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, 2011 – September 30, 2012.
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.
Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band, Wrecking Ball
Roger Waters, The Wall Live- WINNER
Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band - WINNER
TOP COMEDY TOUR
Flight of the Conchords
Jeff Dunham - WINNER
Brothers of the Sun, featuring Kenny Chesney, Tim McGraw, Grace Potter & the Nocturnals, and Jake Owen - WINNER
My Kinda Party, featuring Jason Aldean with Luke Bryan, Lauren Alaina/Rachel Farley, DeeJay Silver
Speak Now, featuring Taylor Swift with Needtobreathe, Hunter Hayes, Danny Gokey, etc.
The Black Keys
Lady Antebellum - WINNER
Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, Indio, Calif., April 13-22 - WINNER
Lollapalooza, Chicago, Aug. 3-5
Roger Waters, Estadio River Plate, Buenos Aires, March 7-20
Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival - WINNER
Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival, San Francisco
O2 Arena, London - WINNER
Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne
Staples Center, Los Angeles
TOP VENUE - UNDER 10,000 SEATS
Auditorio Nacional, Mexico City
NOKIA Theatre L.A. Live, Los Angeles
Radio City Music Hall, New York - WINNER
TOP VENUE - UNDER 5,000 SEATS
Beacon Theatre, New York
The Colosseum at Caesars Palace, Las Vegas - WINNER
Fox Theatre, Atlanta
9:30 Club, Washington, D.C. - WINNER
The Fillmore, San Francisco
House Of Blues Houston
Comcast Center, Mansfield, Mass.
Nikon at Jones Beach Theater, Wantagh, N.Y. - WINNER
Susquehanna Bank Center, Camden, N.J.
Live Nation Entertainment - WINNER
T4F/Time For Fun
TOP INDEPENDENT PROMOTER (International)
Evenpro/Water Brother (South America)
T4F (South America) - WINNER
TOP INDEPENDENT PROMOTER (U.S.)
Another Planet Entertainment
C3 Presents - WINNER
Creative Artists Agency
William Morris Endeavor Entertainment - WINNER
Jon Landau Management (Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band)
MFM/Mark Fenwick (Roger Waters) - WINNER
Guy Oseary (Madonna)
CONCERT MARKETING & PROMOTION AWARD
Linkin Park/Honda Civic
Tim McGraw/Pennzoil - WINNER
Zac Brown Band/Jack Daniel's
The Apollo Theater
CREATIVE CONTENT AWARD
Michael Jackson Immortal by Cirque du Soleil
THE EVENTFUL FANS' CHOICE AWARD
THE ROAD WARRIOR AWARD PRESENTED BY SHELL ROTELLA
LEGEND OF LIVE
For a list of 2011 winners, click HERE.