Coldplay clocks in at No. 1 on our latest ranking of top-grossing tours with a hefty box office total ($99.7 million) reported from the 2012 North American and European legs of the world tour supporting the album "Mylo Xyloto," the band's fifth studio set released last October. The tour launched that same month in Europe and continued through the end of the year, but did not resume in 2012 until mid-April with the kick off of the first North American leg.
Edmonton hosted the British rock band for its first tour date of the year with a performance on April 17 at the 16,000-seat arena, Rexall Place. Five more dates followed at arenas in Canada and the western U.S. before the tour leg wrapped in early May with a three-show stint at the Hollywood Bowl. All three performances at the Southern California amphitheater were sellouts with almost 50,000 tickets sold for concerts on May 1, 2 and 4.
Two weeks later the band headed back to Europe to begin a three-week sweep through six countries to play stadium shows in nine cities. The first event was on May 18 in Porto, Portugal with a sellout crowd of 52,457 in attendance at the city's football stadium, Estádio do Dragão. The band played sold out concerts at stadiums in Spain, France, Italy and Switzerland before returning to its home country on May 29 with a performance at Ricoh Arena in Coventry, England.