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Pollstar Top Grossing Tours of 2012 (so far)

by on Jul.14, 2012, under LINKS, ROCK NEWS

Pollstar has released the list of the top grosses tours for the fisrt six months of this year and Van Halen and former Pink Floyd leader Roger Waters were among the top-grossing acts.

Van Halen sold 448,506 tickets, resulting in a final gross of $44.9 million. Waters topped that, selling 575,444 tickets for a final gross of $61.9 million, making him the top grossing rock act. Waters was #2 overall, behind the ‘Cirque du Soleil: Michael Jackson: The Immortal’ tour, which grossed $78.5 million. Van Halen was #3 overall.

Here’s the rock represented in the top 20:
#7: Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band – $30.0 million
#8 – Elton John – $26.0 million
#9 – Dave Matthews Band – $24.4 million
#10 – Radiohead – $22.8
#14 – Nickelback – $21.0
#17 – Red Hot Chili Peppers – $18.3
#20 – The Black Keys – $18.0
Check out the rest of the top North American tours here: ww.pollstarpro.com Pollstar’s Boxoffice Department determined that the Top 100 Tours in North America generated a combined gross of $1,125.9 million, up 1.2 percent over last year.

Ticket prices dropped an average of $6.34, or 9.4 percent, to $60.68, the lowest since 2007 when the average ticket price was $58.61.

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On the global chart Roger Waters finished #1, with 63 shows in 40 cities. He sold 1,431,852 tickets for a total gross of $158.1 million.  By comparison, second-place Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band played 34 shows in 29 cities, selling 925,839 tickets for a total gross of $79.9 million. Van Halen charted at #6.

Other rock represented in the top 20 worldwide:
#6 – Van Halen – $44.9 million
#9 – Paul McCartney – $ 40.1 million
#11 – Elton John – $37.4 million
#15 – Rammstien – $28.7 million
#18 – Red Hot Chili Peppers – $24.7 million
#19 – Dave Matthews Band – $24.4 million
#20 – Radiohead – $22.8 million

Check out the top 50 global tour list here: www.pollstar.com

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