: KISS & The Boss beat out 'N Sync, Spears and Backstreet Boys.

7-07-00 4:00 PM PST antiGUY
Rock is not dead, at least at concert venues this year. Pollstar released the mid season numbers for concert sales for 2000. 

According to Allstar News, veteran rockers like Bruce Springsteen, Tina Turner, KISS, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young left the current crop of mega-selling pop stars in their dust. 

Bruce is still the Boss. He pulled in $45.2 million from 38 shows with 738,131 fans in attendance.  Tina Turner is close behind with $42.7 million for 49 shows on her "Farewell" tour. Tunrer just inched ahead of Crosby, Stills Nash & Young who grossed $42.1 million for 40 shows attended by 551,337 fans. 

KISS blew away the competition in the number of tickets sold. They played for 802,510 people on their farewell tour dates for the first half of this year.  The grease painted rock hero's played 66 shows and grossed $39 million. 

What about all these top selling pop groups we keep hearing about? 'N Sync was the only one of this bunch to crack the Top 5 by grossing $30 million.  The Backstreet Boys follow with $25.8 million and Ricky Martin pulled in a cool $22.9 million. Rounding out the Top 10 was the Red Hot Chili Peppers with $17.7 million in gross concert sales. Britney Spears and her famous belly button came in at no. 12 with $14.7 million beating out no. 13, Korn by $1 million.