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U2 tops this week's Hot Tours ranking with the first boxscore totals reported for their massive "360" tour" which kicked off in Barcelona's Camp Nou on June 30th. With six total sold-out shows from the first three stadiums on the tour, the band grossed more than $55.8 million. The group's top take comes from Paris with over $20.9 million earned at the Stade De France. A total of 186,544 tickets were sold for both performances. The "360" Tour will be playing European stadiums through August before kicking off North American dates in September.

Bruce Springsteen and Madonna both make a huge impact on this week's Hot Tours chart with European dates of their own. Springsteen has grosses from five venue reports this week with performances in Germany, Austria, Denmark and Ireland. Since the beginning of June, his "Working on a Dream" tour has grossed $44 million with 460,504 tickets sold. Madonna is back with the first 2009 dates of her "Sticky & Sweet" tour that kicked off in August of 2008. Since its inception, "Sticky & Sweet" has garnered more than $288 million at the box office.

Rank Artist/Event
Total Gross
Show Dates
Show Venue/City (Shows/Sellouts)
Total Attendance (Capacity)
1 U2
$55,897,056
June 30-July 12
Camp Nou, Barcelona (2/2)
Stadio San Siro, Milan (2/2)
Stade De France, Paris (2/2)
522,405 (522,405)
2 BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN & THE E STREET BAND
$24,344,556
July 2-12
Olympiastadion, Munich (1/0)
Commerzbank-Arena, Frankfurt (1/1)
Ernst Happel Stadion, Vienna (1/0)
MCH Outdoor Arena, Herning, Denmark (1/1)
RDS Arena, Dublin (2/2)
248,540 (257,412)
3 MADONNA
$18,197,512
July 4-11
O2 Arena, London (2/2)
Manchester Evening News Arena, Manchester, U.K. (1/1)
Palais Omnisports Bercy, Paris (1/1)
Werchter Festival Park, Werchter, Belgium (1/1)
125,161 (125,161)
4 AMERICAN IDOLS LIVE
$3,485,297
July 5-12
Rose Garden, Portland (1/0)
Tacoma Dome, Tacoma, Wash. (1/0)
General Motors Place, Vancouver (1/0)
ARCO Arena, Sacramento (1/0)
Oracle Arena, Oakland (1/0)
HP Pavilion, San Jose (1/0)
55,613 (70,102)
5 IL DIVO
$2,687,627
July 1-11
Fox Theatre, Atlanta (1/1)
Borgata Casino, Atlantic City (1/1)
Wolstein Center, Cleveland (1/0)
Rosemont Theatre, Rosemont, Ill. (1/1)
Xcel Energy Center, St. Paul (1/1)
Fox Theatre, St. Louis (1/0)
Sprint Center (1/0)
31,472 (33,815)
6 GREEN DAY
$1,363,920
July 10-13
Fargodome, Fargo, N.D. (1/0)
Target Center, Minneapolis (1/0)
United Center, Chicago (1/1)
29,721 (36,060)
7 RASCAL FLATTS
$784,886
July 11
Darien Lake Performing Arts Center, Darien Center, N.Y. (1/0)
17,387 (20,983)
8 CROSBY, STILLS & NASH
$696,131
July 1-10
Royal Albert Hall, London (1/1)
Manchester Evening News Arena, Manchester, U.K. (1/0)
8,931 (9,144)
9 DANE COOK
$620,000
June 26
Amway Arena, Orlando (1/0)
9,669 (17,634)
10 BRAD PAISLEY
$540,491
July 10
DTE Energy Music Center, Clarkston, Mich. (1/1)
15,059 (15,059)