The Police reunion tour was the big winner at the fourth annual Billboard Touring Awards, held tonight (Nov. 15) at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York.
The global trek by the Police, produced by TNA International, took home awards for top tour and top draw, which recognize the top-grossing tour and the top ticket-selling tour, respectively. Additionally, Kathy Schenker Management, management company for the Police tour, was named top manager.
The Billboard Touring Awards honor the industry’s top artists, venues and professionals for the year, based on the Billboard Boxscore chart. They are determined by actual box office performance from Jan. 1, 2007, to Sept. 30, 2007. The awards reception wrapped the 2007 Billboard Touring Conference.
Other artist awards went to the Kenny Chesney Flip Flop Summer tour (with Sugarland, Pat Green, Brooks & Dunn and Sara Evans), which captured top package for the third straight year, and Justin Timberlake, who was named breakthrough artist on the strength of his FutureSex LoveShow tour.
TOP TOUR: The Police
TOP DRAW: The Police
BREAKTHROUGH: Justin Timberlake