LOS ANGELES (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — Despite a massive decrease of 19.2% in event ticket sales, some tours still managed to post some huge numbers.
"Yes, a 19.2% decrease in attendance is very disturbing, since it reflects that the consumers are not really supporting breaking and mid-level talent," AEG Live president/ CEO Randy Phillips says. "If this trend continues, who will be the headliners of tomorrow?"
Also according to Billboard, Industry leader Live Nation "was a lighter touring year than 2006," said Jason Garner, president of North American Music. "We saw fewer artists on the road, especially in our global touring unit. We had some great artists out; there were just less of them than past years."
Top Ten Tours
1) The Police reunion trek ($212 Million)
2) Genesis' Turn It on Again tour ($129 million)
3) Justin Timberlake's FutureSex LoveShow tour ($126.8 million)
4) Kenny Chesney ($71.2 million)
5) Rod Stewart ($70 million)
6) Cirque Du Soleil's Delirium ($59.4 million)
7) Roger Waters ($53.2 million)
8) Tim McGraw/Faith Hill ($52.3 million)
9) Christina Aguilera ($48.1 million)
10) Rascal Flatts ($41.6 million)
Prince's 21 sellouts at the O2 in London ($22 million)
Top Selling Arenas & Amphitheater
Madison Square Garden in New York ($22 million)
Red Rocks Amphitheatre near Denver ($18.6 million)
-CelebrityAccess Staff Writers