2010 Concerts Grosses are In
Pollstar has released its chart ranking of the Top 50 Concert Tours of 2010, which is broken down into two categories; one chart is the "Top 50 North American Tours" while the "Top 50 Worldwide Concert Tours" ranks all global tour dates. On the North American chart, George Strait is the highest-grossing country artist, according to the touring industry publication. His tour with Reba McEntire and Lee Ann Womack comes in at #14 with a gross of $41.6 million. Brad Paisley follows closely behind at #15 with $40.7 million. Other country artists who made the list include: Tim McGraw with $39.1 million; Carrie Underwood raking in $38.3 million; Taylor Swift with $34.2 million; Rascal Flatts at $28.4 million, Brooks & Dunn tallying $25.7 million, Toby Keith with $25.5 million and Sugarland bringing in $19 million. Coming in at #1 on the list is Bon Jovi, who grossed $108.2 million.
Bon Jovi also came in on top on the "Top 50 Worldwide Concert Tours" chart with a gross of $201.1 million. As for the top country artist on that list, the honor goes to Tim McGraw, who ranks at #24 with $42.9 million. The two charts are in advance of the release of Pollstar's concert industry analysis, a more extensive Top 200 Tours chart, and various global venue and promoter ticket sales charts. Those are scheduled for release early this month.