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Bruce Springsteen @ Giants Stadium, July 2008 (more by Eric M. Townsend)
Bruce Springsteen

1. Madonna ($105 million)
2. Celine Dion ($94 million)
3. The Eagles ($73.4 million)
4. Kenny Chesney ($72.2 million)
5. Bon Jovi ($70.4 million)
6. Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band ($69.3 million)
7. Neil Diamond ($59.8 million)
8. Rascal Flatts ($55.8 million)
9. The Police ($48 million)
10. Tina Turner ($47.7 million)
"According to numbers released by concert trade magazine Pollstar, the Material Girl was the year's top concert draw in North America with ticket sales in excess of $105 million. After launching last summer in Wales, her Sticky & Sweet tour hit North America in early October for nearly eight weeks of concert dates. Worldwide the tour actually grossed more than $280 million, making Sticky & Sweet the highest-grossing tour ever by a solo artist." [EOnline]

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Comments (17)

Radiohead's LED Stage Lights > Top 10

Posted by Anonymous | January 2, 2009 10:46 AM

What is a Rascall Flats?

Posted by Anonymous | January 2, 2009 10:54 AM

11. Telepathe

Posted by Anonymous | January 2, 2009 10:54 AM

Rush?

Posted by Anonymous | January 2, 2009 11:04 AM

lol @ 10:54

Posted by Anonymous | January 2, 2009 11:04 AM

I bet AC/DC came pretty close to making that list

Posted by Anonymous | January 2, 2009 11:31 AM

what was gross about that springsteen tour was that ridiculous schmatte steve van zandt wears.

Posted by Anonymous | January 2, 2009 11:37 AM

oye vey 11:37! You're a meshuggenah!

Posted by Anonymous | January 2, 2009 12:00 PM

acdc didnt start their tour until the fourth quarter.

Posted by Anonymous | January 2, 2009 12:00 PM

I think i started out 2008 saying "who the hell are Rascal Flats."

Posted by najork | January 2, 2009 12:01 PM

the masses love shit music

Posted by Anonymous | January 2, 2009 12:55 PM

Kenny f*cking Chesney?

How is it possible for this blowhard to rake in so much dough?

Posted by Anonymous | January 2, 2009 1:03 PM

the masses love shit everything

Posted by Anonymous | January 2, 2009 1:03 PM

12. Goblin Cock

Posted by Anonymous | January 2, 2009 1:39 PM

Chesney is the new Buffett.

Posted by Anonymous | January 2, 2009 1:50 PM

i can not stand anything by madonna.

Posted by Anonymous | January 2, 2009 4:57 PM

I thought the record industry was supposed to be dead. Madonna should be giving her music away and paying people to listen to it. That's more obscene than a crotch shot of the 60-year-old pop diva. Rascall Flats? Who? how a band selling 5 copies make $50 million. There is some serious money to be made in this industry, what the record companies used to do, but honestly. There is good money in promo these days. Alan Freed, where are you?

Posted by damn | March 27, 2009 3:40 AM

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