„Billboard Top Draw Touring Award“ für Bruce Springsteen

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Bruce Springsteen wurde am gestrigen Abend (9. November 2012) mit einem „Billboard Top Draw Touring Award“ ausgezeichnet. Billboard.com zeichnete den Künstler für die „Wrecking Ball Tour 2012“ aus.

Bisher begrüsste Bruce Springsteen bei den 75 Konzerten der „Wrecking Ball Tour“ über 2 Millionen Zuschauer. Laut der Veranstalter sollen alleine durch die Ticketverkäufe 191 Millionen Dollar erwirtschaftet worden sein. Die „Wrecking Ball Tour 2012“ begann am 18. März 2012 in Atlanta, GA und wird mit einem Konzert im „Palacio de los Deportes“ in Mexiko City am 10. Dezember 2012 enden.

Bei der gestrigen Feier  im Roosevelt Hotel in New York City wurde ausserdem der amerikanische Countrystar Kenny Chesney mit dem „Billboard Top Package Award“ bedacht.

Die offizielle Pressemeldung vom 9. November 2012:

Kenny Chesney + Bruce Springsteen Win at Billboard Touring Awards

Kenny Chesney and Bruce Springsteen were celebrated for their tour dominance last night at the annual Billboard Touring Awards, held in New York. The Awards are based primarily on numbers reported to Billboard Boxscore.

Chesney was honored with the ‚Top Package‘ Award for the year’s top-grossing tour with three or more artists on the bill (sales of his ‚Brothers of the Sun‘ Tour hit $100 million) and the „Road Warrior“ Award, celebrating uncommon work ethic, professionalism and artistic integrity on the road. The night marked Chesney’s seventh „Top Package“ and ninth Billboard Touring award overall. Chesney also presented Billboard’s Ray Waddell with the „Legend of the Scribe“ award, honoring his 25 years of journalistic excellence in the touring industry and commenting, „we see him as more than a journalist, he’s truly passionate about what he does.“ Chesney will kick off his ‚No Shoes Nation‘ Tour, including 17 stadium dates, on March 16.

„It was ironic that before I came up here they had „Dancing In The Dark“ playing,“ Chesney said. „I have a lot of heroes that have busted down the door for guys like me that help me make music like I make it and tour like I tour, and Bruce is one of those.“

Bruce Springsteen won Billboard’s „Top Draw“ Award, in recognition of the year’s top ticket-selling tour. Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band’s ‚Wrecking Ball‘ world tour continues in the U.S. through December 6 and to date has included several of the longest shows of Springsteen’s career and garnered universal acclaim being called „gigantic“ (Rolling Stone), „thrilling“ (The Atlantic) and „explosive“ (New York Times).

Click here for a photo of Chesney with fellow honoree Neil Diamond and host Sandra Bernhard.

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