u2 100209 U2 Tops Forbes List Of Top Earning BandsIrish rockers [lastfm]U2[/lastfm] are the world’s top-earning musicians, according to Forbes. The magazine estimates that [lastfm]Bono[/lastfm] and company netted $130 million on last year’s world tour alone, where they sold more than 1.3 million tickets at close to $100 a pop.

U2, who have been performing together for over three decades, aren’t the only antiquated act on the list.

“Nearly half of the artists that make up this year’s list of the top-earning music acts have been around long enough that they could have appeared on the soundtrack to Back to the Future,” states an article on Forbes.com.

Heavy hitters [lastfm]AC/DC[/lastfm] came in second on this year’s list, earning around $114 million from their world tour. [lastfm]Beyonc√©[/lastfm] claimed the number three spot, with [lastfm]Bruce Springsteen[/lastfm] and the [lastfm]E Street Band[/lastfm] taking number four and [lastfm]Britney Spears[/lastfm] snatching number five.

[lastfm]Madonna[/lastfm], [lastfm]Lady Gaga[/lastfm] and [lastfm]Jay-Z[/lastfm] also landed spots in the top 10.

Music News Service distributed by Triton Media Group. Copyright © 2010 RTTNEWS. All Rights Reserved.

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