Photo: Jo LopezWhich musical acts are moving the most tickets and entertaining the most fans this year? According to Pollstar, which tracks the concert industry, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, Madonna, Paul McCartney and Elton John are among the biggest tours globally so far for 2012.
Bruce and the E Streeters, on tour to support The Boss' latest disc Wrecking Ball, comes in at #2 on Pollstar's list of top-earning tours of 2012, with a gross of 79.9 million bucks. The only act to out-perform him was former Pink Floyd main man Roger Waters, who's tops with a gross of 158.1 million dollars. In third place is Michael Jackson: The Immortal, the Cirque du Soleil touring spectacular that features the late King of Pop's music.
Madonna's MDNA tour, which only recently got under way, made it to #8 on the list but it undoubtedly will move up by year's end. McCartney, meanwhile, finished at #9 and Elton landed at #11.
Domestically, the top tour of 2012 was Michael Jackson: The Immortal, with Springsteen ranking #7 and John at #8.
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