Bon Jovi Named World's Highest-Earning Tour Act of 2010: Report

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Bon Jovi was celebrating Monday after being named the most successful live act of 2010, earning $146.5 million from their tours, according to Billboard magazine.

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The rock band made the money between Nov. 20, 2009, and Nov. 28, 2010, by selling 1,591,154 tickets over 69 sell-out gigs in their The Circle tour.

Fans go to the band’s concerts “because they've seen it before and they're willing to spend their disposable dollars," singer Jon Bon Jovi, 48, told the magazine.

The band achieved the same top tour rating in 2008, earning $210 million for the “Lost Highway” tour, suggesting the group is hitting its touring peak 26 years after releasing its debut album.

Jon Bon Jovi added, "It's funny, because there's obviously a part of you that's very proud of it. In the industry it means something; it doesn't mean anything to the public. But in the industry, all your peers are going to look at it.”

Irish band U2, which came second place in the chart, “are paying attention," the singer claimed.

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Pop star Lady GaGa also featured high on the list of 2010's highest earning tour acts, earning $116.2 from her "Monster Ball Tour."

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