Who knew there were awards for best tour?? Well, guess what there are!
A a big CONGRATS goes to Taylor Swift, U2, Perry Farrell, and Kenny Chesney, who were among the night's biggest winners at the 8th annual Billboard Touring Awards in New York.
U2 took home the "Legend of Live" award, honoring their 38 years of touring. Um, excuse us, 38 years?!? Holy shiz!!
They were also awards with the Top Tour and Top Draw awards, which acknowledged the band's top grossing and ticket selling tours for their 360° Tour.
Swifty received the Concert Marketing & Promotion award for her 2011 Speak Now tou, while Farrell received the inaugural Apple Award.
We think Taylor needs an award just for all those amazing covers she did every night!
To see the list of all the winners from the evening, click AFTER THE JUMP!
THE 2011 BILLBOARD TOURING AWARD WINNERS:
TOP TOUR - U2, 360
TOP DRAW - U2
TOP PACKAGE - Kenny Chesney's Goin' Coastal Tour, with Zac Brown Band, Uncle Kracker, Billy Currington
BREAKTHROUGH - Jason Aldean
TOP COMEDY TOUR - Jeff Dunham
TOP BOXSCORE - Take That, Wembley Stadium, London. 6/30 - 7/9
TOP PROMOTER - Live Nation Entertainment
TOP INDEPENDENT PROMOTER (U.S.) - C3 Presents, Austin
TOP INDEPENDENT PROMOTER (International) - SJM Concerts, London
TOP MANAGER — Front Line Management Group
TOP AGENCY - William Morris Endeavor Entertainment
TOP FESTIVAL - Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. Indio, Calif.
TOP AMPHITHEATER - Comcast Center, Mansfield, Mass.
TOP ARENA - O2 Arena, London
TOP VENUE UNDER 10,000 SEATS - Radio City Music Hall, New York
TOP VENUE UNDER 5,000 SEATS - The Colosseum at Caesars Palace, Las Vegas
TOP CLUB (based on attendance) - 9:30 Club, Washington, D.C.
CONCERT MARKETING & PROMOTION AWARD - Taylor Swift Speak Now World Tour 2011 sponsored by Covergirl
APPLE AWARD - Perry Farrell
HUMANITARIAN AWARD - Coran Capshaw
LEGEND OF LIVE - Journey
EVENTFUL FANS' CHOICE AWARD - Bon Jovi
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