Top concert tours

Thursday, May 27, 2004

A ranking of artists by average box office gross per city, which includes the average ticket price for shows in North America. The previous week's ranking is in parentheses. The list is based on data provided to the trade publication Pollstar by concert promoters and venue managers.

1. (1) Bette Midler; $1,067,872; $100.10.

2. (2) Rod Stewart; $868,617; $79.74.

3. (New) Shania Twain; $862,702; $63.35.

4. (3) Prince; $859,778; $58.79.

5. (4) Metallica; $819,933; $58.47.

6. (5) Beyonce; $765,140; $68.43.

7. (6) Britney Spears; $761,587; $63.22.

8. (7) Alan Jackson / Martina McBride; $648,740; $57.48.

9. (8) Kenny Chesney; $602,293; $48.53.

10. (9) Aerosmith; $591,609; $61.84.

11. (10) Linkin Park; $411,136; $33.23.

12. (12) David Bowie; $377,346; $55.19.

13. (11) Kelly Clarkson / Clay Aiken; $371,186; $45.05.

14. (13) Sarah Brightman; $331,757; $63.80.

15. (14) Kid Rock; $321,979; $34.11.

16. (15) Yanni; $277,745; $53.35.

17. (New) Yes; $273,721; $51.28.

18. (18) Josh Groban; $251,209; $57.21.

19. (New) Mary J. Blige; $246,082; $55.75.

20. (17) John Mayer; $244,210; $34.16.

-- AP

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