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The Top 25 Tours Of 2011 So Far

After the bloodbath of 2010, and the more moderate pain of 2009, the touring industry came into 2011 more than a little gun-shy. As we take stock of the first half of the year, you can almost hear the sigh of relief. Based on numbers reported to Billboard Boxscore, business is solid. (Artists are ranked by total gross earnings, according to Billboard Boxscore, from Nov. 1, 2010 through May 31, 2011.)

The Top 25 Tours of 2010


1

U2

Total Gross: $174,782,003 Number of Shows: 23
Total Attendance: 1,642,282 Number of Sell-Outs: 25
Setlist Essential: "Vertigo"
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Total Gross: $114,431,363 Number of Shows: 69
Total Attendance: 1,005,490 Number of Sell-Outs: 69
Setlist Essential: "The Wall"
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Total Gross: $107,364,741 Number of Shows: 45
Total Attendance: 905,035 Number of Sell-Outs: 45
Setlist Essential: "I'll Be There For You"
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Total Gross: $71,900,434 Number of Shows: 45
Total Attendance: 745,735 Number of Sell-Outs: 43
Setlist Essential: "Telephone"
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Total Gross: $70,105,955 Number of Shows: 70
Total Attendance: 881,998Number of Sell-Outs: 55
Setlist Essential: "Trading Places"
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Total Gross: $48,987,080 Number of Shows: 23
Total Attendance: 280,654 Number of Sell-Outs: 3

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Total Gross: $46,052,472 Number of Shows: 75
Total Attendance: 436,604 Number of Sell-Outs: 5
Setlist Essential: "Amazing Grace"
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Total Gross: $36,839,037 Number of Shows: 33
Total Attendance: 345,546 Number of Sell-Outs: 28
Setlist Essential: "Everything"
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Total Gross: $25,071,077 Number of Shows: 25
Total Attendance: 370,572 Number of Sell-Outs: 19
Setlist Essential: "Somewhere With You"
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Total Gross: $22,846,171 Number of Shows: 19
Total Attendance: 313,005 Number of Sell-Outs: 3
Setlist Essential: "When The Wild Wind Blows"
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Total Gross: $21,916,788 Number of Shows: 26
Total Attendance: 358,230 Number of Sell-Outs: 25
Setlist Essential: "Never Say Never"
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Total Gross: $19,462,428 Number of Shows: 58
Total Attendance: 417,196 Number of Sell-Outs: 17
Setlist Essential: "A Final Dream"
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Total Gross: $18,713,800 Number of Shows: 11
Total Attendance: 129,080 Number of Sell-Outs: 3
Setlist Essential: "America"
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Total Gross: $18,304,663 Number of Shows: 18
Total Attendance: 201,262 Number of Sell-Outs: 16
Setlist Essential: "Crocodile Rock"
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Total Gross: $17,522,372 Number of Shows: 17
Total Attendance: 232,664 Number of Sell-Outs: 6
Setlist Essential: "Twang" - George Strait
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The X Factor Live

Total Gross: $17,355,677 Number of Shows: 46
Total Attendance: 351,315 Number of Sell-Outs: 6
Setlist Essential: "The Clapping Song" - Cher Lloyd
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Total Gross: $17,038,549 Number of Shows: 21
Total Attendance: 183,961 Number of Sell-Outs: 1
Setlist Essential: "Can't Get You Out Of My Head
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Total Gross: $16,770,111 Number of Shows:12
Total Attendance: 155,639 Number of Sell-Outs: 11
Setlist Essential: "Passion" and "Young Turks"
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Total Gross: $16,563,435 Number of Shows: 23
Total Attendance: 233,585 Number of Sell-Outs:11
Setlist Essential: "Papercut"
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Total Gross: $14,712,380 Number of Shows: 9
Total Attendance: 139,639 Number of Sell-Outs: 6
Setlist: Essential: "Purple Rain"
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Total Gross: $14,605,158 Number of Shows: 15
Total Attendance: 105,487 Number of Sell-Outs: 9
Setlist Essential: "Hallelujah"
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Total Gross: $14,067,371 Number of Shows: 8
Total Attendance: 171,102 Number of Sell-Outs: 5
Setlist Essential: "Use Somebody"
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The Pop Festival

Total Gross: $13,516,890 Number of Shows: 6
Total Attendance: 115,550 Number of Sell-Outs: 0
Setlist Essential: "Hey Soul Sister" - Train
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Total Gross: $13,263,780 Number of Shows: 6
Total Attendance: 102,456 Number of Sell-Outs: 6
Setlist Essential: "Master of Puppets"
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Total Gross: $13,103,083 Number of Shows: 19
Total Attendance: 176,722 Number of Sell-Outs: 2
Setlist Essential: "Iron Man"
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