Thursday, January 3, 2013

Metallica, Van Halen among Pollstar’s Top 50 worldwide tours


Concert industry magazine Pollstar have released their list of the Top 50 worldwide tours for 2012.

Madonna topped the list with $296.1 million in ticket sales over 67 of 88 shows reported.

Rockers made up 20% of the list, led by Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band at #2 ($210.2 million over 66 shows), Roger Waters at #3 ($186.4 million over 48 dates), and Metallica at #8 ($86.1 million over 21 concerts).

The Top 50 Worldwide Tours did a combined gross of $3 billion, which was down about 2 percent from $3.07 billion in 2011.

Total tickets sold was 34.9 million, which continued the decline from 35.48 million the previous year, and is well off the pace from 2009 when the Top 50 sold 45.3 million. The average global ticket price was $85.93, which was down 60 cents from last year but still well above the $73.83 charged in the more robust year of 2009.

Rockers in the Top 50:

02 – Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band
03 – Roger Waters
08 – Metallica
10 – Red Hot Chili Peppers
15 – Van Halen
18 – Nickelback
27 – The Black Keys
33 – The Rolling Stones
38 – The Scorpions
44 – Aerosmith

Check out the full list at Pollstar here.

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