The Pagemeister Posted December 15, 2007 Share Posted December 15, 2007 The Police 'Walking on the Moon' tour soars to top of concert chart The Police reunion tour has hit No. 1 on Billboard Magazine's list of the top-grossing concert tours of 2007, raking in more than $212 million US. The statistics, from Billboard Boxscore, were released on Friday as the latest issue of the music magazine hit the stands. Boxscore cut off tallying around Nov. 13, so profits are still rising for certain tours still on the road. From left, Sting, Stewart Copeland and Andy Summers of The Police take a bow after performing at the Grammy Awards in February. Their reunion tour has so far, taken in $212 million US. (Kevin Winter/Getty Images) The Police — comprising singer Sting, guitarist Andy Summers and drummer Stewart Copeland — kicked off their reunion tour in Vancouver last May. The band sold out their concerts in North America and Europe while also playing at festivals. The Police, with hit singles such as Walking on the Moon, Every Breath You Take, Message in a Bottle, Don't Stand So Close to Me and Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic, split in 1984. Coming in behind The Police was another band from the past. Genesis's Turn It On Again tour of 46 shows grossed $129 million US, while Justin Timberlake's tour rounded out the Top 3 with $126.8 million US. Completing the top 10 are: Kenny Chesney ($72.1 million) Rod Stewart ($70 million) Cirque Du Soleil's Delirium ($59.4 million) Roger Waters ($53.2 million) Tim McGraw/Faith Hill ($52.3 million) Christina Aguilera ($48.1 million) Rascal Flatts ($41.6 million) The report noted a downturn in overall attendance at concerts compared with 2006, which broke many records and saw the likes of The Rolling Stones, Madonna, U2 and Barbra Streisand hitting the top of the concert chart. "A 19.2 per cent decrease in attendance is very disturbing," Randy Phillips of concert organizer AEG Live told Billboard. "It reflects that the consumers are not really supporting breaking and mid-level talent." Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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