Conchords nominated for Billboard award

Flight of the Conchords
Flight of the Conchords
Flight of the Conchords have been nominated for a top Billboard award for their high-selling comedy tour of Australia and New Zealand.

Bruce Springsteen, Roger Waters, Coldplay, Madonna and Taylor Swift are among the artists nominated in the 2012 Billboard Touring Awards.

Flight of the Conchords are up for top comedy tour alongside the US ventriloquist Jeff Dunham and English stand up comedian Michael McIntyre.

The folk-comedy duo played smaller venues in Queenstown and Nelson before selling out Vector Arena three times during their New Zealand tour in June and July.

They went on to play in Australia, including two sold out shows at the Sydney Opera House.

The Black Keys were nominated for the Billboard Breakthrough Artist award, fresh off their show at Vector Arena on Saturday.

Legendary rock artists Springsteen and Waters are the favourites in the top tour and top draw award categories.

Billboard Touring Awards nominees:

TOP TOUR

Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band, Wrecking Ball

Madonna, MDNA

Roger Waters, The Wall Live

TOP DRAW

Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band

Coldplay

Roger Waters

TOP COMEDY TOUR

Flight of the Conchords

Jeff Dunham

Michael McIntyre

BREAKTHROUGH

The Black Keys

Lady Antebellum

Miranda Lambert

TOP FESTIVAL

Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival

Lollapalooza

Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival, San Francisco

TOP ARENA

O2 Arena, London

Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne

Staples Center, Los Angeles

LEGEND OF LIVE

Neil Diamond

- Hayden Donnell of Herald Online