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U2, Taylor Swift Had Highest-Grossing Tours of 2011

Top Earning Tours of 2011

U2 raked in $156 million from 25 shows in 21 North American cities in 2011, making the band the highest-grossing touring act of the year, according to Pollstar. Worldwide, the group pulled in $231.9 million for the year. Taylor Swift just missed the $100 million mark in North America, earning $97.7 million over 80 dates in 59 cities on her "Speak Now" tour. Other top-grossing acts were Kenny Chesney ($84.6 million), Lady Gaga ($63.7 million) and Bon Jovi ($57.1 million), who were the biggest earners of 2010.

 

Bon Jovi, Alice Cooper up for Rock Hall of Fame

Bon Jovi, Alice Cooper up for Rock Hall of Fame

It could be a blaze of glory for Bon Jovi at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The Jersey boys are up for possible induction in the hallowed hall, along with first-timers Donovan, Dr. John, Alice Cooper and Neil Diamond.

 

Bon Jovi tops the album charts

'The Circle' sells 163,000 copies to debut at #1 -- Bon Jovi climbed into the driver's seat on the U.S. album chart this week, as the New Jersey band debuted at No. 1 with its Island release "The Circle."

 

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