As record companies fight the bloody war of attrition against dying CD sales, concert tickets are still healthy, according to Billboard. About 20.4 million people headed to the country’s finest stadiums and theme park arenas in the first half of the year, generating about a billion dollars in sales. The problem is apparently topping 2006, when a bunch of rock and pop dinosaurs like U2 and Bon Jovi lumbered out onto America’s highways and byways, generating huge numbers. But c’mon, even Krusty the Clown new the real money was in the T-shirt sales.
Road Work Paying Off, But Doesn’t Match ’06 Record [Yahoo via Reuters]