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Madonna's 'MDNA' Ranks as No. 1 Concert Tour of 2012

December 17, 2012 03:45:46 GMT

The Material Girl's 2012 tour 'MDNA' might just be the highest-grossing concert tour of all-time.


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Controversial pop icon Madonna has added another feather on her cap by topping this year's list of highest-grossing concert tours. According to Billboard, her world tour brought in the most money this year, reaching an incredible $228 million in revenues, besting rock and roll legend Bruce Springsteen's total of $198 million from his "The Wrecking Ball" tour with The E Street Band.

Madonna handily beat her younger contemporary, the equally-controversial Lady GaGa, who only managed to secure the no. 6 spot with $124 million from her "Born This Way Ball" tour. The notorious Material Girl is consistently in the headlines by making controversial stunts in her shows, like brandishing a gun onstage in Denver only shortly after the Colorado shooting during "The Dark Knight Rises" movie premiere, and handing out pink anti-homophobia wristbands to Russian fans.

With seventy more shows still lined up and potentially $450 million in total earnings, the "MDNA" tour may end-up as the all-time highest-grossing live act. The record is currently held by Irish rock band U2 for their "360 Degrees" tour which grossed a whopping $736 million from a total of 110 shows.

Other top acts in this year's list of highest-grossing tours include established artists Roger Waters with $186 million and Coldplay with $147 million. Teen sensations Justin Bieber and Taylor Swift also made it to the prestigious list, raking in $30 million and $26 million respectively.

© AceShowbiz.com




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posted by Fima5813 on Dec 17, 2012
People act surprised? She's the only female who can 'genuinely' fill stadiums with paying fans instead of free giveaways like some (one!) who's name I won't mention!!! However 70 more shows lined up you say? Do you know something we don't? Officially Madonna has 88 shows total which END in Cordoba on December 22nd 2012. So that's revenue from 16 more shows to add to Billboard's figures by end of 2012. She WAS due to go to Australia in 2013 but cancelled to spend time with her kids. However rumours abound that dates in Italy and Manchester have been pencilled in for mid 2013!! So what's the 70 shows you mention???? Please spill!!

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