According to Billboard.com, they’ve compiled the Top 25 concert tours that took place in 2012! Many of these artists and groups collected millions of dollars on the road throughout the U.S., but Madonna reigns queen on top of the list, maybe getting a boost from her Super Bowl Halftime show in February.
Jay-Z and Kanye’s teaming up effort sure did pay off as they made it to the Top 10 list while Michael Jackson’s legacy boosted his Cirque du Soleil experience to the #3 spot!
Check out the full list of the best selling concert tours here, and let us know which one was the best!
10.) Andre Rieu $46.8 Million with 490K people and having 99 shows.
9.) Jay-Z & Kanye West $47 Million with 372K people attending and having only 31 shows.
8.) Van Halen $54.4 Million with 522K people attending and having 46 shows.
7.) Kenny Chesney & Tim McGraw $96.5 Million with 1.1 million people attending and having only 23 shows.
6.) Lady Gaga $124.9 Million with 1.1 million people attending and having 65 sell-out shows.
5.) Coldplay $147.2 Million with 1.8 million people attending and having 67 shows.
4.) Michael Jackson ‘The Immortal World Tour’ by Cirque Du Soleil $147.3 Million with 1.4 million people attending and doing 183 shows.
3.) Roger Waters $186.4Million with 1.7 million people attending and 51 sell-out shows out of 72 shows.
2.) Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band $199.4 Million with 2.2 million people attending and 54 sell-out shows out of 72 shows.
1.) Madonna $228.4 Million with 1.6 million people attending and 72 sell-out shows out of 72 shows!
Rounding out #11-25 are in this order:
Dave Matthews Band, Barbra Streisand, Jason Aldean, Lady Antebellum, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Brad Paisley, Nickelback, Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Elton John, Justin Bieber, Rod Steward, Neil Diamond, Pearl Jam, Taylor Swift, and Rascal Flatts.
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