Dave Matthews, Other HeadCount Bands Meet Their (Big) Numbers

HeadCount supporters the Dave Matthews Band topped the Associated Press's list of the decade's 50 biggest concert tours, selling 11.6 million tickets for $529.1 million ("based on data provided to the trade publication Pollstar by concert promoters and venue managers"). Other top moneymakers include Celine Dion, Kenny Chesney, Bruce Springsteen, and the Rolling Stones.

Phish squeaked onto the list at #49 – between Barbra Streisand and James Taylor – with receipts of $116.7 million from 2.6 million tickets. Phish were off duty for more than half the decade, however, so doubling that figure would have kicked them up to #15, replacing Metallica.

The Dave Matthews Band's Grammy-nominated Big Whiskey and the GrooGrux King also came in at #5 on Apple's list of the best-selling iTunes albums of 2009 (AKA iTunes Rewind 2009). The Kings of Leon, though, topped the albums chart with Only By the Night (right above the Twilight soundtrack album and Lady Gaga) The Kings' "Use Somebody" also rated #10 on the download store's singles list, which was topped by the Black Eyed Peas' "Boom Boom Pow" and Flo Rida's "Right Round," a song I have never heard. And finally, the Fray's The Fray made #7 on the albums list.