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Highest Grossing Concert Tours

Each year, Billboard assembles rankings of where the money is going in the music industry. Although industry revenues have declined in recent years, live performances still continue to reliably pad the pockets of popular entertainers. With concert tours stretching around the world, live shows offer a unique experience that cannot be downloaded.

It’s also an experience for which fans were willing to shell out almost $4 billion worldwide last year, up 13 percent over 2007, according to Billboard. In North America, the average per-show box office gross was up 18 percent, with average per-show attendance up 6.3 percent. So, who made the most at the box office in the last year? Click ahead to find out!

By Paul ToscanoPosted 3 Feb 2009

Photo Courtesy: Unai Goikoetxeta