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Touring Perks Up In Third Quarter

New York (October 27, 2006)--According to Billboard, North American touring recepits have stacked up a bit higher this year through the third quarter, besting the same period in 2005 by 10.5 percent. So far, the touring industry has raked in $1.8 billion, according to the magazine, while attendance has dropped once again, this time falling 1.2 percent.
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New York (October 27, 2006)--According to Billboard, North American touring recepits have stacked up a bit higher this year through the third quarter, besting the same period in 2005 by 10.5 percent. So far, the touring industry has raked in $1.8 billion, according to the magazine, while attendance has dropped once again, this time falling 1.2 percent.

While the industry took a beating in 2004 and rebounded somewhat last year, seeing continuous double-digit increases all three quarters of 2006 so far can only help, though the falling crowd sizes can only point to the continued graying of concert-goers. Indeed, much of the strong numbers this year are bouyed by baby boomer mainstays like The Rolling Stones, U2, Madonna and Bon Jovi, while Barbra Streisand, Eric Clapton and others will be touring throughout the fall, further bolstering that effect.

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