U2's Vertigo tour will lead the way at the upcoming Billboard Touring Awards after claiming four nominations this morning (06OCT05).

The Irish rockers' sell-out outing is a finalist in the Top Tour, Top Draw and Top Boxscore categories, while the group's management company, Principle, is a finalist for the Top Manager award.

Also up for multiple gongs at the 26 October (05) New York prizegiving is Kenny Chesney, who is nominated for Top Tour, Top Draw and Top Package.

Dave Matthews Band will receive the Roadwork Humanitarian Award for the band's philanthropic efforts at the awards show.