December 30, 2008 / 8:16 AM / 10 years ago

Madonna biggest 2008 North American tour attraction

Madonna performs during the Los Angeles date of her "Sticky and Sweet" tour at Dodgers stadium in Los Angeles, November 6, 2008. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Madonna’s “Sticky & Sweet” concert tour was the biggest-grossing music tour of 2008 in North America, raking in $105.3 million, concert tracking magazine Pollstar said on Monday.

The Material Girl, whose 58-show world tour finished in Brazil last week, was closely followed by another solo diva — Canadian-born Celine Dion, who made $94 million in North America from her first tour since ending an almost five-year residency in Las Vegas a year ago.

Rock veterans The Eagles were third on Pollstar’s list, grossing $73.4 million for their tour to support possibly their last studio album “Long Road out of Eden”.

Country music star Kenny Chesney ($72.2 million) and rock band Bon Jovi ($70.4 million) came in fourth and fifth.

The Top 10 grossing tours of North America were rounded out by Bruce Springsteen and the E street band ($69.3 million), Neil Diamond ($59.8 million), Rascal Flatts ($55.8 million), The Police ($48.0 million) and veteran rocker Tina Turner ($47.7 million).

Pollstar’s Top 10 list did not include global tour earnings for the year.

Reporting by Jill Serjeant, editing by Dan Whitcomb

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