Top 25 Tours of 2012

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top 25 tours 2012

Artists are ranked by gross, compiled from Billboard Boxscores reported from Nov. 9, 2011, to Nov. 13, 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

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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

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3

Roger Waters

Total Gross: $186,466,703 Number of Shows: 72
Total Attendance: 1,680,042 Number of Sell-Outs: 51

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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

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5

Coldplay

Total Gross: $147,188,828 Number of Shows: 67
Total Attendance: 1,811,787 Number of Sell-Outs: 56

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6

Lady Gaga

Total Gross: $124,879,545 Number of Shows: 65
Total Attendance: 1,111,099 Number of Sell-Outs: 65

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7

Kenny Chesney & Tim McGraw

Total Gross: $96,458,890 Number of Shows: 23
Total Attendance: 1,085,382 Number of Sell-Outs: 9

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8

Van Halen

Total Gross: $54,425,548 Number of Shows: 46
Total Attendance: 522,296 Number of Sell-Outs: 9

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9

Jay-Z & Kanye West

Total Gross: $46,986,464 Number of Shows: 31
Total Attendance: 371,777 Number of Sell-Outs: 15

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10

Andre Rieu

Total Gross: $46,785,717 Number of Shows: 99
Total Attendance: 490,165 Number of Sell-Outs: 2

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11

Dave Matthews Band

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

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12

Barbra Streisand

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

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13

Jason Aldean

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

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14

Lady Antebellum

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

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15

Red Hot Chili Peppers

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

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16

Brad Paisley

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

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17

Nickelback

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

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18

Trans-Siberian Orchestra

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

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19

Elton John

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

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20

Justin Bieber

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

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21

Rod Stewart

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

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

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23

Pearl Jam

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

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24

Taylor Swift

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

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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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