The Police Top Grossing Tour of 2007

The Police at MSG (08/01/07)
Stewart Copeland and The Police at MSG

In a down year for concerts, The Police are the top grossing act.

The top 20 tours generated $996 million, down 15.6 percent from the year before, according to preliminary data issued on Friday by Pollstar, which covers the concert business. The previous low was $951.1 million in 2004, when Prince and Madonna topped the box office, it said.

The comeback tour by Anglo-American rock trio the Police was the top draw this year with ticket sales of $131.9 million, followed by country star Kenny Chesney with $71.1 million, and pop singer Justin Timberlake with $70.6 million. [Reuters]