Monday, November 14, 2011


For the second year in a row, U2 has won Top Tour and Top Draw at the Billboard Touring Awards.

The ceremony was held last night at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York and is based on Billboard Boxscores from October 1, 2010 to September 30, 2011. Host for the evening was former MTV VJ Matt Pinfield.

Other veteran artists taking home awards were Bon Jovi (Eventful Fans' Choice Award) and Journey (Legend of Live).

The full list of winners:

Tour - U2, 360
Draw - U2
Package - Kenny Chesney's Goin' Coastal Tour, with Zac Brown Band, Uncle Kracker, Billy Currington
Breakthrough - Jason Aldean
Comedy Tour - Jeff Dunham
Boxscore - Take That, Wembley Stadium, London. 6/30 - 7/9
Promoter - Live Nation Entertainment
Independent Promoter (U.S.) - C3 Presents, Austin
Independent Promoter (International) - SJM Concerts, London
Manager - Front Line Management Group
Agency - William Morris Endeavor Entertainment
Festival - Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. Indio, Calif.
Amphitheater - Comcast Center, Mansfield, Mass.
Arena - O2 Arena, London
Venue Under 10,000 Seats - Radio City Music Hall, New York
Venue Under 5,000 Seats - The Colosseum at Caesars Palace, Las Vegas
Club (based on attendance) - 9:30 Club, Washington, D.C.
Concert Marketing & Promotion Award - Taylor Swift Speak Now World Tour 2011 sponsored by Covergirl
Apple Award - Perry Farrell
Humanitarian Award - Coran Capshaw
Legend of Live - Journey
Eventful Fans' Choice Award - Bon Jovi

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