Who Had the Highest-Grossing Concert Tour of 2010?

From oldies (Bon Jovi!) to newbies (Bieber!), take a look at which tours had everyone facing the music this year

While the concert business took a hit in 2010 (ticket sales dropped an estimated 12 percent from last year), some artists totally rocked it out on the road.

The Los Angeles Times reported the figures from Pollstar about which acts made the biggest impact touring this year, and it's a veritable mix of tried-and-true legends with hot up-and-comers.

Bragging rights for the highest-grossing concert tour of 2010 goes to none other than Bon Jovi, whose globe-spanning live shows helped them haul in more than $200 million ($108.2 million of which came from touring the U.S. alone)! Following close behind Bon Jovi were fellow 80's icons AC/DC at $177 million.

Bono's back problems didn't hinder U2 from having a hot year, as they came in third grossing $160.9 million. The unstoppable Lady Gaga finished #4 with $133.6 million in sales and hard rockers Metallica rounded out the top 5 after raking in more than $110 million.

Those weren't the only impressive numbers to come back from Pollstar regarding 2010's biggest tours though. Fans of the Dave Matthews Band made sure to catch the group jam out before taking a hiatus in 2011, as they sold 1.27 million tickets in North America (helping them bring in $72.9 million).

After DMB and Bon Jovi came pop sensation Justin Bieber, who sold roughly 987,000 tickets to screaming teens in the U.S. Meanwhile, John Mayer moved 894,000 tickets (with a final estimation of $49.9 million in sales) and 880,000 fans came out to see Brad Paisley.

However, living legends were the ones who seemed to make the biggest impact on the touring business this year. Roger Waters brought "The Wall" on the road much to the delight of Pink Floyd fans around the world, who shelled out $89.5 million to hear the classics.

Paul McCartney, always a big draw for the generation-spanning Beatles fans, averaged $3.86 million per night and had the 6th biggest North American tour of 2010 (the 42-show tour pulled in $61.8 million).

Also filling the seats in venues everywhere were Michael Bublé (who grossed $65.7 million), the Eagles ($64.5 million) and the Black Eyed Peas ($50.5 million).

Which bands/artists did you see in concert in 2010? Chime in below!

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