Top U.S. Concert Tours of 2004

Am I the only one who finds this year’s list of the top 20 U.S. concert tours so fascinating?  Number one is Phil Collins…PHIL COLLINS! Followed by Sting, Bette Midler, Metallica, Barry Manilow and the list goes on. Metallica is sandwiched between Bette Midler and Barry Manilow. That’s very humorous to me.  Bette Midler’s average ticket price was $99.62.  The Beastie Boys’ (#11) average ticket price was $38.22 while Yanni’s (#12) was $67.92.  No way people are spending nearly double to see Yanni over the Beastie Boys!  Did Yanni ever have a hit album entitled “Hello Nasty”?  I think not.