Madonna's MDNA Tour named highest grossing tour of 2012

Published

19/12/2012 - 13:18
Madonna's MDNA World Tour named highest grossing tour of 2012

The Queen of Pop's 2012 World Tour made $228 million within 72 sell-out dates.

At the ripe age of 54, Madonna still knows how to put on a show as she is named the highest grossing tour money maker of 2012, stacking in a staggering $228 million within 72 sell-out dates. The Pop Queen is closely followed by the ‘Boss’ Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band with $199 million and Roger Waters with $186 million.

This year, Madonna made headlines for her controversial acts and remarks; such was the case when she was booed by French fans for performing a shorter set, waving a gun onstage in Denver and this after the Colorado shootings or proclaiming anti-homophobia awareness by distributing pink wristbands to Russian fans, this would lead her to be charged (later dropped) by Russian courts. On November 11th, she partially mooned the audience in support of Hurricane Sandy telling the crowd: "Get over my naked ass and give me some money".

But with all her diva traits, controversy and demands, Madonna still attracts the biggest crowds by far from her fellow Veteran artists like Van Halen and Elton John, as well as younger newcomers like Justin Bieber, Lady Gaga and Taylor Swift. See full list below:

1. Madonna ($228 million) (£141 million)
2. Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band ($199 million) (£123 million)
3. Roger Waters ($186 million) (£115 million)
4. Michael Jackson: THE IMMORTAL World Tour by Cirque Du Soleil ($147 million) (£90.9 million)
5. Coldplay ($147 million) (£90.9 million)
6. Lady Gaga ($124 million) (£76 million)
7. Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw ($96 million) (£59 million)
8. Van Halen ($54 million) (£33 million)
9. Jay-Z & Kanye West ($46 million) (£28 million)
10. Andre Rieu ($46 million) (28 million)
11. Dave Matthews Band ($41 million) (£25 million)
12. Barbra Streisand ($40 million) (£24.7 million)
13. Jason Aldean ($39 million) (£24.1 million)
14. Lady Antebellum ($38 million) (£23 million)
15. Red Hot Chili Peppers ($33 million) (£20 million)
16. Brad Paisley ($33 million) (£20 million)
17. Nickelback ($33 million) (£20 million)
18. Trans-Siberian Orchestra (£20 million)
19. Elton John ($32 million) (£19 million)
20. Justin Bieber ($30 million) (£18.5 million)
21. Rod Stewart ($30 million) (£18.5 million)
22. Neil Diamond ($29 million) (£17.9 million)
23. Pearl Jam ($27 million) (£16.6 million)
24. Taylor Swift ($26 million) (£16 million)
25. Rascal Flatts ($26 million) (£16 million)

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