Chesney tops country tours for first 6 months
Sunday, July 13, 2008
– Kenny Chesney is the leading country tour in the U.S. for the first six months of the year with Rascal Flatts the only other country artist in the top 10, according to Pollstar. Bon Jovi leads the pack with a $56.3 million gross with an average ticket price of $87.98. Chesney enjoyed a gross of $35.3 million with an average price of $75.28.
Rascal Flatts was eighth at $215.4 million on ticket prices of $64.57.
Also in the top 100 were:
11. Keith Urban and Carrie Underwood's joint tour - $18.5 million (tickets averaged $55.89)
13. George Strait - $18 million ($64.06)
19. The Eagles - $15.8 million ($130.93)
27. Underwood - $12.3 million (($48.10)
36. Larry the Cable Guy - $9.5 million ($44.39)
37. Brad Paisley - $9.4 million ($41.21)
40. Rowdy Frynds with Lynyrd Skynyrd/Hank Williams Jr. -$8.5 million ($59.48)
49. Reba McEntire/Kelly Clarkson - $7.5 million ($53.78);
65. Robert Plant and Alison Krauss - $5.4 million ($56.52)
76. Brooks & Dunn/Alan Jackson - $4.5 million ($92.77)
84. Blue Rodeo - $4.2 million ($43.93)
88. Martina McBride - $3.9 million ($51.88)
89. Garth Brooks - $3.8 million (39.29)
91. Trade Adkins - $3.8 million ($44.82)
96. Big & Rich - $3.2 million ($59.20)
99. Dolly Parton - $3 million ($70.38)
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