Here are the finalists for the 2006 Billboard Touring Awards, to be presented Nov. 9 at New York's Roosevelt Hotel.

Here are the finalists for the 2006 Billboard Touring Awards, to be presented Nov. 9 at New York's Roosevelt Hotel. The event caps the third annual Billboard Touring Conference.

TOP TOUR
Bon Jovi, Have A Nice Day
Madonna, Confessions
The Rolling Stones, A Bigger Bang

TOP DRAW
Bon Jovi
Madonna
The Rolling Stones

TOP PACKAGE
Kenny Chesney with Dierks Bentley, Sugarland/Carrie Underwood/Jake Owen
Def Leppard/Journey with Stoll Vaughn
Rascal Flatts with Gary Allan and Jason Aldean

TOP BOXSCORE
Billy Joel at Madison Square Garden, New York
Madonna at Wembley Arena, London
Luis Miguel at Auditorio Nacional, Mexico City

BREAKTHROUGH ACT
Nickelback
Brad Paisley
Shakira

TOP ARENA
Madison Square Garden, New York
TD Banknorth Garden, Boston
Wachovia Center, Philadelphia

TOP COMEDY TOUR
Larry the Cable Guy
Jerry Seinfeld
Ron White

TOP SMALL VENUE (Resident)
Colosseum at Caesars Palace, Las Vegas

TOP SMALL VENUE (Under 10,000 seats, Non-Resident)
Auditorio Nacional, Mexico City
Fox Theatre, Atlanta
Gibson Amphitheatre, Universal City, Calif.

TOP CLUB
House Of Blues, Anaheim, Calif.
House Of Blues, Atlantic City, N.J.
House Of Blues, Chicago

TOP AMPHITHEATER
Nikon at Jones Beach Theatre, Wantagh, N.Y.
PNC Bank Arts Center, Holmdel, N.J.
Tweeter Center at the Waterfront, Camden, N.J.

TOP FESTIVAL
Austin City Limits Music Festival, Austin, Texas
Bonnaroo Music Festival, Manchester, Tenn.
Lollapalooza, Chicago

TOP MANAGER
Angela Becker and Guy Oseary (Madonna)
Front Line Management
Paul Korzilius for BJM (Bon Jovi)
RPM Management/Borman Entertainment

TOP AGENCY
Creative Artists Agency
Monterey Peninsula Artists/Paradigm
William Morris Agency

TOP PROMOTER
AEG Live
HOB Concerts
Live Nation

TOP INDEPENDENT PROMOTER
Gillett Entertainment Group
Jam Productions
Outback Concerts

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