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Rush's Time Machine Tour among bestselling of 2010

Wed, Oct 13, 2010@10:23AM | comments

Rush Time Machine TourLast Friday Pollstar released their list of the 100 top selling concert tours of 2010 (PDF) so far (thanks Scott G). Topping the list was AC/DC with 1,820,962 tickets sold worldwide this year. Rush's Time Machine Tour came in at #33 with a total of 350,342 tickets sold through September 30th. That comes out to an average of 9,220 tickets per show (they played 38 shows in that time frame). Rush's 4 shows in South America this month should boost this number up considerably - likely over 450,000. So their year end ranking will probably be a bit higher. Pollstar also lists Rush's average ticket price so far as being $71.58. I'm still awaiting the specific attendance figures for most shows from Billboard Boxscore, but so far they've only released data for one date; the Toronto show at the Air Canada Centre on July 17th. This show sold out all 12,191 of its seats and netted $1,258,740 CND. Hopefully figures for all the other dates will start to trickle in soon.