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    U2 Tops 2009 Tour List Over Boss, Elton, Britney

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    That little band from Dublin posted another stellar year of ticket sales, with U2's box-office take totaling $123 million, according to the concert-sales gurus at Pollstar. Taking the top spot wasn't even much of a competition, with Bono and the boys besting the Boss by around $30 million. Rounding out the top 10 after Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band were Elton John/Billy Joel, Britney Spears, AC/DC, Kenny Chesney, Jonas Brothers, Dave Matthews Band, Fleetwood Mac and Metallica. And despite the down economy, grosses for 2009 were reportedly up over the previous year. Rock on.

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    With 2009 sales "Stronger," maybe Kanye West shouldn't have canceled his tour after all.