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Old 02-25-2006, 12:00 PM   #106
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Bon Jovi is actually one of the strongest concert attractions on the planet. Stadiums are always played in Europe, and surprisingly, their back to being able to play some stadium shows in the biggest cities in North America, as well as doing strong business on the Arena circuit. Sales of the latest album are not great, but still significantly better than REM's. Believe it are not, Bon Jovi are actually in the top 10, do mainly to their concert selling strength.
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U2, Green Day, and Coldplay are all jostling for number one. REM, the Rolling Stones, and the Red Hot Chili Peppers are the next tier down.
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I reckon the 3 biggest bands in the world at the moment are:

1. Green Day
2. U2
3. Coldplay


Remember, this is not necessarilly the best bands in the word at the moment, but merely the biggest.

So don't start attacking me like they disgracefully attacked John Lennon 40 years ago.....he nerely stated that the Beatles were bigger than Jesus, not better.

(Even though I reckon the Beatles have done much more good for humanity than Jesus ever did, and the Beatlesare so much better than that long deceased chap.)
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I reckon the 3 biggest bands in the world at the moment are:

1. Green Day
2. U2
3. Coldplay


Remember, this is not necessarilly the best bands in the word at the moment, but merely the biggest.

So don't start attacking me like they disgracefully attacked John Lennon 40 years ago.....he nerely stated that the Beatles were bigger than Jesus, not better.

(Even though I reckon the Beatles have done much more good for humanity than Jesus ever did, and the Beatlesare so much better than that long deceased chap.)
Here are the 2005 Gross and Attendance figures for the tours by U2, Green Day and Coldplay.

U2 "Vertigo Tour"

Gross: $294,795,607
Attendance: 3,414,556


Green Day "American Idiot Tour"

Gross: $36,537,583
Attendance: 978,513


Coldplay "X&Y Tour"

Gross: $23,573,443
Attendance: 580,730


Its absurd to even mention Green Day and Coldplay in the same sentence as U2 when talking about who is the biggest. Every U2 show was also a sellout, while Green Day and Coldplay only soldout about half of their shows. Hell, even if you were to combine Green Day's and Coldplay's tour figures for 2005, the Vertigo tour was still 5 times bigger in terms of Gross, and more than twice as big in terms of attendance.
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Here are the 2005 Gross and Attendance figures for the tours by U2, Green Day and Coldplay.

U2 "Vertigo Tour"

Gross: $294,795,607
Attendance: 3,414,556


Green Day "American Idiot Tour"

Gross: $36,537,583
Attendance: 978,513


Coldplay "X&Y Tour"

Gross: $23,573,443
Attendance: 580,730


Its absurd to even mention Green Day and Coldplay in the same sentence as U2 when talking about who is the biggest. Every U2 show was also a sellout, while Green Day and Coldplay only soldout about half of their shows. Hell, even if you were to combine Green Day's and Coldplay's tour figures for 2005, the Vertigo tour was still 5 times bigger in terms of Gross, and more than twice as big in terms of attendance.

Good evidence, but what about the albums sales for each of the band's most recent album. I'm sure they would be a lot closer and it is certainyl something which must be taken into consideration
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