Billboard recently released their end of year report of the top touring acts of 2011 and there were some huge winners and some big losers. Who’s on the list probably won’t surprise you but the amount they earned is sure to give you a heart attack.

Remember this list next time you hear one of these artists complain about falling album sales because live music and touring is continuing to break new records. Check out number 10 on the next slide.

Billboard recently released their end of year report of the top touring acts of 2011 and there were some huge winners and some big losers. Who's on the list probably won't surprise you but the amount they earned is sure to give you a heart attack.

Remember this list next time you hear one of these artists complain about falling album sales because live music and touring is continuing to break new records. Check out number 10 on the next slide.
10. Sade – $50 million
9. Andre Rieu – $67 million
8. Lady Gaga – $72 million
7. Usher – $75 million
6. Kenny Chesney – $84.6 million
5. Taylor Swift – $97.3 million
4. Roger Waters – $150 million
3. Take That – $185 million
2. Bon Jovi – $193 million
1. U2 – $293.3 million

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