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U2, Eagles, Elton John, Journey among nominees for 30th annual "Pollstar" Awards

Danny North; Ben Gibson/Rocket EntertainmentU2, The Eagles, Elton John, Journey and Def Leppard are among the nominees for the 30th annual Pollstar Awards, given out by Pollstar, the trade publication for the concert industry.

U2 is nominated in the Major Tour of the Year and Best Rock Tour categories, while The Eagles and, jointly, Journey and Def Leppard are in the running for the latter honor. Also vying are Foo Fighters, Metallica, Panic! At the Disco and Imagine Dragons.

In the Best Residency category, Elton John's Las Vegas residency, Billy Joel's monthly concerts at Madison Square Garden in New York City and Bruce Springsteen's autobiographical Broadway show are among the nominees.

The nominees for the Best Touring Musician award include Elton John; new Fleetwood Mac guitarist Mike Campbell, formerly of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers; new Eagles touring member Vince Gill; Billy Joel multi-instrumentalist Mark Rivera; and singer/guitarist John Mayer, for his work as a member of Dead & Company.

The nominated artists in the Best Soft Ticket Act category are 10,000 Maniacs, Air Supply, America, Donny & Marie, Earth Wind & Fire and Nitty Gritty Dirt Band. A soft ticket act is an artist that generally performs on bills with multiple artists rather than being a headliner.

The awards, voted on by a panel of more than 2,000 live entertainment professionals, will be handed out February 13 in Los Angeles, at the end of the annual Pollstar Live! conference.

Here is the full list of nominees in the aforementioned categories:

Major Tour of the Year
Ed Sheeran -- ÷ Tour
Taylor Swift -- Reputation Tour
Bruno Mars -- 24K Magic World Tour
Beyoncé & Jay-Z -- On The Run II Tour
Drake -- Aubrey & The Three Migos Tour

Best Rock Tour
Foo Fighters -- Concrete and Gold Tour 2018
Panic! At the Disco -- Pray for the Wicked Tour
Metallica -- WorldWired Tour
Imagine Dragons -- ?VOLVE World Tour
Def Leppard/Journey -- Def Leppard & Journey Tour
Eagles -- An Evening with The Eagles

Best Residency
Billy Joel -- Madison Square Garden Arena
Bruce Springsteen -- Walter Kerr Theatre
Celine Dion -- Colosseum at Caesars Palace
Elton John -- Colosseum at Caesars Palace
Jennifer Lopez -- Zappos Theater in the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino
Backstreet Boys -- Zappos Theater in the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino

Best Soft Ticket Act
10,000 Maniacs
Air Supply
Donny & Marie
Earth Wind & Fire
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band

Best Touring Musician
John Mayer, Dead & Company
Elton John
Mike Campbell, Fleetwood Mac
Mark Rivera, Billy Joel
Trey Anastasio, Phish
Vince Gill, Eagles

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