Kenny Chesney Takes Top Tour Revenue

Kenny Chesney Concert tourKenny Chesney shows his pirate plundering skill as he rakes in highest concert revenue for all country artists in the first 6 months of 2008.

Kenny Chesney’s Poets and Pirates tour is the leading country tour in the U.S. for the first six months of the year with Rascal Flatts the only other country artist in the top 10, according to Pollstar. Bon Jovi leads the pack with a $56.3 million gross with an average ticket price of $87.98. Chesney enjoyed a gross of $35.3 million with an average price of $75.28.

Rascal Flatts was eighth at $215.4 million on ticket prices of $64.57.

Also in the top 100 were:
11. Keith Urban and Carrie Underwood’s joint tour – $18.5 million (tickets averaged $55.89)
13. George Strait – $18 million ($64.06)
19. The Eagles – $15.8 million ($130.93)
27. Carrie Underwood – $12.3 million (($48.10)
36. Larry the Cable Guy – $9.5 million ($44.39)
37. Brad Paisley – $9.4 million ($41.21)
40. Rowdy Frynds with Lynyrd Skynyrd/Hank Williams Jr. -$8.5 million ($59.48)
49. Reba McEntire/Kelly Clarkson – $7.5 million ($53.78);
65. Robert Plant and Alison Krauss – $5.4 million ($56.52)
76. Brooks & Dunn/Alan Jackson – $4.5 million ($92.77)
84. Blue Rodeo – $4.2 million ($43.93)
88. Martina McBride – $3.9 million ($51.88)
89. Garth Brooks – $3.8 million (39.29)
91. Trace Adkins – $3.8 million ($44.82)
96. Big & Rich – $3.2 million ($59.20)
99. Dolly Parton – $3 million ($70.38)Country Music Photo Gallery

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