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U2, AC/DC, Springsteen Top Tour Earners

The cost of keeping the massive 360o tour on the road ate up a good bit of the take, but U2 easily took the top spot in tour earnings over the past 12 months, taking in $130 million to best the AC/DC Black Ice world tour total take by more than $15 million.  Bruce Springsteen was the other Rock act in the top 5 on the annual list compiled by Forbes.  To date, 2010 has not been a year to celebrate for most musicians as the sluggish economy has hurt concert attendance for most acts and venues. (story)
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