Madonna Tops Finalists for Billboard Touring Awards
Madonna leads the field for the 2006 Billboard Touring Awards with mentions in four categories, including top tour and top draw, respectively awarding the top-grossing and top ticket-selling tour.
The “Confessions Tour” run at the Wembley Arena makes Madonna a finalist in the hotly contested top boxscore category, which goes to the top-grossing single engagement. Also finalists in the top manager category are Madonna’s co-managers Angela Becker and Guy Oseary.
The Billboard Touring Awards are based on actual box-office achievement based on data reported to Billboard Boxscore, as opposed to a popular vote. The period covered by the awards is December of 2005 through September of this year.
The awards will be handed out during the third annual Billboard Touring Conference, on November 9 at the Roosevelt Hotel in new York. Here is the full list of nominees in these four categories, check out more on Billboard.com.
• Top Tour
Bon Jovi, Have A Nice Day
Madonna, Confessions Tour
The Rolling Stones, A Bigger Bang
• Top Draw
The Rolling Stones
• Top Boxscore
Billy Joel at Madison Square Garden, New York
Madonna at Wembley Arena, London
Luis Miguel at Auditorio Nacional, Mexico City
• Top Manager
Angela Becker and Guy Oseary (Madonna)
Front Line Management
RPM Management/Borman Entertainment