|Bon Jovi, Spice Girls Top Midyear Touring Chart
The touring landscape may be tough this summer, but Billboard Boxscore's midyear numbers illustrate that many tours have enjoyed significant success already.
And, with major tours underway after the cutoff dates for our midyear charts, more help is coming. The time frame for Billboard's midyear touring charts runs from Nov. 14, 2007, until May 13 of this year, and during that period Bon Jovi ruled the roost. Promoted worldwide by AEG Live, the tour sold out arenas and stadiums in North America and the Pacific Rim during this period, grossing $112.4 million.
"The fact is that [Bon Jovi] are still current musically and have consistently delivered a live show that has very few equals in terms of musicianship, spectacle and gigantic hits," AEG Live CEO Randy Phillips says. "Whatever concerns I had initially that they might have chosen to go back on the road too soon after the last equally successful tour were quickly dispelled by the early public on-sales."
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