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One Direction, Taylor Swift, and Many Others Honored at Billboard Touring Awards!

Billboard held its 10th annual Billboard Touring Awards in association withShell Rotella and hosted by executive producer of The Howard Stern Show, Gary Dell’Abate a.k.a. “Baba Booey”, at the Roosevelt Hotel tonight in New York City. The Awards honored the concert industry’s top artists, venues and professionals for the year, primarily based on the Billboard Boxscore chart and actual box office performance between Oct. 1, 2012 through Sept. 30, 2013.

Bon Jovi took home not only the Top Tour Award, which acknowledges the top grossing tour, but also the Top Draw Award, which recognizes the top ticket selling tour. British boy band One Direction received the Breakthrough Award, and the Concert Marketing & Promotion Award went to The Rolling Stones and Citi for the 50 & Counting Tour. Bon Jovi also received the Eventful Fans’ Choice Award, which is determined by fan “demands” at

The Top Package Award honoring the top-grossing tour with three or more artists on the bill went to the Taylor SwiftRed Tour featuring Ed Sheeran, Joel Crouse, Brett Eldredge, Florida Georgia Line, and Casey James. Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival in Indio, California took home the Top Festival Award again, and Jeff Dunham received the Top Comedy Award for the third year in a row. Billboard’s 2013 Woman of the Year, P!nk took home the Top Boxscore award, while the O2 Arena in London won the Top Arena award.

Among the industry-related awards most of last year’s winners held their reigning titles including, Live Nation as the Top Promoter, C3 Presents as the Top U.S. Independent Promoter and T4F as the Top International Independent Promoter, but this year Creative Artists Agency snagged the award of Top Agency, and Bon Jovi Management won Top Manager.

Additionally, country music icon George Strait was named the 2013 Billboard Legend of Live and President of MAC Presents Marcie Allen received the Humanitarian Award. Vans Warped Tour took home the Hauler of the Decade Award presented by Shell Rotella.

The Billboard Touring Awards reception culminated the two-day sold out Billboard Touring Conference in association with Shell Rotella, held at the Roosevelt Hotel November 13 and 14. The conference united today’s top touring professionals with an incredible roster of speakers including a panel on the Grateful Dead with Electronic DJ/Recording Artist Skrillex and a keynote Q&A with Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters.

Following is a complete list of this year’s Billboard Touring Award winners:

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Taylor Swift Red Tour with Ed Sheeran, and Joel Crouse, Brett Eldredge, Florida Georgia Line, Casey James

One Direction

Jeff Dunham

P!nk – Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne, July 7-Aug. 26


O2 Arena, London

Radio City Music Hall

The Colosseum at Caesars Palace, Vegas

House of Blues, Orlando

The Gorge, George, Washington

Live Nation

C3 Presents


Creative Artists Agency

Bon Jovi Management

The Rolling Stones 50 & Counting Tour/Citi


George Strait


Marcie Allen

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Brad Paisley
Dave Matthews Band
Kenny Chesney
Rascal Flatts
The Rolling Stones
Tim McGraw
Toby Keith

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Jon Bon Jovi Vows Not To Split Band

Bon Jovi frontman Jon Bon Jovi has vowed to keep on rocking into his old age, insisting the band will never break up.

The Livin’ on a Prayer hitmakers formed in 1983 and have become well-known for their lengthy world tours.

Bon Jovi, who turns 50 next year (12), admits the group will be forced to scale back its touring commitments as the rockers age – but he’s promised never to split up the band.

He tells Britain’s Seven Days magazine, “This band is past the point of breaking up or anything silly like that. There’s such a mutual respect. We continue to make Number One records and fill stadiums.

“But will we still be doing 150 shows per tour? I just can’t see it. I don’t know how the hell Mick Jagger does it at 67. That would be the first question I’d ask him. He runs around the stage as much as I do yet he’s got almost 20 years on me.”

Rockers Bon Jovi Score Top-Selling 2010 Tour

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Rockers Bon Jovi are ending 2010 on a high after scoring the year’s (10) top-selling tour.

The band sold a massive $201 million worth of tickets worldwide for The Circle Tour, topping a list of 2010’s highest-grossing concert attractions compiled by Pollstar magazine.
AC/DC came in at number two with $177 million, followed by Irish band U2 at three with $161 million .
Lady Gaga is the only pop act in the top five, earning $134 million from her Monster Ball tour, and the list is rounded out by Metallica with $110 million.
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Other acts to feature in the top 10 include Michael Buble, Sir Paul McCartney and the Eagles.

Bon Jovi’s Tour is Highest Earner of 2010

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Rockers Bon Jovi have grossed $146.5 million from their North American shows in the past 12 months, making them the highest music tour earners of 2010.

The Livin’ on a Prayer hitmakers delighted fans across the U.S. and Canada with The Circle trek earlier this year (10) and subsequently played 69 shows to pull in the massive amount, according to the annual Billboard Boxscore poll.

The stars also topped the tour total rundown in 2008 – and frontman Jon Bon Jovi is delighted with 
theband’s achievement.

He says, “In the industry it means something… all your peers are going to look at it. They’re going to see some kind of year-end charts for everything: albums, singles, touring… You can’t think about it. In order to break records you have to just do it to satisfy the need.”
Irish rockers U2 came in second place with $131.5 million from their 360 Degrees tour, which is running into 2011.

AC/DC, Lady Gaga and the Black Eyed Peas 
make up the rest of the top five.

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Rihanna to Open the 2010 ‘American Music Awards®’ November 21 on ABC

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dick clark productions (dcp) president, Orly Adelson, announced that Rihanna will perform at the 2010 “American Music Awards®,” as the show’s opener for the 38th annual event.  This will mark Rihanna’s fourth time performing on the AMAs as she will join other previously announced acts including Diddy-Dirty Money, Ne-Yo, Bon Jovi, P!nk, Christina AguileraJustin BieberKaty Perry, Ke$ha and Usher. Rihanna is nominated for an AMA in the Soul/Rhythm & Blues category for Favorite Female Artist.  
Additional performers and presenters will be announced in the coming weeks. The show will broadcast live from the NOKIA Theatre L.A. LIVE on SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 21st (8:00-11:00 p.m. ET/PT) on ABC.  Tickets are now on sale (please or call 1-800-542-4466).
AMA producer Larry Klein stated, “We could not be more excited to officially announce one of pop music’s biggest stars to open the celebration at the AMAs. Be sure to tune-in so you don’t miss this surely memorable moment.”
dick clark productions will also air a live red carpet digital pre-show, “Coca-Cola Red Carpet Live! @ the 2010 AMAs,” onNovember 21st at 2:00 PM (PT) / 5:00 PM (ET). The pre-show, featuring hosts Danny GokeyJennette McCurdyLance Bass,Whitney Port and the returning Coca-Cola Correspondent David Lehre, will be available on, and USTREAM.TV.
For the fourth year, winners will be determined by online voting at the official Coca-Cola voting location as well as Artists will be honored in the categories of Pop/Rock, Country, Rap/Hip-Hop, Soul/R&B, Alternative, Adult Contemporary, Latin, Soundtracks and Contemporary Inspirational.  Fans can go to the official homepage of the 2010 “American Music Awards,”, to find performer and presenter announcements, artist information, and more.
Fans can still vote via T-Mobile text-messaging and on for the T-Mobile Breakthrough Artist Award leading up to and during the live show! The final nominees are Justin Bieber, Lady Antebellum, Travie McCoy and Mike Ponser. Go to for more voting details. Message & data rates may apply to text a vote.

MTV Announces Bon Jovi Will receive The First-Ever Global Icon Award At The 2010 MTV EMAs

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MTV will present US rock legends Bon Jovi with the first-ever Global Icon award at the 2010 MTV EMAs, MTV’s global celebration of the world’s biggest music and entertainment stars set to broadcast live from Madrid, Spain on 7th November 2010.
“There’s no question that Bon Jovi has achieved iconic status across the globe and is widely recognized as one of the most beloved and influential rock bands of all time,” said Bruce Gillmer, Executive Vice President, Music and Talent, Programming/Events, MTV Networks International.   “Over the years, MTV and Bon Jovi have given fans an incredible array of amazing and unique experiences and we are thrilled to honor such a seminal act as Bon Jovi with the first-ever MTV EMA Global Icon award.”
Formed in New Jersey in 1983, Jon Bon Jovi, Richie Sambora, David Bryan and Tico Torres have sold in excess of 125 million albums worldwide, performed over 2700 concerts in over 50 countries to 35 million fans and were the number one touring act in the world in 2008. Throughout their career, the band has had numerous number one singles and albums, received multiple awards and is a member of the prestigious UK Music Hall of Fame and the Songwriters Hall of Fame.
Bon Jovi’s breakthrough album Slippery When Wet was released in August 1986, spawned two US number one singles, was named top selling album of the year by Billboard, sold 12 million copies worldwide in its first year of release and went to number one around the world.
Since then, Bon Jovi have become widely known as masters of reinvention and with each subsequent album release, display the ability to tap into ever-changing styles and popularity in music, gathering new generations of fans and remaining at the very top of their game.
In 2009 their 11th studio album ‘The Circle’, debuted at number one on the US Billboard charts and around the globe, and earned the band a Grammy nomination.
Hosted by Eva Longoria, the 2010 MTV EMAs will broadcast live from Madrid on MTV platforms across the globe from Sunday, November 7th, 2010, 21:00 CET, and will feature performances by Katy Perry, Ke$ha, Kid Rock, Kings of LeonLinkin Park, Plan B, and Shakira. Pauly D of MTV’s Jersey ShoreEmily Osment, The Dudesons and Johnny Knoxville will also make appearances. In the U.S., the two-hour show will premiere on MTV2 at 9:00PM ET/PT Sunday, November 7th, and a one-hour special highlighting the 2010 EMAs performances will air on MTV at 9:00PM ET/PT Friday, November 12th
For more information about the 2010 MTV EMAS on MTV2, please go to The 2010 MTV EMAs are sponsored by the new Suzuki Swift, Calvin Klein Jeans and Dell. In the U.S., this year’s show is also sponsored by AT&T, Taco Bell® and 5® REACT™ Gum.
To vote for your favorite EMA artists, please go to
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Bon Jovi Earns #1 Spot on Billboard’s Boxscore Chart for June Residency at London’s O2 Arena

Bon Jovi’s “The Circle Tour” has scored #1 on Billboard’s Boxscore chart for their recent residency at London’s O2 Arena. Promoted by AEG Live, the tour has earned the top-grossing spot for the second time this year on Billboard’s Boxscore chart and the fourth time on Billboard’s Hot Tours chart.
Bon Jovi opened the O2 three years ago, and now the band has come full circle with a stellar twelve show run that began on June 7th and culminated on June 26th, 2010. To launch the 2010 residency, which featured special guest appearances by Kid Rock and Bob Geldof, the band blew the roof off of the O2, treating fans to the first ever performance on top of the venue’s dome, nearly 200 feet above the ground. Throughout the series of concerts at the famed arena, Bon Jovi played a total of 72 unique songs, surpassing their original goal, with selections spanning their entire collection of 11 studio albums.
In advance of the O2 dates, Bon Jovi performed to sold-out crowds during their highly anticipated series of inaugural concerts at New Meadowlands Stadium in the band’s home state of New Jersey on Wednesday, May 26th, Thursday, May 27th, Saturday, May 29th and Friday, July 9th, 2010.
“The Circle Tour” follows in the wake of the release of the band’s 11th studio album, The Circle, which debuted at #1 in numerous countries including the U.S. Globally, the Grammy Award-winning band has sold more than 120 million albums, and performed more than 2,600 concerts in over 50 countries for more than 34 million fans. Bon Jovi’s previous run, the hugely successful 2008 “Lost Highway Tour,” was Billboard’s top-grossing tour of the year and now “The Circle Tour” is following in those footsteps.

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