There’s only on Queen – when it comes to touring, too!
Pollstar released yesterday its exclusive 2012 Top 50 Worldwide Tours Chart as a preview to its full year-end research coming in early January.
This is the only concert industry chart that covers the entire calendar year. All figures have been converted to U.S. dollars and represent the total face-value gross ticket sales for all dates played.
The Pollstar database includes specific sales figures for nearly 90 percent of all shows worked by the top attractions and projections were made for any of the unreported dates.
With 67 cities visited with her MDNA Tour, 88 shows and 2,109,234 tickets sold, Madonna grossed $296.1 million and easily claims the #1 spot on the chart.
The Tour also comfortably lands into the number 10 spot of the highest-grossing concert tours of all times, with Madonna matching her own record as the #1 solo female touring act.
Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band are second at $210.2 million while Roger Waters generated $186.4 million, coming in at #3. Pollstar’s full research package including the Top 200 Tours of 2012, most active venues and concert promoters, and analysis of the worldwide industry is scheduled for release on Jan. 4.
Click here for the complete number rundown of the Pollstar Top 50 Worldwide Tours chart.
Thanks to our Forum member Roquis.