Classic Acts steal Box Office in 2002 
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Written by AVRev.com   
Tuesday, 14 January 2003

Paul McCartney, The Rolling Stones and Cher are just some of classic acts playing today who’s concert ticket sales made 2002 the fourth year in a row to break ticket sales records earning the industry $2.1 billion up from $1.75 billion in 2001.

McCartney had the highest grossing tour bringing in $103 million with the average fan paying $130 per ticket to see McCartney who hadn’t toured in about ten years.

The Rolling Stones took second place with $88 million and average ticket price $119 per ticket.

And in her said, last tour, Cher came in third with $74 million followed by the Billy Joel and Elton John concerts which brought in $65 million and The Dave Mathews Band with $60 million.

Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band, Aerosmith, Creed, Neil Diamond and The Eagles were also in the top ten.

Creed and The Dave Mathews Band were the only non-veteran acts that were in the top ten grossing acts of 2002.








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