Bon Jovi Named Billbaords Top Touring Act of 2010!
(New York, NY – December 14, 2010) -- The year-end results are in and Bon Jovi has again been named the #1 worldwide touring act of 2010, according to Billboard. The iconic band has scored the top-grossing spot for the second time in just three years, an achievement that only Bon Jovi, The Rolling Stones and The Grateful Dead have earned. Previously, the band’s “Lost Highway Tour” was named the #1 tour of 2008. Nearing three decades of an incredible career, Bon Jovi shows no sign of slowing down. Their recent Greatest Hits collection debuted atop charts around the world and the band will continue their series of live dates well into 2011.
Bon Jovi’s “The Circle Tour,” which began in February 2010, sold out stadiums and arenas around the world to the tune of 1.5 million fans in attendance and grossed more than $146 million. The U.S., Canadian, and UK legs of the tour were promoted by AEG Live and included four sold-out shows to inaugurate New Meadowlands Stadium; a 12-night sold-out residency at London’s 02 Arena; and multiple-night stands in several other major cities.
As Jon Bon Jovi explained to Billboard “we've had five albums in this decade, we've toured every one, and people came back every time. It says something for the band and the production and the performance that people feel they're getting their money's worth, especially in this economic downturn...History speaks for itself. Numbers don't lie."
Bon Jovi’s top-grossing world tour dates have been promoted by AEG Live in the U.S., Canada, and the UK. Additional promoters around the world include Water Brothers (Rock n' Rio Madrid, Peru, Costa Rica), Bob Reiche (Royal Beach Festival Holland), Gérard Drouot Productions (France), Live Nation (select U.S. markets), Time for Fun (Brazil, Argentina, Chile), and Ocesa (Mexico).
The band is currently closing out 2010 with dates in Japan (Udo Artists), New Zealand and Australia (Dainty Consolidated Entertainment) and will return to the road in February 2011 with dates in the U.S., Canada and throughout Europe. Tickets are on sale now and additional concerts in New York, Chicago, Toronto, Montreal, Pittsburgh, and Dublin have already been added, due to popular demand (full itinerary at BonJovi.com/Tour).
Bon Jovi Greatest Hits (Island Def Jam Music Group) recently debuted at #1 around the world and on the Billboard European Chart, with the band’s three-decade-spanning retrospective charting higher and selling more copies in its first week than their 1994 Cross Road release, which has sold more than 21 million copies to date. Bon Jovi Greatest Hits debuted in the Top 5 in over 20 markets around the world—including the U.S., where it is the #1 charting rock release—as well as the UK, Germany, Norway, Spain, Switzerland, Austria, Holland, New Zealand, Argentina and Korea. The album entered the charts at #1 in Japan, Canada, Australia, Ireland, Sweden, Portugal, and Mexico. Bon Jovi Greatest Hits - The Ultimate Collection includes the brand new song and latest hit single, "What Do You Got?," which is also one of the four brand new tracks —“What Do You Got?,” “The More Things Change,” “No Apologies,” and “This Is Love, This Is Life”— that were written and recorded specifically for inclusion in this compilation.
Globally, the Grammy® Award-winning band has sold more than 120 million albums, and performed more than 2,700 concerts in over 50 countries for more than 35 million fans. For more information on all things Bon Jovi, visit www.BonJovi.com.