Kenny Chesney, Police Among Top Touring Acts

Kenny Chesney and the Police are the only acts to sell more than 1 million concert tickets in the U.S. during 2007, according to year-end figures released by Pollstar, a magazine geared to the concert industry. Chesney, however, is the only act to achieve the distinction for two consecutive years. With gross revenues of $133.2 million, the Police were the top-earning touring act of the year, followed by Chesney with $71.1 million. Also making the list of top earners were Justin Timberlake ($70.6 million), Celine Dion ($65.3 million), Van Halen ($56.7 million) and Tim McGraw and Faith Hill ($52.3 million). Other country-related acts and their tour grosses include Rascal Flatts ($41.5 million), Bon Jovi ($41.4 million), Miley Cyrus ($36 million), Jimmy Buffett ($35.6 million) and Toby Keith ($34.3 million).