Elton John, Springsteen, Madonna, McCartney Among Biggest Worldwide Tours of 2012 So Far
Which musical acts are moving the most tickets and entertaining the most fans this year? According to Pollstar, which tracks the concert industry, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, Madonna, Paul McCartney and Elton John are among the biggest tours globally so far for 2012.
Bruce and the E Streeters, on tour to support The Boss' latest disc Wrecking Ball, comes in at #2 on Pollstar's list of top-earning tours of 2012, with a gross of 79.9 million bucks. The only act to out-perform him was former Pink Floyd main man Roger Waters, who's tops with a gross of 158.1 million dollars. In third place is Michael Jackson: The Immortal, the Cirque du Soleil touring spectacular that features the late King of Pop's music.
Madonna's MDNA tour, which only recently got under way, made it to #8 on the list but it undoubtedly will move up by year's end. McCartney, meanwhile, finished at #9 and Elton landed at #11.
Domestically, the top tour of 2012 was Michael Jackson: The Immortal, with Springsteen ranking #7 and John at #8.
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