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Kenny 's tour raked in $71 million

Kenny Chesney sold $71.1 million worth of tickets in 2009 according to a report released on Dec. 30 by Pollstar, a music industry touring publication. Kenny's tour came in sixth among all genres and at No. 1 among country artists.

U2's tour ranked first overall with $123 million in ticket sales, followed by Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band with $94.5 million. Elton John and Billy Joel's co-headlining tour held the third spot with $88 million, trailed by Britney Spears ($82.5 million), AC/DC ($77.9 million), Kenny, Jonas Brothers ($69.8 million), Dave Matthews Band ($56.9 million), Fleetwood Mac ($54.5 million) and Metallica ($53.4 million).

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