Jim Shelley & Book Of Kills

The American Music Scene Is A Mess

You want to see how pathetic American music (at least on a national level) is right now? This is (I think) the top 20 concert tours for the year thus far with last week's results included. The second figure after each name is the average ticket price for a show. Here's the list:

1. Justin Timberlake; $2,115,081; $114.98.

2. George Strait; $1,596,184; $91.20.

3. Paul Simon/Sting; $1,467,002; $130.59.

4. Elton John; $1,444,960; $112.87.

5. Cher; $1,141,916; $93.31.

6. Jason Aldean; $619,396; $52.31.

7. Kings Of Leon; $538,383; $55.20.

8. Imagine Dragons; $485,121; $38.41.

9. Lady Antebellum; $436,999; $59.60.

10. Demi Lovato; $408,186; $46.49.

11. Jeff Dunham; $275,859; $44.62.

12. Darius Rucker; $237,592; $42.92.

13. Brantley Gilbert; $220,739; $30.84.

14. Jim Gaffigan; $203,616; $46.28.

15. The Moody Blues; $190,333; $78.53.

16. The Band Perry; $170,821; $38.08.

17. "Winter Jam"/Newsboys/Lecrae; $164,492; $13.59.

18. Justin Moore; $143,680; $33.13.

19. John Legend; $132,680; $65.80.

20. Ron White; $127,832; $52.48.