Top 25 Tours of 2010
2010 in Touring: Tough Times on The Road

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Concert attendance may have hit a low and tour cancelations may have been common this summer, but in 2010, many touring bands and soloists still made it work. Rock, pop, country, oldies, international -- artists of all genres hit the road and came back with full pockets to prove it. Watch videos from the year's top 25 tours, and relive your moment in the front row. (Artists are ranked by total gross earnings, according to Billboard Boxscore, from Nov. 22, 2009 through Nov. 20, 2010.)


Total Gross: $146,507,388 Number of Shows: 69
Total Attendance: 1,591,154 Number of Sell-Outs: 69
Setlist Essential: "It's My Life"
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Total Gross: $131,502,369 Number of Shows: 22
Total Attendance: 1,312,784 Number of Sell-Outs: 22
Setlist Essential: "Beautiful Day"
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Total Gross: $122,633,027 Number of Shows: 28
Total Attendance: 1,155,998 Number of Sell-Outs: 19
Setlist Essential: "Back in Black"
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Total Gross: $116,227,987 Number of Shows: 122
Total Attendance: 1,362,993 Number of Sell-Outs: 101
Setlist Essential: "Telephone"
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Total Gross: $81,579,114 Number of Shows: 82
Total Attendance: 1,263,625 Number of Sell-Outs: 82
Setlist Essential: "I Gotta Feeling"
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Total Gross: $62,326,410 Number of Shows: 54
Total Attendance: 693,271 Number of Sell-Outs: 23
Setlist Essential: "Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow?"
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Total Gross: $62,166,344 Number of Shows: 40
Total Attendance: 587,165 Number of Sell-Outs: 12
Setlist Essential: "Life's Been Good" (With Joe Walsh)
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Total Gross: $61,947,556 Number of Shows: 33
Total Attendance: 700,219 Number of Sell-Outs: 13
Setlist Essential: "Fade to Black"
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Total Gross: $61,247,906 Number of Shows: 57
Total Attendance: 1,052,312 Number of Sell-Outs: 25
Setlist Essential: "Crash Into Me"
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Total Gross: $55,760,403 Number of Shows: 21
Total Attendance: 394,186 Number of Sell-Outs: 20
Setlist Essential: "Live and Let Die"
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Total Gross: $52,887,642 Number of Shows: 60
Total Attendance: 650,223 Number of Sell-Outs: 47
Setlist Essential: "Haven't Met You Yet"
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Total Gross: $47,395,108 Number of Shows: 134
Total Attendance: 1,061,120 Number of Sell-Outs: 51
Setlist Essential: "Christmas Canon"
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Total Gross: $44,782,598 Number of Shows: 71
Total Attendance: 880,688 Number of Sell-Outs: 29
Setlist Essential: "Live Like You Were Dying"
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Total Gross: $44,696,605 Number of Shows: 46
Total Attendance: 657,610 Number of Sell-Outs: 16
Setlist Essential: "Free Fallin'"
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Total Gross: $40,312,810 Number of Shows: 47
Total Attendance: 643,168 Number of Sell-Outs: 45
Setlist Essential: "You Belong With Me"
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Total Gross: $39,992,285 Number of Shows: 86
Total Attendance: 444,996 Number of Sell-Outs: 10
Setlist Essential: "The Second Waltz"
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Total Gross: $38,638,839 Number of Shows: 62
Total Attendance: 842,679 Number of Sell-Outs: 32
Setlist Essential: "Tick"
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Total Gross: $36,666,304 Number of Shows:27
Total Attendance: 439,698 Number of Sell-Outs: 13
Setlist Essential: "Troubadour," George Strait
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Total Gross: $35,600,276 Number of Shows: 62
Total Attendance: 739,533 Number of Sell-Outs:57
Setlist Essential: "Baby"
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Total Gross: $35,035,196 Number of Shows: 41
Total Attendance: 497,072 Number of Sell-Outs: 16
Setlist: Essential: "How You Remind Me"
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Total Gross: $33,240,962 Number of Shows: 43
Total Attendance: 658,243 Number of Sell-Outs: 21
Setlist Essential: "Prince Caspian"
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Total Gross: $33,126,226 Number of Shows: 23
Total Attendance: 337,408 Number of Sell-Outs: 13
Setlist Essential: "Party in the U.S.A."
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Total Gross: $31,465,481 Number of Shows: 54
Total Attendance: 630,126 Number of Sell-Outs: 14
Setlist Essential: "What Hurts the Most"
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Total Gross: $29,743,522 Number of Shows: 81
Total Attendance: 608,319 Number of Sell-Outs: 39
Setlist Essential: "Before He Cheats"
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Total Gross: $28,626,366 Number of Shows: 110
Total Attendance: 525,894 Number of Sell-Outs: 45
Setlist Essential: "Sweet Dreams"
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