U2 is in the running for a few honors next week at the 2011 Billboard Touring Awards. The U2 360 tour is one of three finalists for both the Top Tour and Top Draw awards. The first is based on gross sales and the second is based on attendance. In both cases, U2's competition is Bon Jovi and Take That. U2's concerts last April in Sao Paulo are in the running for Top Boxscore, which honors the highest-grossing single concert engagements. Principle Management is a finalist for the Top Manager award.
The awards will be announced next Thursday, November 10th at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York City.
The U2 360 tour already won Top Tour and Top Draw at the 2010 Billboard Touring Awards. U2 didn't win those awards in 2009, but the band's shows at Croke Park that year were named Top Boxscore.