METALLICA's Trek With GODSMACK No. 7 Most Successful Tour Of The Year

METALLICA's tour with GODSMACK grossed around $22 million in the first half of 2004 to land at No. 7 on the list of the 10 most successful tours so far this year, according to Billboard. METALLICA might have grossed even more had they not taken several breaks from the road to spend time with their families.

The top earner was David Bowie, whose A Reality Tour grossed $45.4 million over 82 shows, according to MTV.com. Since the figures reflect shows between November 19, 2003, and May 18, 2004, Bowie's numbers were not affected by last month's cancellation of the last 10 days of his European tour.

Top-grossing tours of 2004, according to Billboard:

01. DAVID BOWIE ($45.4 million)
02. BETTE MIDLER ($40 million)
03. SIMON & GARFUNKEL ($36 million)
04. SHANIA TWAIN ($34 million)
05. PRINCE ($26 million)
06. ROD STEWART ($25 million)
07. METALLICA ($22 million)
08. BEYONCE/ALICIA KEYS/MISSY ELLIOTT ($19 million)
09. BRITNEY SPEARS ($19 million)
10. GEORGE STRAIT ($16 million)

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