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Madonna, Springsteen and Roger Waters Had Biggest Tours of 2012


12/19/2012
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Madonna's MDNA World Tour was the top grossing tour across the globe for the year of 2012.

The "material girl" easily topped the chart of the Top 10 grossing tours after earning $228 million, almost $30 million more than the second place finisher, Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band, according to BBC.

The Boss took in $199.4 million followed by Roger Waters' The Wall tour which grossed $186.5 million based on numbers reported to Billboard Boxscore for the period of Nov. 9, 2011-Nov. 10, 2012.

The top 5 was rounded out by the Michael Jackson The Immortal World Tour by Cirque Du Soleil with $147.3 million and Coldplay with $147.2 million.

Lady Gaga came in sixth with $124.9 million, followed by Kenny Chesney & Tim McGraw who grossed $96.5 million.

Despite being cut short, Van Halen's tour landed in eighth place with a gross of $54.4 million. Billboard has an in depth look at the top tours of 2012 here.



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