U2, Metallica, AC/DC and Rush were among the big names honored at the 2010 Billboard Touring Awards in New York on Thursday night.
U2 took home “Top Tour” and “Top Draw" awards for their 360 World Tour, based on top-grossing and top ticket-selling tours.
Metallica picked up the “Eventful Fans’ Choice" award, as voted by music fans across the States – essentially, a “Favorite” or “Best Concert Tour Of The Year” prize.
AC/DC snagged the “Top Boxscore" award for its three sellout shows at Sydney's ANZ Stadium.
And, as previously announced (see “AC/DC, Bon Jovi and U2 top 2010 Billboard Touring Awards” here), Canadian icons Rush were honored with the “Legend Of Live” award for their contributions to the industry and commitment to performing.
"With a remarkable body of live work over the years, altering the course of rock music and raising the bar as to what can be done onstage, along with the band's continued commitment to playing live, we think Rush are uniquely deserving of this award," said Ray Waddell, Billboard's executive director of content and programming, touring and live entertainment, when announcing the honor last month. "From the early days in the bars and clubs of Toronto to stadiums, amphitheaters and arenas around the world, Rush have epitomized professionalism and the spirit of live rock 'n roll, and they boast some of the most passionate and loyal fans in rock."
For the full list of winners, check out Billboard here.
Rush – Working Man
Festhalle - Frankfurt, Germany – September 24, 2004