: 21 – Total Attendance: 183,961 Number of Sell-Outs: 1

18.Rod Stewart & Stevie Nicks – Total Gross: $16,770,111 Number of Shows:12 – Total Attendance: 155,639 Number of Sell-Outs: 11

19.Linkin Park – Total Gross: $16,563,435 Number of Shows: 23 – Total Attendance: 233,585 Number of Sell-Outs:11

20.Prince – Total Gross: $14,712,380 Number of Shows: 9 – Total Attendance: 139,639 Number of Sell-Outs: 6

21.Leonard Cohen – Total Gross: $14,605,158 Number of Shows: 15 – Total Attendance: 105,487 Number of Sell-Outs: 9

22.Kings of Leon – Total Gross: $14,067,371 Number of Shows: 8 – Total Attendance: 171,102 Number of Sell-Outs: 5

23.The Pop Festival (Skakira, Train, more) – Total Gross: $13,516,890 Number of Shows: 6 – Total Attendance: 115,550 Number of Sell-Outs: 0

24.Metallica – Total Gross: $13,263,780 Number of Shows: 6 – Total Attendance: 102,456 Number of Sell-Outs: 6

25.Ozzy Osbourne – Total Gross: $13,103,083 Number of Shows: 19 – Total Attendance: 176,722 Number of Sell-Outs: 2

(MJs Big Blog)

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