AC/DC, METALLICA Among Top Tours This Year In North America

Reuters reports that AC/DC and METALLICA were among the most popular draws on the North American concert circuit this year, according to data issued on Wednesday.

Pollstar editor Gary Bongiovanni said the overall concert business bucked the recession, mirroring a similar phenomenon at movie theaters. He said most people go to only one or two shows a year, and are willing to pay a premium for good seats.

AC/DC was at No. 5 with $77.9 million and METALLICA at No. 10 with $53.4 million.

01. U2: $123 million
02. BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN AND THE E STREET BAND: $94.5 million
03. ELTON JOHN and BILLY JOEL: $88 million
04. BRITNEY SPEARS: $82.5 million
05. AC/DC: $77.9 million
06. KENNY CHESNEY: $71.1 million
07. JONAS BROTHERS: $69.8 million
08. DAVE MATTHEWS BAND: $56.9 million
09. FLEETWOOD MAC: $54.5 million
10. METALLICA: $53.4 million

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