It’s been a great year for live music around the world with many major artists selling out night after night in a row. It’s also been a year where previous record were broken including a new record for the highest-grossing and most widely-attended tour of all time, U2’s three-year 360° tour.

Billboard in the US have put together a list of the 20 highest earning tours of 2011 with artists ranked by total gross earnings, according to Billboard Boxscore, from Nov. 1, 2010, to Nov. 8, 2011.

Enjoy.

It's been a great year for live music around the world with many major artists selling out night after night in a row. It's also been a year where previous record were broken including a new record for the highest-grossing and most widely-attended tour of all time, U2's three-year 360° tour.

Billboard in the US have put together a list of the 20 highest earning tours of 2011 with artists ranked by total gross earnings, according to Billboard Boxscore, from Nov. 1, 2010, to Nov. 8, 2011.

Enjoy.
20. Iron Maiden
Total Gross: $33,085,671
Total Attendance: 473,285
19. Britney Spears
Total Gross: $37,100,000
Total Attendance: 396,000
18. Journey
Total Gross: $39,069,939
Total Attendance: 688,871
17. NKOTBSB
Total Gross: $40,415,307
Total Attendance: 609,426
16. Glee Live! In Concert!
Total Gross: $40,854,811
Total Attendance: 485,852
15. Justin Bieber
Total Gross: $44,124,922
Total Attendance: 567,544
14. Lil Wayne
Total Gross: $46,300,000
Total Attendance: 712,000
13. Katy Perry
Total Gross: $48,851,454
Total Attendance: 1,002,656
12. Eagles
Total Gross: $49,759,190
Total Attendance: 286,684
11. Michael Bublé
Total Gross: $49,856,921
Total Attendance: 520,242
10. Sade
Total Gross: $53,178,550
Total Attendance: 588,693
9. André Rieu
Total Gross: $67,104,756<
Total Attendance: 657,757
8. Lady Gaga
Total Gross: $71,900,434
Total Attendance: 745,735
7. Usher
Total Gross: $74,954,681
Total Attendance: 922,327
6. Kenny Chesney
Total Gross: $84,576,917
Total Attendance: 1,160,132
5. Taylor Swift
Total Gross: $97,368,416
Total Attendance: 1,356,720
4. Roger Waters
Total Gross: $149,904,965
Total Attendance: 1,362,993
3. Take That
Total Gross: $185,175,360
Total Attendance: 1,806,473
2. Bon Jovi
Total Gross: $192,947,951
Total Attendance: 1,851,385
1. U2
Total Gross: $293,281,487
Total Attendance: 2,887,972

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