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Biggest Money Making Tours

From: KSLU
Series: Rock School
Length: 59:00

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Money, money, money, money! The best way for artists to bring in the dough today is to take the show on the road. This week we follow our Highest Attended Concert episode with the tours and concerts that brought in the most money in rock history. Read the full description.

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Money, money, money, money!  The best way for artists to bring in the dough today is to take the show on the road.  This week we follow our Highest Attended Concert episode with the tours and concerts that brought in the most money in rock history.

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Piece Description

Money, money, money, money!  The best way for artists to bring in the dough today is to take the show on the road.  This week we follow our Highest Attended Concert episode with the tours and concerts that brought in the most money in rock history.

Musical Works

Title Artist Album Label Year Length
Jet Wings Band on the Run. Capitol 1973 04:13
Abacab Genesis Abacab. Atlantic 1981 04:10
The Dogs of War Pink Floyd A Momentary Lapse of Reason. Capitol 1987 06:03
Prove It All Night Bruce Springsteen Darkness on the Edge of Town. Sony 1978 04:01
You Give Love a Bad Name Bon Jovi Slippery When Wet . Island / Mercury 1986 03:43
Life In The Fast Lane Eagles Hotel California . Elektra/Asylum 1976 04:46
Spirits in the Material World The Police Ghost in the Machine. A&M 1981 02:59
You Shook Me All Night Long AC/DC Back in Black . Sony 1980 03:30
New Year's Day U2 War . Island 1983 05:35

Additional Credits

Beth West

Related Website

http://kslu.org/rock_school/index.php