I’ve been waiting for this report! Top box office acts for 2009 tours followed last year trends of oldies acts. U2, Madonna, Springsteen, AC/DC and Fleetwood Mac were the top touring acts in 2009 according to Billboard.
According to Billboard, U2 had $300-million+ for its 44 venue 360 tour. Madonna had $222-million for Sticky & Sweet tour. Bruce Springsteen, $156-million and AC/DC, $135-million.
P!nk, who toured her butt off and Twitter-ed about it, placed five with $102-million.
Jonas Brothers came in with $73-million.
Miley Cyrus didn’t place in the top 10, being topped by Kenny Chesney, Fleetwood Mac, Coldplay, Dave Matthews Band and Dutch violinist/composer Andre Rieu (don’t ask me). Yet Cyrus came in first for the Thanksgiving holidays, netting more than $6-million from Nov. 24 to Dec. 2. That was Charolette, N.C.; Nashville, Tenn.; Columbia, S. Car.; Atlanta, Tampa and Miami.
For those who didn’t believe Cyrus makes $1-million per show, in the Mick Jagger league, do the math, as Hilary Duff said.