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Who Grossed The Most? Best Selling Tour: 2012

HIGHEST GROSSING TOUR OF 2012

As usual, while those pesky youngsters might populate the record sales charts, its old-timers who dominate in the end-of-year touring stats, with Madonna boasting the most lucrative tour of the year. Though perhaps the real kudos should go to Michael Jackson, whose musical legacy comes fourth in the year-end touring charts despite his death three years ago.

Here’s the Billboard end-of-year touring top ten…

MADONNA-MDNA1. Madonna

Total Gross $228,406,085; Number of Shows 72; Total Attendance 1,635,176; Number of Sell-Outs 72

2. Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band

Total Gross $199,371,791; Number of Shows 72; Total Attendance 2,165,925; Number of Sell-Outs 54

3. Roger Waters

Total Gross $186,466,703; Number of Shows 72; Total Attendance 1,680,042; Number of Sell-Outs 51

4. Michael Jackson The Immortal World Tour by Cirque Du Soleil

Total Gross $147,310,505; Number of Shows 183; Total Attendance 1,374,482; Number of Sell-Outs 9

5. Coldplay

Total Gross $147,188,828; Number of Shows 67; Total Attendance 1,811,787; Number of Sell-Outs 56

6. Lady Gaga

Total Gross $124,879,545; Number of Shows 65; Total Attendance 1,111,099; Number of Sell-Outs 65

7. Kenny Chesney & Tim McGraw

Total Gross $96,458,890; Number of Shows 23; Total Attendance 1,085,382; Number of Sell-Outs 9

8. Van Halen

Total Gross $54,425,548; Number of Shows 46; Total Attendance 522,296; Number of Sell-Outs 9

9. Jay-Z & Kanye West

Total Gross $46,986,464; Number of Shows 31; Total Attendance 371,777; Number of Sell-Outs 15

10. Andre Rieu

Total Gross $46,785,717; Number of Shows 99; Total Attendance 490,165; Number of Sell-Outs 2

 

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