According to TicketNews, AC/DC was voted "Major Tour of the Year" at the 20th annual Pollstar Concert Industry Awards that were presented on January 30 at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles. Pollstar's annual awards honor acts, promoters, agents, managers, venues and production companies, who are voted on by their peers; the winners are voted on by Pollstar subscribers. The awards represent 2008 concert activity. Also nominated for "Major Tour of the Year" were BON JOVI, BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN & THE E STREET BAND, COLDPLAY, KENNY CHESNEY and MADONNA.
AC/DC was the only hard rock band to make the Los Angeles Times' 2008 "Ultimate Top 10," the newspaper's annual survey combining sales of concert tickets, albums and digital downloads to measure which acts were most popular with the broadest swath of music lovers.
Regarding AC/DC's combined income of $82 million, the Los Angeles Times wrote, "The new 'Black Ice' album took the veteran Australian hard rock band back to the top of the charts and also made its concert tour one of the year's hot tickets. The band's Ultimate Top 10 tally was almost evenly divided, with $37.5 million coming at the concert box office and $44.5 million from album sales. Like KID ROCK, AC/DC doesn't do digital tracks. Average ticket price: $99.73."
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