Bruce Springsteen, U2, Def Leppard and More Nominated for Pollstar Awards

Bruce Springsteen, Billy Joel, Elton John, Def Leppard, The Eagles and U2 earned top nods for nominations for the 30th Annual Pollstar Awards, which will take place next February at the Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles.

The awards will close out the Pollstar Live! Conference, which kicks off Feb. 11 and concludes Feb. 13.

U2 is up for “Top Tour of the Year”, and will face off against The Eagles, Metallica and Def Leppard and Journey in the category of “Best Rock Tour”.

Springsteen, Joel and John will face off against each other in the category of “Best Residency”. Sir Elton also has stiff competition from Dead & Company (with John Mayer) in the category of “Best Touring Musician.”

The 2018 Pollstar Award nominees were selected by a panel of more than 2,000 agents, managers, promoters, venue operators and professionals who work in the live entertainment industry.

See the list of nominations below:

30th Annual Pollstar Awards Nominations

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 Amigos Tour
U2 | eXPERIENCE + iNNOCENCE Tour

Best Rock Tour 
Foo Fighters | Concrete and Gold Tour 2018
Panic! At The Disco | Pray for the Wicked Tour
U2 | eXPERIENCE + iNNOCENCE Tour
Metallica | WorldWired Tour
Imagine Dragons | ƎVOLVE World Tour
Def Leppard/Journey | Def Leppard & Journey Tour
Eagles | An Evening With The Eagles

Best Hip-Hop/R&B
Drake | Aubrey & The Three Amigos Tour
Beyoncé & Jay-Z | On The Run II Tour
Post Malone | Beerbongs & Bentleys Tour
Travis Scott | Astroworld: Wish You Were Here Tour
Top Dawg Entertainment (Kendrick Lamar, SZA, Schoolboy Q, Jay Rock & More) |
The Championship Tour
Childish Gambino | This Is America Tour

Best Pop Tour 
Ed Sheeran | ÷ Tour
Pink | Beautiful Trauma World Tour
Taylor Swift | Reputation Tour
Bruno Mars | 24K Magic World Tour
Justin Timberlake | The Man Of The Woods Tour
Harry Styles | Harry Styles: Live On Tour

Best Country Tour 
Chris Stapleton | Chris Stapleton’s All-American Road Show Tour
Kenny Chesney | Trip Around the Sun Tour
Luke Bryan | What Makes You Country Tour
Keith Urban | Graffiti U World Tour
Thomas Rhett | Life Changes Tour 2018
Shania Twain | NOW Tour

Best Latin Tour 
J Balvin | Vibras Tour
Luis Miguel | México Por Siempre Tour
Ozuna | Aura Tour
Shakira | El Dorado World Tour
Romeo Santos | Golden Tour
Bad Bunny | La Nueva Religion Tour

Best Comedy Tour 
Kevin Hart | The Kevin Hart Irresponsible Tour
Sebastian Maniscalco | Stay Hungry Tour
Dave Chappelle & Jon Stewart |
Jim Jefferies | The Night Talker Tour
Jerry Seinfeld | Jerry Seinfeld Live
Steve Martin & Martin Short | Steve Martin & Martin Short: An Evening You Will Forget For The Rest of Your Life

Best Support/Special Guest 

Kacey Musgraves | Harry Styles – Harry Styles: Live
Kane Brown | Chris Young – Losing Sleep World Tour
Kelsea Ballerini | Keith Urban – Graffiti U World Tour
The Struts | Foo Fighters – Concrete and Gold Tour 2018
Migos | Drake – Aubrey & The Three Amigos Tour
Lauv | Ed Sheeran – ÷ Tour

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
America
Donny & Marie
Earth Wind & Fire
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band

Best Non-Music Tour of the Year 
Pod Tours America
Becoming: An Intimate Conversation With Michelle Obama
Peppa Pig’s Surprise
WWE Monday Night Raw
Cirque du Soleil Crystal
Disney Junior Dance Party On Tour Presented by Pull-Ups

Best New Headliner 
Greta Van Fleet
Billie Eilish
Harry Styles
Luke Combs
Kane Brown
Post Malone

Music Festival Over 30K Capacity 
Coachella | Indio, CA
Lollapalooza | Chicago, IL
Stagecoach | Indio, CA
Austin City Limits Music Festival | Austin, TX
Bonnaroo | Manchester, TN
BottleRock Napa Valley | Napa, CA
Outside Lands | San Francisco, CA

Music Festival Under 30K Capacity 
Newport Folk Festival | Newpork, RI
The Hangout Beach, Music & Arts Festival | Gulf Shores, AL
Desert Daze | Lake Perris, CA
Forecastle | Louisville, KY
Moon River | Chattanooga, TN
The Ohana Fest | Dana Point, CA

Nightclub of the Year 

Brooklyn Steel | Brooklyn, N.Y.
9:30 Club | Washington, D.C.
The Anthem | Washington, D.C.
Irving Plaza | New York, N.Y.
Brooklyn Bowl | Brooklyn, N.Y.
Thaila Hall | Chicago, IL

Theatre of the Year 
Ryman Auditorium | Nashville, TN
Radio City Music Hall | New York, NY
Beacon Theatre | New York, NY
Chicago Theater | Chicago, IL
Fox Theater Oakland | Oakland, CA
Fox Theatre Atlanta | Atlanta, GA
Arvest Bank Theatre At The Midland | Kansas City, MO

Arena of the Year 
The Forum | Inglewood, CA
Madison Square Garden Arena | New York, NY
Bridgestone Arena | Nashville, TN
STAPLES CENTER | Los Angeles, CA
Barclays Center | Brooklyn, NY
Golden 1 Center | Sacramento, CA
02 Arena | London, UK

Best Outdoor Concert Venue 
Red Rocks Amphitheatre | Morrison, CO
Hollywood Bowl | Los Angeles, CA
Forest Hills Stadium | Queens, NY
Greek Theatre | Los Angeles, CA
Ascend Amphitheatre | Nashville, TN
Gorge Amphiteatre | George, WA
Merriweather Post Pavilion | Columbia, MD

Best New Concert Venue 

The Sylvee | Madison, WI
Avenir Centre | Moncton, New Brunswick, CA
Fiserv Forum | Milwaukee, WI
Pier 17 At South Street Seaport | New York, NY
Metropolitan Opera House | Philadelphia, PA
The Armory | Minneapolis, MN
Elsewhere | Brooklyn, NY

Venue Executive of the Year 

Keith Sheldon, Barclays Center
Jeff Nickler, BOK Center
David Kells, Bridgestone Arena
Laurie Jacoby, Madison Square Garden
Chris Wright, NYCB Live home of The Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
James Rasmussen, Golden 1 Center
Becky Colwell, Greek Theatre

Talent Buyer of the Year 
Stacy Vee, Goldenvoice
Amy Corbin, C3 Presents
Don Strasburg, AEG Presents
Geoff Gordon, Live Nation
Huston Powell, C3 Presents
Sonia Grover, First Avenue
Stacie George, Live Nation

Bill Graham Award-Promoter of the Year 
Louis Messina, Messina Touring Group
Ryan McElrath, Live Nation Touring
Brian O’Connell, Live Nation Country
Gregg Perloff, Another Planet Entertainment
Arthur Fogel, Live Nation Global Touring
Ali Harnell, AEG Presents

International Promoter of the Year
Simon Moran, SJM Concerts
Barrie Marshall, Marshal Arts Ltd
Jim King, AEG Presents
Denis Desmond, MCD Productions
Michael Chugg, Chugg Entertainment
Folkert Koopmans, FKP Scorpio

Bobby Brooks Award – Agent of the Year 
Marty Diamond, Paradigm Talent Agency
Jay Williams, William Morris Endeavor
Andrew Simon, Creative Artists Agency
John Marx, William Morris Endeavor
Adam Kornfeld, Artist Group International
Cheryl Paglierani, United Talent Agency
Cara Lewis, Cara Lewis Group

International Booking Agent of the Year 
Emma Banks, Creative Artists Agency
James Whitting, CODA
Neil Warnock, United Talent Agency
Rod MacSween, International Talent Booking
Steve Strange, X-Ray Touring
Jon Ollier, Creative Artists Agency

Booking Agency of the Year 
William Morris Endeavor
Paradigm Talent Agency
Creative Artists Agency
United Talent Agency
Artist Group International
Agency for the Performing Arts

Rising Star 
Joe Giordano Jr., BOK Center
Michael Owens, Chesapeake Energy Arena
Jared Braverman, Live Nation
Brittanie Delava, AEG Presents
Cheryl Paglierani, United Talent Agency
Lesley Olenik, Live Nation

Personal Manager of the Year 

John Silva, Silva Artist Management
Stuart Camp, Grumpy Old Management
Irving Azoff, Full Stop Management
Coran Capshaw, Red Light Management
Jeffrey Azoff, Full Stop Management
Dre London, London Entertainment

Road Warrior 
Jake Berry | U2
Gus Brandt | Foo Fighters + Team Coco
Keith Keller | Drake
Marty Hom | Fleetwood Mac, Shakira, Paula Abdul
Jim Runge | Empire Of The Sun
Bob “Hydro” Mullin | Justin Timberlake

Best Production/Transportation Company 
Upstaging, Inc.
Rock-it Cargo
Premier Global Production
Beat The Street
StageCo
Egotrips, Inc.

Best Brand Partnership/Live Campaign 
Honda Civic Tour w/ Charlie Puth
Nationwide Insurance w/ Brad Paisley
Ikea w/ Boston Calling
Bud Light w/ Post Malone
Hollister w/ Khalid
American Express w/ Ariana Grande
Gap w/ Leon Bridges

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

Marketing/PR Exec 
Michele Bernstein, William Morris Endeavor
Allison McGregor, Creative Artists Agency
Ebie McFarland, Essential Broadcast Media
Michelle McCarthy, Prudential Center
Asha Goodman, Sacks & Co
Eddie Clemens, United Talent Agency
Kate McMahon, Messina Touring Group
Kathi Brennan Scharnikow, AEG Presents

Best Hang 
The Forum Club @ The Forum
Greek Theatre
Austin City Limits Music Festival
BOK Center
Osheaga
Stagecoach

The Lifer 
Larry Vallon, AEG Presents
Ron Delsener, Live Nation
Alex Hodges, Nederlander Concerts
Bob Roux, Live Nation
Dan Weiner, Paradigm Talent Agency
Frank Riley, High Road Touring

The Unavailable Award 
Jeffrey Shuman, Goldenvoice
Johnny Beach, Bowery Presents
Bob Roux, Live Nation
Irving Azoff, Full Stop Management
Jay Williams, William Morris Endeavor

Most Frequently Name-Dropped 
Irving Azoff, Full Stop Management
Michael Rapino, Live Nation
Marc Geiger, William Morris Endeavor
Coran Capshaw, Red Light Management
Rob Light, Creative Artists Agency
Scooter Braun, SB Projects

The Back In My Day 
Ron Delsener, Live Nation
Alex Hodges, Nederlander Concerts
Dale Morris, Morris Higham Management
Don Fox, Beaver Productions
Doc McGhee, McGhee Entertainment
Jason Stone, Live Nation

Most Dreaded Phone Call 
Irving Azoff, Full Stop Management
Aaron Pinkus, Paradigm Talent Agency
Kirk Sommer, William Morris Endeavor
Don Fox, Beaver Productions
Gerry Barad, Live Nation
Howard Rose, Howard Rose Agency
Jeff Frasco, Creative Artists Agency

Most Terrifying Agent 
Marsha Vlasic, Artist Group International
Brent Smith, William Morris Endeavor
Cara Lewis, Cara Lewis Group
Marc Geiger, William Morris Endeavor
Frank Riley, High Road Touring
Howard Rose, Howard Rose Agency
Ken Fermaglich, United Talent Agency