The Boss’ tour, launched following the release of his latest album ‘Wrecking Ball‘, has grossed $199,371,7910 during the course of its 72-date tour, while Roger Waters’ re-imagining of the ultimately doomed early Eighties Pink Floyd tour The Wall - which will embark on an ambitious stadium leg next year – has brought in $186,466,703, also from 72 shows. Both tours are eclipsed by pop superstar Madonna, who has the highest grossing tour of the year with a figure of $228,406,085.
Elsewhere, Coldplay‘s Mylo Xyloto tour, which has included 67 live gigs, is the fifth biggest money spinner of 2012, while further back, Red Hot Chili Peppers are at #15 and Pearl Jam are 23rd.
1: Madonna ($228,406,085)
2: Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band ($199,371,7910)
3: Roger Waters ($186,466,703)
4: Michael Jackson The Immortal World Tour ($147,310,505)
5: Coldplay ($147,188,828)
6: Lady Gaga ($124,879,545)
7: Kenny Chesney & Tim McGraw ($96,458,890)
8: Van Halen ($54,425,548)
9: Jay-Z & Kanye West ($46,986,464)
10: Andre Rieu ($46,785,717)