According to Billboard, the top three grossing concert tours for the first half of 2009 belong to Madonna, Tina Turner, and Britney Spears, while Celine Dion and The Pussycat Dolls also rank in the top 25. Grrl Power is alive and well!
Granted, the bulk of the chart is dominated by all-male groups like AC/DC, Metallica, Coldplay, Iron Maiden, Nickelback, Oasis and the Eagles (along with dudes like Bruce Springsteen, Billy Joel, Elton J0hn, Lil Wayne, Kenny Chesney and Neil Young.) But the women h0ld the top three spots.
Why are the girls kicking the boys’ butts? I imagine it’s because the folks who shell out their hard earned money for a concert ticket are looking for a SHOW. You know you’re going to get dance moves and costume changes when you see Madonna, Tina or Britney. No wonder they’re tours have grossed $85 million, $80 million, and $62 million, respectively, so far this year.
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