Bon Jovi, AC/DC, U2 top earners of 2010

Rock band frontman Bon Jovi’s show The Circle was the highest-earning tour of 2010, grossing $201.1 million worldwide, according to music trade publication Pollstar.

Australian rock band AC/DC landed the second spot for the second consecutive year. Ticket sales from their recent tour amounted to $177 million.

U2, which was the top worldwide act in 2009, came in at third place, with ticket sales totalling $160.9 million.

Lady Gaga followed in fourth place and Metallica at number five.

Gaga, notorious for her capturing and flamboyant outfits, earned $133.6 million from her tour. But the Poker Face singer worked harder than any other musician in the top 10, where she performed in 138 shows.

On the other hand, Bon Jovi played 80 shows, AC/DC performed 40 shows and U2 played 32.

In sixth place was Michael Buble's tour taking $104.2 million

The educational family show Walking with Dinosaurs took $104.1 million, earning one place ahead of Paul McCartney at number seven. McCartney’s tour takings totalled $93 million.

At number nine were the Eagles with ticket sales totalling $92.3 million, while ex-Pink Floyd frontman Roger Waters was in 10th place with $89.5 million.

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