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  Top 40 Grossing North American Tours of 2001. 


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Last week we reported the Top 10 grossing International concerts of 2001 according to Amusement Business. (see article) This week Pollstar magazine released the list of Top 40 grossing concerts in North America.  

The Top 10 between the two list are pretty consistent with the exception AC/DC who was reported as the No 10 grossing artist internationally in the Amusement Business report but judging by the Pollstar numbers that honor belongs to Neil Diamond whose North American receipts are higher than the international gross for AC/DC. 

Here are the Top Grossing North American Tours according to Pollstar. 

1. U2 -- $109.7 million (80 shows)
2. ‘N Sync (news - web sites) -- $86.8 million (43 shows)
3. Backstreet Boys (news - web sites) -- $82.1 million (98 shows)
4. Dave Matthews Band -- $60.5 million (51 shows)
5. Elton John/Billy Joel -- $57.2 million (31 shows)
6. Madonna (news - web sites) -- $54.7 million (28 shows)
7. Aerosmith (news - web sites) -- $49.3 million (64 shows)
8. Janet Jackson -- $42.1 million (57 shows)
9. Eric Clapton -- $38.8 million (46 shows)
10. Neil Diamond -- $35.4 million (46 shows)
11. Matchbox Twenty -- $28.4 million (89 shows)
12. Rod Stewart -- $27.2 million (66 shows)
13. Jimmy Buffett -- $26.9 million (32 shows)
14. Andrea Bocelli (news - web sites) -- $26.8 million (15 shows)
15. “Ozzfest 2001” -- $26.4 million (31 shows)
16. Sade -- $26.2 million (41 shows)
17. Tim McGraw -- $24.9 million (45 shows)
18. Britney Spears -- $23.7 million (31 shows)
19. James Taylor -- $23.0 million (61 shows)
20. Tool -- $20.4 million (63 shows)
21. AC/DC -- $18.9 million (34 shows)
22. Barenaked Ladies (news - web sites) -- $17.1 million (74 shows)
23. Destiny’s Child -- $17.0 million (59 shows)
24. Brooks & Dunn -- $16.6 million (63 shows)
25. Depeche Mode (news - web sites) -- $16.2 million (40 shows)
26. Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers -- $14.4 million (31shows)
27. Stevie Nicks -- $14.1 million (38 shows)
28. Elton John -- $13.3 million (19 shows)
29. John Mellencamp -- $13.2 million (33 shows)
30. Michael Flatley’s “Feet of Flames” -- $13.1 million (21shows)
31. Blink-182 -- $13.0 million (63 shows)
32. Journey -- $12.7 million (61 shows)
33. Bon Jovi -- $12.5 million (32 shows)
34. “Warped Tour” -- $12.4 million (46 shows)
35. Bob Dylan -- $12.3 million (58 shows)
36. Widespread Panic -- $12.3 million (77 shows)
37. Sting -- $11.8 million (27 shows)
38. Phil Lesh and Friends -- $11.6 million (74 shows)
39. Jerry Seinfeld -- $11.5 million (62 shows)
40. Luciano Pavarotti (news - web sites) -- $11.4 million (11 shows)