Monday, November 7, 2011

Bon Jovi and U2 take on Take That in Billboard Touring Awards

Email this story Printable version Billboard magazine has announced their finalists for the 2011 Billboard Touring Awards and they are looking very much like last year's list. Both Bon Jovi and U2 repeat as nominees in the Top Tour and Top Draw categories, going up against British giants Take That (last year, they were up against AC/DC). U2 took the award in both categories. The awards are based on box office figures from October 1, 2010 to September 30, 2011 and will be given out November 10 at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York. Billboard's Ray Waddell said "To a large degree, the touring industry rebounded this year, and the tours, venues, companies and events that are finalists for the 2011 Billboard Touring Awards are examples of the types of shows that worked. The wide range of success shown by the finalists proves superstars are still superstars, artist development is still happening, and fans still love the live concert experience." The nominees in the artist categories: Top Tour Bon Jovi, The Circle Take That, Progress Live U2, 360 Top Draw Bon Jovi Take That U2 Top Package (Tours with three or more acts) Kenny Chesney's Goin' Coastal tour, with Zac Brown Band, Uncle Kracker, Billy Currington Taylor Swift's Speak Now tour, with Needtobreathe, Danny Gokey, Frankie Ballard, others Usher's OMG tour, with Miguel, Trey Songz, others Breakthrough Jason Aldean Katy Perry Rihanna Top Comedy Tour Jeff Dunham Peter Kay Robin Williams Top Boxscore (single stand at a single venue) Take That, Wembley Stadium, London - June 30-July 9 Take That - City of Manchester (U.K.) Stadium - June 3-12 U2 - Estádio do Morumbi, São Paulo, Brazil - April 9-13 Top Festival Austin City Limits Music Festival, Austin, TX Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, Indio, CA Lollapalooza, Chicago, IL The Inaugural Apple Recipient Perry Farrell Legend of Live Journey To be in with a chance of winning 1000 CDs including rare, signed and promotional copies simply 'like' our Award Winning facebook page here! And double your chances by following us on Twitter Follow @MusicNewsWeb For all DVD, Blu-Ray and other film related prizes visit our sister site competitions page here. Good luck!