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It's incredible that Taylor Swift grossed nearly $100 million on the road this year.
More incredible still, she didn't come close to having the top-grossing tour of the year. In fact, she finished fifth, and Kenny Chesney's $84.6 million on-road receipts for 2011 put him at sixth on Billboard's Boxscore list of top-grossing tours of the year.
Turns out veteran Irish rock band U2 pulled in nearly $300 million for the top spot, and Jennifer Nettles' "Who Says You Can't Go Home" duet partner Jon Bon Jovi led his rock band to second place, by bringing in $193 million.
Third place goes to British boy band Take That with $185 million in receipts, and British rocker Roger Waters, a founding member of Pink Floyd, grossed $150 million in 2011, good for fourth place.
There are no country acts between spots No. 6 and No. 24, where we find Jason Aldean, with nearly $28 million grossed on the road. Right behind him at No. 25 is Toby Keith at just over $27 million made in concert in 2011.