Touring doesn't have that much to do with the actual music industry because you can't steal concert tickets like you can music. Obviously Britney has had a larger amount of successful tours, but Gaga outgrossed them all with her first major tour. I don't know!
She played three times as many dates than Britney. The average gross was higher for Brit.
Gaga has never toured for four years straight, and Britney embarked on numerous tours before she was ever with child.
The fact of the matter is Britney stans try to shade Gaga for doing so many dates, but if the demand were not there she would not be able to consistently sell those dates out.
The fact of the matter is Gaga stans try to undermine Britney's touring capability which resulted in Britney stans bringing up excuses for Gaga's big numbers. They're both amazing. Just let them be.
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People make it seem like she needs to top her past eras, and/or have major success solo again. Why though? People even compare her with Mimi but Moves Like Jagger outsold every single from The Emancipation of Mimi combined. So what's the point? I'm fine with minimal successes like Bionic, and Lotus as long as her side projects like Burlesque (movie, and music), Jagger, and Feel This Moment keep her mega success alive.
somewhere in America Beyeast is masturbating to a table full of Clorox, BiC Wite, & other bleaching products. Moaning & fantasizing about the next bleaching shower she'll receive. I bet instead of jizzing on her after sex Jay just pours a bucket of bleach on her, probably makes it more pleasurable for her.
There is a reason why she's doing a mainly stadium tour and Britney never did one.
Gaga has the reputation of being a great performer. Britney doesn't.
You're joking right? Or trolling? Britney doesn't have a reputation for being a great performer? And THIS ladies and gentlemen is a classic case of a scary disease most commonly found on ATRL.net, LMD. Also known as, Little Monster Delusion.
The kind of irrelevant arguments going on in this thread impresses me. Arguments about touring legends of all time and how talented Britney is literally has nothing to do with their touring presence. That is a mess.
On the whole, I find it pretty obvious from afar that Lady Gaga is the bigger touring act. We can throw around excuses about consistency and whatnot, but she's one of the biggest touring acts, if not the biggest touring act, of this generation. The Monster Ball Tour alone came close to grossing the same as Britney's last three major tours combined. The Born This Way Ball has already surpassed $70 million (probably $80 million if I remember correctly) in tour gross and has not even touched the major markets in North America and Europe yet. If this is any indication, Lady Gaga will have out-grossed Britney's entire touring career by the time the Born This Way Ball is finished next year. Even in terms of presence, Lady Gaga has more shows (I don't know how people could consider this an argument against her in any way...) and is touring more regions.
I'm not taking away from Britney's obvious touring success, and I'm pretty sure as time progresses she will continue to do extremely well in touring numbers. But when we compare the two, it's pretty obvious who is currently seeing the bigger touring numbers, and who will continue to see the bigger touring numbers. But at the moment, she is not competing in this game and the poll numbers are there to prove it.
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