Music Gear News

At Gear4music.com we update our news channel daily to ensure you always get the latest and most important music news.

Bon Jovi named as highest-grossing live act of 2010

Bon Jovi, Metallica and U2 were among the bands that made the most money this year.
Great deals on musical instruments

Electric guitar band Bon Jovi made $201.1 million (£130.1 million) from their touring commitments in 2010.

The group have been revealed as the highest-grossing live act of the year following research by concert trade publication Pollstar, which revealed many of the best-performing artists are those who have been around for decades.

Second place in the poll went to AC/DC, who made $177 million, while U2 were in third with ticket receipts of $160.9 million.

There were also places in the top ten for Beatles legend Sir Paul McCartney, former Pink Floyd star Roger Waters and experienced electric guitar band Metallica.

Two relatively young acts also made an impression in the list, with Lady Gaga and Michael Buble in fourth and six positions respectively.

Pollstar editor-in-chief Gary Bongiovanni said concert ticket sales had been better outside of the US for many artists during 2010.

"In general, the international concert business was stronger than in North America, where overbooked and overpriced shows at outdoor amphitheatre venues made it an especially difficult year," he explained.

Bon Jovi will be back in the UK in June, with stadium shows planned in Edinburgh, Manchester and Bristol.

Save Money On Electric Guitars Now

 ADNFCR-2133-ID-800316526-ADNFCR

Posted on 30 Dec 2010 10:40 to category : Band / Celebrity News

Related Music News

thumbnail

Laying the foundations for generations of artists to follow, the legendary musician Leonard Cohen has passed away from unspecified causes.

11 Nov 2016 10:48
thumbnail

Stating it as more of a necessity for the band, M. Shadows highlights the importance of not stagnating and keeping things exciting

31 Oct 2016 16:10
thumbnail

Cancelling his remaining shows in December due to ill health, fears arise over the guitar legends health

26 Oct 2016 13:08
thumbnail

Verified by the guitarist himself, Slash's B.C Rich played a pivotal role in Guns N' Roses rise to fame

10 Oct 2016 16:17
thumbnail

Featuring a number of tracks by their favourite artists, the Stone's latest effort is set for release December 2nd

6 Oct 2016 15:31
thumbnail

Speaking to friend and radio host Eddie Trunk Frehley stated that he would rejoin the band if the offer came his way

30 Sep 2016 15:54

Recent Music News

thumbnail

Straight from the 90's, the legendary synth has been given a modern makeover to make it more versatile than ever

1 Dec 2016 12:48
thumbnail

Those who purchase a Zen Tour, Zen Studio, Orion Studio, Orion 32, Orion 32 or Goliath interface will be eligible to receive a free copy of PreSonus' Studio One

30 Nov 2016 10:42
thumbnail

With thousands of new presets and a vast array of functions, the Predator 2 brings next level sound quality and user defined audio manipulation to the players immediate disposal

29 Nov 2016 15:53
thumbnail

With a new arpeggiator and synthesizer at the users disposal, several user requested updates provide the player with more versatility than ever before

29 Nov 2016 14:51
thumbnail

A limited time edition of the Akai MPK Mini MK 2, the white equivalent operates as an eye catching alternative that looks as good as it sounds.

28 Nov 2016 15:37
thumbnail

Bursting with a number of great features, the Celviano Grand Hybrid offers the player unparalleled performance and unprecedented tone

28 Nov 2016 15:06