By Gerry Plaza They never announced they disbanded. They only said they went separate ways. Bu t their 2007 reunion tour dispels common notion that they have been forgotten. The Police posted the highest-grossing concert tour for 2007, raking in $132 million in the United States and $212 m illion worldwide. The tour is still ongoing, with the Latin American l eg ended earlier this month. The tour will restart on Jan. 17 in New Zealand. The trio of Sting, Andy Summers, and Steward Copeland, had a US take way above the runner-up in the Pollste r list. Country star Kenny Chesney figured $71 million in his own tour, which is nearly half of the 80s New Wave rockers' earnings. It was a year of stellar reunions, including the successful comebacks of
Genesis and 2007 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inducte
e Van Halen, which both packed arenas as if the 80s were not o
ver. The North American tour of the three-man band, composed of Phil Co
llins, Mike Rutherford, and Tony Banks, earned $47.6 million, while its international concert gross reached $129 mi
llion, considered the second best behind The Police.
Van Halen, meanwhile, registered $57 million in earnings for its US tour.
By Gerry Plaza It was Josh Groban's scintillating voice and the spirit of Chr istmas that made the phenomenon. Now Billboard Magazine makes it offic ial. Groban's "Noel" is 2007's top selling album after staying at f our weeks on top of Hot 200 Album Chart, the only Christmas al bum to reach that milestone. Groban broke Elvis Presley's reco rd for a Christmas album, when the latter's "Elvis' Christmas Album" also stayed on top of the Billboard album chart in 1957 for four weeks, albeit non-consecutively, Billboard reported. Billboard cited Nielsen SoundScan data in its report that "Noe l" sold 669,000 copies in the week ended December 16 running to a 2.77-million total, eclipsing the soundtrack of "High School Musical 2" as the year's best-selling album.
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