Lady Gaga - Top Female Touring Act of 2012 (so far)
Pollstar’s Top 10 Ranking Tours of 2012
1. Roger Waters ($158.1 million)
2. Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band ($79.9 million)
3. Cirque Du Soleil — Michael Jackson: IMMORTAL ($78.5 million)
4. Coldplay ($73.9 million) 5. Lady Gaga ($67.2 million)
6. Van Halen ($44.9 million)
7. Drake ($42.6 million)
8. Madonna ($42.1 million)
9. Paul McCartney ($40.1 million)
10. Cirque Du Soleil — Alegria ($38 million)
Lady Gaga has been traveling the globe with her Born This Way Ball since April 2012, selling out almost every show on a tour that spans multiple continents. And all that work appears to have paid off, as Gaga has been named the Top Female Touring Act of 2012 (so far) by Pollster.
These figures are only for the first half of 2012. We’re sure Gaga’s Born This Way Ball coming in fifth and Madonna‘s MDNA tour ranking eighth will no doubt inspire a flame war between their respective stans, but it’s worth noting that Gaga’s tour made $67.2 million between 31 separate shows, and Madonna earned $42.1 million in just twelve shows. There’s still a chance Madge could catch up with Gaga by the end of the year, though, honestly, it’s slight, especially now that she canceled the Australia leg of her tour.
The MDNA Tour will outgross the BTW Ball at the end, I think we already know that, the tour with the most expensive tickets will obviously outsell the one with the most accessible ones, anyway both tours will be successful, congrats to both. Two pop stars who can sell tickets and have successful and amazing tours!