With 2011 more than half over -- and the summer concert season winding down -- Billboard has tallied up the totals for the year's biggest tours so far, and a number of country artists are going strong.
U2 leads the list, with a nearly $175 million gross, with the top five rounded out by Roger Waters ($114 million), Bon Jovi ($107 million), Lady Gaga ($72 million), and Usher ($70 million). And th
Classic rock artists may not get much love on top 40 radio anymore, but that doesn't mean no one's listening to their music. Quite the contrary.
According to Pollstar's mid-year report of worldwide concert grosses, some of the most popular tours of 2011 are being led by older rock acts.
Believe it or not, it's been 20 years since U2 released its landmark album 'Achtung Baby' -- and the band is preparing to celebrate with a newly expanded version.
The band isn't stopping its vault-purging there, either - Rolling Stone reports that there are also plans for a deluxe edition of U2's 'Achtung' follow-up, 'Zooropa,' all part of a wider campaign that will see the songs repackaged in a n