MÖTLEY CRÜE Among Top 20 Concert Tours Of 2005

MÖTLEY CRÜE ended 2005 among the top 20 in concert sales receipts, according to Pollstar, the industry trade magazine.

THE ROLLING STONES' "A Bigger Bang" tour led all other concert tours in 2005 with $162 million in gross receipts, the Associated Press reported.

The average STONES ticket was $133.98. The tour sold around 1.2 million tickets.

Fans purchased 36.1 million tickets to the top 100 concert tours, compared with 37.6 million in 2004 and 38.7 million in 2003, according to Pollstar.

The average ticket price for the top 100 tours rose to a record $57, compared with $52.39 in 2004, Pollstar said.

The average ticket price has gone up nearly $7 since 2003.

Here are the Top 20 touring artists of 2005. The first dollar amount is the total gross is in millions of U.S. dollars for all dates worked in North America. The second dollar amount is the artist's average ticket price.

01. THE ROLLING STONES $162.0 / $133.98
02. U2 $138.9 / $96.92
03. CELINE DION $81.3 / $136.04
04. PAUL MCCARTNEY $77.3 / $135.46
05. EAGLES $76.8 / $104.17
06. ELTON JOHN $65.8 / $102.46
07. KENNY CHESNEY $61.8 / $54.63
08. DAVE MATTHEWS BAND $57.0 / $47.09
09. NEIL DIAMOND $47.3 / $63.02
10. JIMMY BUFFETT $41.0 / $76.49
11. MÖTLEY CRÜE $39.9 / $46.48
12. GREEN DAY $34.8 / $38.07
13. TOBY KEITH $31.6 / $46.11
14. RASCAL FLATTS $28.2 / $34.92
15. BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN $26.3 / $81.00
16. GWEN STEFANI $24.2 / $54.46
17. COLDPLAY $24.1 / $40.80
18. TOM PETTY & THE HEARTBREAKERS $23.6 / $38.05
19. BARRY MANILOW $22.7 / $153.93
20. "Anger Management Tour" $21.6 / $64.03

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