Madonna scores three nominations at the Billboard Touring Awards
Billboard has announced the finalists for the 2012 Billboard Touring Awards – boasting a diverse mix of genres, touring strategies, venue types, and positions on the career arc and their broad geographic footprint points to the increasingly global nature of the touring industry.
The Awards are primarily based on actual numbers reported to Billboard Boxscore, reflecting real business being done, as opposed to any sort of voting procedure, counting numbers reported to Boxscore from Oct. 1, 2011, through Sept. 30, 2012.
The finalists for the Top Tour, based on Boxscore gross, are Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band’s Wrecking Ball tour, Madonna’s MDNA Tour and Roger Waters’ The Wall Live tour.
Among the industry awards, finalists for Top Manager are Jon Landau Management (Springsteen), Mark Fenwick (Waters) and Guy Oseary (Madonna).
Madonna and Smirnoff are also nominated in the Concert Marketing & Promotion Award category, against Demi Lovato/Hallmark,
Lady Antebellum/Lipton, Linkin Park/Honda Civic, Tim McGraw/Pennzoil and Zac Brown Band/Jack Daniel’s.
As reported last month, Madonna has also been nominated for the Eventful 2012 Fan’s Choice Award, which will be presented at the same Billboard Touring Conference & Awards Ceremony, hosted by Sandra Bernhard, and taking place at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York City on November 8, 2012.