NEW YORK (
) -- Bon Jovi is a hot search topic today after Pollstar said that the rock band had the highest-selling 2010 concert tour, beating out AC/DC and U2.
The group that is known for such songs as
Livin' on a Prayer
brought in $201.1 million from 80 concerts worldwide this year. AC/DC took in $177 million in 40 appearances while U2 garnered $160.9 million in 32 shows, Pollstar said.
Concert sales for the top 50 tours were down 12% worldwide this year due to an overall economic weakness.
Live Nation Entertainment
was forced to discount tickets and cancel shows. In November, CEO Michael Rapino told analysts that next year the company will continue to cut prices and costs.
Airfare hikes is a popular search topic today as airlines look to increase their profits by raising fares rather than fees.
Many airlines, including
, recently increased its round-trip flights by $20, according to price movement data from FareCompare.com.
As the cost of fuel rises and demand for travel decreases, carriers are likely hiking prices to boost average revenue per passenger.
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