The Police reunion is 2007's top concert tour grosser
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.
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