Image Courtesy of The Grateful Dead; Clay Patrick McBrideThe Grateful Dead and Bob Seger were among the artists honored at the 12th annual Billboard Touring Awards ceremony, which was held Thursday night at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York City. The event acknowledges achievements in concert touring business.

The Grateful Dead won the Top Boxscore prize — which honors the highest-grossing single engagement by an artist — for its three-show series of “Fare Thee Well” concerts at Chicago’s Soldier Field on July 3, 4 and 5 of this year. The “Fare Thee Well” shows celebrated The Grateful Dead’s 50th anniversary and featured the group’s surviving core members — Bob Weir, Phil Lesh, Bill Kreutzmann and Mickey Hart — performing with Phish frontman Trey Anastasio and other musicians. The Dead’s other “Fare Thee Well” engagement, on July 27 and 28 at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California, also was a finalist for the Top Boxscore honor, as was U2‘s July 18-31 stand at New York City’s Madison Square Garden.

Seger, meanwhile, was presented with the previously announced Legend of Live Award in recognition of his career contributions to the touring industry. The Detroit News reports that during his acceptance speech, the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer thanked the many agents and promoters whom he worked with throughout his long career and also thanked his family. In addition, the Michigan rocker said that his favorite thing about playing concerts today is seeing his wife and children in the audience. Seger’s wife, Nita, and their son and daughter, Cole and Samantha, all were in attendance at the event.

The evening’s big winner was U.K. boy band One Direction, which for the second consecutive year was presented with the Top Tour and Top Draw prizes. You can check out a complete list of winners at

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