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Billboard will honor the industry’s top artists, venues and professionals of the year at the annual Billboard Touring Awards reception. These awards are based primarily on the Billboard Boxscore chart, recognizing true box office success and industry achievement between October 1, 2014 – September 30, 2015.
 
Billboard also gives out its Legend of Live Award to a concert business professional who has made a significant and lasting impact on the touring business as well as its Humanitarian Award that recognizes philanthropic efforts within the touring industry, during this reception. Past Legend of Live Award recipients include: Journey, Rolling Stones producer Michael Cohl, Cellar Door Concerts founder Jack Boyle, Sir Elton John, pioneering agent Frank Barsalona, the Allman Brothers Band, Ozzy Osbourne, and Rush. Past Humanitarian Award recipients include: The Dave Matthews Band, Music Rising, Live Earth producer/CEO Kevin Wall, Jon Bon Jovi/Philadelphia Soul Foundation, Warped tour founder Kevin Lyman, Jack Johnson and Coran Capshaw.
Other key awards include the Concert Marketing & Promotion Award, the Creative Content Award and the Eventful Fans’ Choice Award.
 
Complete list of 2015 Touring Awards Finalists: 
 
TOP TOUR
·     One Direction, On The Road Again Tour
·     The Rolling Stones, Zip Code Tour
·     Taylor Swift, 1989 Tour
 
TOP DRAW
·     Kenny Chesney 
·     One Direction
·     Taylor Swift   
 
TOP PACKAGE
·     Enrique Iglesias & Pitbull feat. J. Balvin
·     Florida Georgia Line feat. Thomas Rhett, Frankie Ballard
·     Kenny Chesney’s Big Revival tour feat. Jake Owen, Chase Rice, Jason Aldean, Eric Church, Brantley Gilbert, Old Dominion, Miranda Lambert
·     Luke Bryan’s Kick the Dust Up tour feat. Florida Georgia Line, Randy Houser, Dustin Lynch, Thomas Rhett
 
BREAKTHROUGH
·     5 Seconds of Summer
·     Ed Sheeran
·     Eric Church
 
TOP COMEDY TOUR
·     Jeff Dunham
·     Kevin Hart
·     Russell Peters 
 
TOP BOXSCORE
·     Grateful Dead – Levi’s Stadium, Santa Clara, Calif. – June 27-28
·     Grateful Dead – Soldier Field, Chicago – July 3-5
·     U2 – Madison Square Garden – July 18-31 
 
TOP FESTIVAL
·     Austin City Limits Music Festival, Austin, Texas, produced by C3 Presents
·     Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, Indio, Calif., produced by Goldenvoice Entertainment
·     Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival, San Francisco, produced by Superfly and Another Planet Entertainment 
 
TOP ARENA
·     Madison Square Garden, New York City
·     Manchester Arena, Manchester, England
·     O2 Arena, London
 
TOP VENUE – UNDER 10,000 SEATS
·     Auditorio Nacional, Mexico City
·     The Axis at Planet Hollywood, Las Vegas
·     Radio City Music Hall, New York City
 
TOP VENUE – UNDER 5,000 SEATS
·     The Colosseum at Caesars Palace, Las Vegas
·     Fox Theatre, Atlanta
·     Durham Performing Arts Center, Durham, N.C.
 
TOP CLUB – RANKED BY ATTENDANCE
·     9:30 Club, Washington, D.C.
·     House of Blues Boston
·     House of Blues Orlando
 
TOP AMPHITHEATER
·     DTE Energy Music Theatre, Clarkston, Michigan
·     The Gorge, George, Washington
·     Susquehanna Bank Center, Camden, N.J.
 
TOP MANAGER
·     13 Management
·     Maverick Management
·     Modest! Management
 
TOP AGENCY
·     Artist Group International
·     Creative Artists Agency
·     William Morris Endeavor Entertainment
 
TOP PROMOTER
·     AEG Live
·     Live Nation Entertainment
·     OCESA  
 
TOP INDEPENDENT PROMOTER (U.S.)
·     Another Planet Entertainment, San Francisco
·     Jam Productions, Chicago
·     Nederlander Concerts, Los Angeles 
 
TOP INDEPENDENT PROMOTER (INTERNATIONAL)
·     Evenko, Montreal
·     Frontier Touring, Australia
·     SJM Concerts, Manchester, U.K.
 
Check out the press release here
2014 Touring Award Winners