(CBS/AP) LOS ANGELES - Which musicians had the top-grossing concert tour of 2011? Here's a hint: "No Line on the Horizon."
That's right, perennially popular Irish rockers U2 were again the top touring band in the world in 2011, repeating the group's globe-topping haul from 2009, according to trade magazine Pollstar.
The band brought in $231.9 million in 34 shows, narrowly beating out British boy band Take That, which took in $224 million after reuniting with its popular front man, Robbie Williams.
U2's 2009 concerts took in $311 million worldwide.
New Jersey rockers Bon Jovi took third place, grossing $148.8 million during the year. Rounding out the top five were Taylor Swift ($104.2 million) and Roger Waters ($103.6 million).
Globally, the top 25 tours of 2011 reaped in $2.1 billion, about the same as last year.
North American gross ticket sales from the Top 25 tours took in $1.19 billion, down about 4 percent from a year ago.
Pollstar editor in chief Gary Bongiovanni said concert promoter Live Nation's efforts to cut down on money-losing shows likely resulted in the decline.