Via Pollstar, we get the top 20 Concert Tours ranks artists by average box office gross per city and includes the average ticket price for shows in North America. (previous week’s ranking is in parentheses).

TOP 20 CONCERT TOURS

Artist . . . . Tour Gross . . . Average Ticket Price

1. Bon Jovi; $1,905,135; $90.50,

2. (3) James Taylor / Carole King; $1,493,264; $82.93.

3. (4) Taylor Swift; $1,186,038; $61.83.

4. (6) The Black Eyed Peas; $955,149; $63.78.

5. (7) Michael Buble; $914,089; $80.76.

6. (8) Nickelback; $816,824; $62.19.

7. (10) Alicia Keys; $729,488; $78.70.

8. (New) Maxwell / Jill Scott; $697,890; $84.40.

9. (9) Muse; $666,017; $45.83.

10. (11 John Mayer; $593,125; $62.69.

11. (12) Brooks & Dunn; $574,989; $45.60.

12. (13) Neil Young; $357,036; $126.29.

13. (16) Sugarland; $354,520; $37.13.

14. (14) Carrie Underwood; $350,153; $49.12.

15. (15) Chelsea Handler; $343,796; $58.04.

16. (17) Conan O’Brien; $276,692; $61.34.

17. (18) Jeff Dunham; $250,842; $42.69.

18. (19) Norwegian Wood Festival / Mark Knopfler; $215,618; $86.81.

19. (21) Celtic Woman; $212,179; $58.00.

20. (20) Daughtry; $210,279; $39.21.

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The list is based on data provided to the trade publication Pollstar by concert promoters and venue managers.

Category: Music, Weekend

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One Response to “Top 20 Concert Tours”

  1. Jojo says:

    It’s nice that some people have the bucks to afford high priced concert tickets!

    Also, to continue smoking in NY. I stumbled on this article yesterday from a few weeks ago. $11/pack for cigs in NYC? Whew.
    ===========
    June 21, 2010
    Cigarette Tax Increased to Keep State Running
    By NICHOLAS CONFESSORE

    ALBANY — New Yorkers who like to smoke will have to dig a little deeper to light up next month, after the Legislature passed a bill on Monday that will give the state the highest cigarette taxes in the country.

    The new law, part of an emergency budget measure to keep the government running, adds another $1.60 in state taxes to every cigarette pack sold starting on July 1, pushing the average price of a pack to about $9.20.

    The average price in New York City, which imposes its own cigarette taxes, will be even higher, nearly $11 a pack.

    ….

    http://www.nytimes.com/2010/06/22/nyregion/22budget.html