U2 dominate

Rock acts including U2, Metallica and AC/DC were the toast of the Billboard Touring Awards in New York on Thursday, taking the night’s top prizes.

The Irish band’s 360 Degree trek was named Top Tour and Top Draw at the ceremony, while AC/DC’s show at the Anz Stadium in Sydney, Australia in February this year took the Top Boxscore honour. Metallica landed the Eventful Fans’ Choice, while Canadian rockers Rush were crowned Legend Of Live.

Pop acts were also honoured at the prize-giving, with Lady Gaga receiving the Breakthrough trophy, while the ‘Poker Face’ hitmaker’s Monster Ball tour scored an award for Concert Marketing & Promotion. Britain’s Download Festival was named Top Festival, while London’s O2 Arena was picked out as Top Arena.