New figures from music industry bible Billboard magazine show that U2 had the highest-earning tour of 2011, with £180m from 44 dates on the 360° tour.
Bon Jovi ranked second on the list with £120m from 68 shows.
Take That's Progress tour ranked third with £117m, with Roger Waters fourth with nearly £96m.
The Top 10 according to Billboard:
2) Bon Jovi
3) Take That
4) Roger Waters
5) Taylor Swift
6) Kenny Chesney
8) Lady Gaga
9) Andre Rieu