Concert ticket sales are feeling the full effect of the volatile state of the economy. Pollstar.com recently announced that key concert industry indicators show a 15% drop in sales – a noticeable decline from sales of years past. Yet while the industry at large is burdened with this shortcoming in sales, a few key artists are still able to bring in the bucks.
Although this summer’s 100 most profitable North American tours prominently feature rock and country acts, both Jay-Z and the Black Eyed Peas rank in the top 20 tours on the list. The B.E.P. are holding steady at number 6 with 464,201 tickets sold, while Hova barely missed the top ten at spot number 12 with 269,564 tickets sold.
Want to know who Jay and the Peas outsold? Click here for a complete list of the top 100 North American tours.