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Wednesday, December 29, 2010; 10:15 PM

Top 2010 rock tours

The numbers are in and this year's highest-grossing tours belong to rock veterans Bon Jovi, Roger Waters, AC/DC and U2, Pollstar reports.

The concert tracker estimates that New Jersey's own Bon Jovi came in first, making a whopping $201 million in 80 national and international concerts this year.

The Australian band AC/DC came in second, performing 40 shows worldwide, making $177 million in sales. Pink Floyd's legendary Roger Waters, 67, came in second to Bon Jovi in North American concert sales, grossing $90 million.

Irish rock band U2's international 360 Degree Tour came in third, with $160.9 million. The Dave Matthews Band took the third spot stateside, with $72.9 million.

Though these are staggering figures in spite of the sluggish economy, overall concert sales fell about 10 percent from last year. The only number that actually went up: ticket prices. But concertgoers can look forward to extra pocket change in 2011; promoters reportedly will lower ticket prices to increase sales.

Leguizamo set to 'Klown'

Comedian John Leguizamo ("Moulin Rouge," "Romeo + Juliet") is heading back to Broadway with the autobiographical "Ghetto Klown," the Associated Press reports.

"Ghetto Klown" is based on the Hollywood beginnings of Leguizamo, 46.

The one-man show will be directed by Fisher Stevens and will preview in Chicago during February, running officially for 12 weeks at New York City's Lyceum Theater in March.

The Golden Globe-nominated comedian won an Emmy for his 1998 Broadway monologue, "Freak."

Jackson 'autopsy' decried

Executors of the estate of Michael Jackson demanded Wednesday that the Discovery Channel ditch plans to air a show that purports to reenact the autopsy of the dead pop star, the Associated Press reports.

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