The pop and rock group Bon Jovi is the top-grossing worldwide through its concerts held this year, with a total of 201.1 million dollars.

As reported by the specialized website Pollstar, the band from New Jersey got more than half of that amount on American soil, from which $ 108.2 million.

In the number two appears the rock band AC / DC, with ticket sales worth $ 177 million, followed by U2 (160,900,000) Lady Gaga (133.6 million) and Metallica (110.1 million).

In the United States Bon Jovi leads the standings ahead of Roger Waters, who with his new staging of "The Wall" has signed for second place with $ 89.5 million, followed by Dave Matthews Band, with 72.9 million. The list is completed by Canadian Michael Bublé (65.7 million) and The Eagles (64.5 million).

However, the economic crisis is still groping in the industry as the top 50 tours took place in North America reported revenue of U.S. $ 1,690 million, up 15 percent from 2009, when the figure touched 2,000 million dollars.

Worldwide revenues reached U.S. $ 2,930 million, up 12 percent from last year which came to 3,340 million dollars.

The only increase was registered by Pollstar in ticket prices worldwide, which has increased by about four percent over last year.