Coldplay, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Metallica Inside Pollstar’s Top 50 Worldwide Tours of 2012

2013-01-02

Story by Anne Erickson

Pollstar’s Top 50 Worldwide Tours of 2012 include treks from Metallica, Coldplay and the Chili Peppers

Congratulations are in order for Metallica, Coldplay and the Red Hot Chili Peppers for ruling the touring world in 2012. Those artists, along with Rodger Waters, scored some of the highest turnouts for their worldwide tours last year, landing them on the top of Pollstar‘s list of the Top 50 Worldwide Tours of 2012.

Pollstar has rounded up the gross estimates for worldwide tours throughout last year, and Waters landed in the No. 3 position on the list with his The Wall Live Tour, which took in a whopping $186.4 million over 72 shows. Alternative mainstays Coldplay came in at No. 4 with their “Mylo Xyloto” tour, which took in $171.3 million over 67 shows. Metallica landed at No. 8 with a gross estimate of $86.1 million for 30 shows, and the Red Hot Chili Peppers rounded out the Top 10 with $57.8 million for 77 shows.

As for the No. 1 spot, that went to Madonna, with Bruce Springsteed & the E Street Band coming in at No. 2 and Cirque du Soleil coming in at No. 5 with their “Michael Jackson: The Immortal” tour.

Addition al musicians who landed on the Pollstar’s list include the Dave Matthews Band, Radiohead, Nickelback, the Black Keys and Van Halen.




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