"U2's Vertigo tour was the top-grossing trek of 2005, according to year-end figures from Billboard Boxscore that will be published in the Dec. 24 issue of magazine, which hits newsstands Friday (Dec. 16). Vertigo reported grosses of $260 million and drew more than 3 million people to 90 concerts, all of which were sell-outs."
EAR FARM likes to make things easy to read, here's a list culled from that article so you don't have to read paragraphs and things.
Top concerts of 2005
1. U2, grossed $260 million
2. Eagles, grossed $117 million
3. Neil Diamond, grossed $71 million
4. Kenny Chesney, grossed $63 million
5. Paul McCartney, grossed $60 million
6. Rod Stewart, grossed $49 million
7. Elton John, grossed $45.5 million touring (plus another $30 million via his Las Vegas show)
8. Dave Matthews Band, grossed $45 million
9. Jimmy Buffett, grossed $41 million
10. Green Day, grossed $36.5 million
Funny but I've seen a bunch of shows this year and the only one off that list I saw live this year was Paul McCartney. Anyone else see any of those acts? Wonder how much they'd all be raking in if their ticket prices were actually reasonable...
14 December 2005