Police Reunion Tops Year-End Tour Tallies
Fri, 14 Dec 2007 11:53:34
The Police Videos
The continued multi-million dollar sales of The Police reunion tour has made the trio 2007's biggest success story on the road. According to Billboard's Boxscore tallies, the tour has grossed $212 million and sold more than 1.8 million tickets as of November 13. Genesis' Turn It On Again trek came in right after Sting and company, with $129 million in grosses, followed closely by Justin Timberlake's FutureSex LoveShow at $126.8 million.
As for other tour-related categories, New York's Madison Square Garden was the world's top-grossing arena with $76.6 million in box office grosses, and the Denver-area Red Rocks Amphitheatre was the top amphitheater at $18.6 million. Unfortunately, overall concert numbers were down considerably this year, as North American gross concert dollars decreased 10.2-percent to $2.6 billion, and concert attendance decreased 19.2-percent to 51 million.
"Yes, a 19.2-percent 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 told Billboard.com. (AEG was the primary promoter on Timberlake's tour.) "If this trend continues, who will be the headliners of tomorrow?"
These guys for starters—the other seven artists that round out this year's Top 10:
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)
—The ARTISTdirect Staff