Thursday, December 9


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Concert attendance may have hit a low and tour cancelations may have been common this summer, but in 2010, many touring bands and soloists still made it work. Rock, pop, country, oldies, international -- artists of all genres hit the road and came back with full pockets to prove it. Watch videos from the year's top 25 tours, and relive your moment in the front row. (Artists are ranked by total gross earnings, according to Billboard Boxscore, from Nov. 22, 2009 through Nov. 20, 2010.)

Total Gross: $146,507,388      Number of Shows: 69
Total Attendance: 1,591,154  Number of Sell-Outs: 69

Setlist Essential: "It's My Life"
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Total Gross: $131,502,369      Number of Shows: 22
Total Attendance: 1,312,784  Number of Sell-Outs: 22

Setlist Essential: "Beautiful Day"
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Total Gross: $122,633,027      Number of Shows: 28
Total Attendance: 1,155,998  Number of Sell-Outs: 19

Setlist Essential: "Back in Black"
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Total Gross: $116,227,987      Number of Shows: 122
Total Attendance: 1,362,993  Number of Sell-Outs: 101

Setlist Essential: "Telephone"
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Total Gross: $81,579,114      Number of Shows: 82
Total Attendance: 1,263,625  Number of Sell-Outs: 82

Setlist Essential: "I Gotta Feeling"
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Total Gross: $62,326,410     Number of Shows: 54
Total Attendance: 693,271  Number of Sell-Outs: 23

Setlist Essential: "Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow?"
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Total Gross: $62,166,344       Number of Shows: 40
Total Attendance: 587,165  Number of Sell-Outs: 12

Setlist Essential: "Life's Been Good" (With Joe Walsh)
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Total Gross: $61,947,556     Number of Shows: 33
Total Attendance: 700,219  Number of Sell-Outs: 13

Setlist Essential: "Fade to Black"
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Total Gross: $61,247,906     Number of Shows: 57
Total Attendance: 1,052,312  Number of Sell-Outs: 25

Setlist Essential: "Crash Into Me"
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Total Gross: $55,760,403       Number of Shows: 21
Total Attendance: 394,186  Number of Sell-Outs: 20

Setlist Essential: "Live and Let Die"
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Total Gross: $52,887,642       Number of Shows: 60
Total Attendance: 650,223  Number of Sell-Outs: 47

Setlist Essential: "Haven't Met You Yet" 
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Total Gross: $47,395,108       Number of Shows: 134
Total Attendance: 1,061,120  Number of Sell-Outs: 51

Setlist Essential: "Christmas Canon"
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Total Gross: $44,782,598        Number of Shows: 71
Total Attendance: 880,688  Number of Sell-Outs: 29

Setlist Essential: "Live Like You Were Dying"
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Total Gross: $44,696,605     Number of Shows: 46
Total Attendance: 657,610  Number of Sell-Outs: 16

Setlist Essential: "Free Fallin'"

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Total Gross: $40,312,810     Number of Shows: 47
Total Attendance: 643,168  Number of Sell-Outs: 45

Setlist Essential: "You Belong With Me"
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Total Gross: $39,992,285     Number of Shows: 86
Total Attendance: 444,996  Number of Sell-Outs: 10

Setlist Essential: "The Second Waltz"
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Total Gross: $38,638,839    Number of Shows: 62
Total Attendance: 842,679  Number of Sell-Outs: 32

Setlist Essential: "Tick"
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Total Gross: $36,666,304      Number of Shows:27
Total Attendance: 439,698  Number of Sell-Outs: 13

Setlist Essential: "Troubadour," George Strait
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Total Gross: $35,600,276        Number of Shows: 62
Total Attendance: 739,533  Number of Sell-Outs:57

Setlist Essential: "Baby"
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Total Gross: $35,035,196     Number of Shows: 41
Total Attendance: 497,072  Number of Sell-Outs: 16

Setlist: Essential: "How You Remind Me"
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Total Gross: $33,240,962        Number of Shows: 43
Total Attendance: 658,243  Number of Sell-Outs: 21

Setlist Essential: "Prince Caspian"
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Total Gross: $33,126,226     Number of Shows: 23
Total Attendance: 337,408  Number of Sell-Outs: 13

Setlist Essential: "Party in the U.S.A."
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Total Gross: $31,465,481     Number of Shows: 54
Total Attendance: 630,126  Number of Sell-Outs: 14

Setlist Essential: "What Hurts the Most"
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Total Gross: $29,743,522     Number of Shows: 81
Total Attendance: 608,319  Number of Sell-Outs: 39

Setlist Essential: "Before He Cheats"
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Total Gross: $28,626,366     Number of Shows: 110
Total Attendance: 525,894  Number of Sell-Outs: 45

Setlist Essential: "Sweet Dreams"
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