Springsteen, Adele, Jon Bon Jovi Take Home ‘Billboard’ Touring Honors

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The 13th Annual Billboard Touring Awards were held Wednesday night (Nov. 9) with Bruce Springsteen, Coldplay, Justin Bieber, and Adele taking home the top awards of the evening, according to billboard.com. Held at the SLS Hotel in Beverly Hills, the event was hosted by former American Idol host Brian Dunkleman. Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band took home the trophy for Top Tour, while Jon Bon Jovi was honored during the night’s festivities as The Legend of Live.

Bon Jovi has sold over 130 million albums worldwide and performed more than 2,800 concerts in 50 countries for more than 35 million fans. The band has also earned $1 billion in ticket sales, and has the distinction of having a No. 1 album in each of the past three decades and could land another No. 1 debut with the new album, This House is Not For Sale.

Billboard‘s Touring Awards honor the industry’s top achievers in categories including Top Festival, Top Arena, Top Manager and Top Comedy Tour. The winners are based on Billboard’s Boxscore chart data, which tracks gate receipts for concerts, comedy shows and other live events.

Billboard Touring Award Winners: 

Top Tour: Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band The River Tour 

Top Draw: Coldplay 

Top Package: Justin Bieber Purpose Tour feat. Moxie Raia and Post Malone 

Breakthrough: Adele

Top Comedy Tour: Kevin Hart

Top Festival: Coachella 

Top Promoter: Live Nation

Top Independent Promoter (U.S.): Another Planet Entertainment 

Top Independent Promoter (International): SJM Concerts 

Top Agency: Creative Artists Agency  

Top Manager: Maverick Management 

Top Boxscore: Coldplay @ Wembley 

Top Arena: The O2, London 

Top Club: HOB Boston 

Top Amphitheater: BB&T Pavilion, Camden, N.J. 

Top Venue (Under 10,000 seats): Radio City Music Hall 

Top Venue (Under 5,000 Seats): Colosseum at Caesars Palace, Las Vegas

Concert Marketing & Promotion Award: Chance The Rapper 

Golden Circle: Brian Murphy, Goldenvoice/AEG Live 

Humanitarian: Scooter Braun 

Legend Of Live: Bon Jovi 

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