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Top 25 Tours – The Best Of 2012


The Best of 2012: The Year in Music  – The Year in Touring

1.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

11.Dave Matthews Band

Total Gross: $41,433,182        Number of Shows: 41
Total Attendance: 757,629   Number of Sell-Outs: 17

12.Barbra Streisand

Total Gross: $40,657,170        Number of Shows: 12
Total Attendance: 154,287   Number of Sell-Outs: 12

13.Jason Aldean

Total Gross: $39,956,703        Number of Shows: 59
Total Attendance: 984,229   Number of Sell-Outs: 59

14.Lady Antebellum

Total Gross: $38,358,801      Number of Shows: 88
Total Attendance: 860,065   Number of Sell-Outs: 72

15.Red Hot Chili Peppers

Total Gross: $33,911,873     Number of Shows: 42
Total Attendance: 549,028   Number of Sell-Outs: 24

16.Brad Paisley

Total Gross: $33,794,719      Number of Shows: 51
Total Attendance: 485,852   Number of Sell-Outs: 31

17.Nickelback

Total Gross: $33,790,267    Number of Shows: 50
Total Attendance: 492,492   Number of Sell-Outs: 7

18.Trans-Siberian Orchestra

Total Gross: $33,370,711        Number of Shows: 99
Total Attendance: 673,575   Number of Sell-Outs: 13

19.Elton John

Total Gross: $32,920,986         Number of Shows: 38
Total Attendance: 240,381   Number of Sell-Outs:25

20.Justin Bieber

Total Gross: $30,667,737      Number of Shows: 29
Total Attendance: 402,710    Number of Sell-Outs: 28

21.Rod Stewart

Total Gross: $30,158,491         Number of Shows: 35
Total Attendance: 201,912   Number of Sell-Outs: 24

22.Neil Diamond

Total Gross: $29,910,078      Number of Shows: 30
Total Attendance: 317,824   Number of Sell-Outs: 6

23.Pearl Jam

Total Gross: $27,363,430      Number of Shows: 11
Total Attendance: 337,613   Number of Sell-Outs: 0

24.Taylor Swift

Total Gross: $26,310,160      Number of Shows: 21
Total Attendance: 285,715   Number of Sell-Outs: 21

25.Rascal Flatts

Total Gross: $26,155,360      Number of Shows: 45
Total Attendance: 612,243   Number of Sell-Outs: 21

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