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    Default Top 9 Music Tours of 2012

    Looks like nobody can say rock music is secondary to a sea of Pop, R&B, Hip Hop and Country.

    1. Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band: $199m
    2. Roger Waters: $186m
    3. Van Halen: $54m
    4. Dave Matthews Band: $41m
    5. Red Hot Chili Peppers: $33m
    6. Nickelback: $33m
    7. Trans-Siberian Orchestra: $33m
    8. Rod Stewart: $30m
    9. Pearl Jam: $27m

    (from www.Ultimate-Guitar.com)
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    if VH hadn't cancelled the tour, they would've been closer to No. 2
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    How many dates is that for? Roughly forty five?
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    Taylor Swift is nice to look at. Adele can sing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave's Dreidel View Post
    How many dates is that for? Roughly forty five?
    This is what I quickly found, give or take one or 2 each for the year 2012. Guess this kind of reflects that VH didn't really charge all THAT much for their tickets in comparison.


    1. Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band: $199m - 87
    2. Roger Waters: $186m - 72
    3. Van Halen: $54m - 50
    4. Dave Matthews Band: $41m - 60
    5. Red Hot Chili Peppers: $33m - 83

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    Quote Originally Posted by sinner's swing View Post
    1. Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band: $199m - 87
    2. Roger Waters: $186m - 72
    3. Van Halen: $54m - 50
    4. Dave Matthews Band: $41m - 60
    5. Red Hot Chili Peppers: $33m - 83
    These numbers change the power ratings...
    Waters actually comes out on top for the year

    Waters: 2.58 Million/Show
    Bruce: 2.28 Million/Show
    Halen: 1.08 Million/Show
    DMB: 0.68 Million/Show
    RHCP: 0.40 Million/Show

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    I bet Roger Waters show was expensive to put on, but that still is an impressive take per show.
    Taylor Swift is nice to look at. Adele can sing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave's Dreidel View Post
    I bet Roger Waters show was expensive to put on, but that still is an impressive take per show.
    I think they were saying a million bucks per show.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DJ Work'in Hard View Post
    I think they were saying a million bucks per show.
    That's the thing with all these end-of-year revenue lists.
    They forget one simple but VERY important detail.

    That being the THE EXPENSE side of the ledger... which will give you PROFIT.

    That's the real winner.
    Which band made the most touring profit in 2012.

    I would make an educated guess where this is the real top 2 for 2012:
    1. Bruce
    2. Van Halen

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    Quote Originally Posted by noise next door View Post
    That's the thing with all these end-of-year revenue lists.
    They forget one simple but VERY important detail.

    That being the THE EXPENSE side of the ledger... which will give you PROFIT.

    That's the real winner.
    Which band made the most touring profit in 2012.

    I would make an educated guess where this is the real top 2 for 2012:
    1. Bruce
    2. Van Halen
    Roger Waters also had the highest ticket prices. Lower level/floor seats were $80 per ticket higher than Van Halen seats.

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    Impressive numbers for only 50 shows.
    1984 Detroit, MI
    1986 Detroit, MI
    1988 Pontiac, MI
    1991 Clarkston, MI
    1993 Clarkston, MI
    1993 Auburn Hill, MI
    1995 Auburn Hills, MI
    1995 Auburn Hills, MI
    1998 Rosemont, IL
    1998 Grand Rapids, MI
    2004 Detroit, MI
    2007 Detroit, MI
    2008 Grand Rapids, MI
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    Billboard's Top 25 Tours of 2012
    http://www.billboard.com/column/year...08051082.story

    1. Madonna - $228.4 million (Shows: 72 / Attendance: 1,635,176)
    2. Bruce Springsteen - $199 million (72 / 2,165,925)
    3. Roger Waters - $186 million (72 / 1,680,042)
    4. Cirque Du Soleil's "Michael Jackson The Immortal World Tour" - $147.3 million (183 / 1,374,482)
    5. Coldplay - $147.2 million (67 / 1,811,787)
    6. Lady Gaga - $124.9 million (65 / 1,111,099)
    7. Kenny Chesney & Tim McGraw - $96.5 million (23 / 1,085,382)
    8. Van Halen - $54.4 million (46 / 522,296)
    9. Jay-Z & Kanye West - $47 million (31 / 371,777)
    10. Andre Rieu - $46.8 million (99 / 490,165)
    11. Dave Matthews Band - $41.4 million (41 / 757,629)
    12. Barbra Streisand - $40.7 million (12 / 154,287)
    13. Jason Aldean - $40 million (59 / 984,229)
    14. Lady Antebellum - $38.4 million (88 / 860,065)
    15. Red Hot Chili Peppers - $34 million (42 / 549,028)
    16. Brad Paisley - $33.8 million (51 / 485,852)
    17. Nickelback - $33.8 million (50 / 492,492)
    18. Trans-Siberian Orchestra - $33.4 million (99 / 673,575)
    19. Elton John - $32.9 million (38 / 240,381)
    20. Justin Bieber - $30.7 million (29 / 402,710)
    21. Rod Stewart - $30.2 million (35 / 201,912)
    22. Neil Diamond - $29.9 million (30 / 317,824)
    23. Pearl Jam - $27.4 million (11 / 337,613)
    24. Taylor Swift - $26.3 million (21 / 285,715)
    25. Rascal Flatts - $26.2 million (45 / 612,243)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fontcow View Post
    Billboard's Top 25 Tours of 2012
    http://www.billboard.com/column/year...08051082.story

    1. Madonna - $228.4 million (Shows: 72 / Attendance: 1,635,176)
    2. Bruce Springsteen - $199 million (72 / 2,165,925)
    3. Roger Waters - $186 million (72 / 1,680,042)
    4. Cirque Du Soleil's "Michael Jackson The Immortal World Tour" - $147.3 million (183 / 1,374,482)
    5. Coldplay - $147.2 million (67 / 1,811,787)
    6. Lady Gaga - $124.9 million (65 / 1,111,099)
    7. Kenny Chesney & Tim McGraw - $96.5 million (23 / 1,085,382)
    8. Van Halen - $54.4 million (46 / 522,296)
    9. Jay-Z & Kanye West - $47 million (31 / 371,777)
    10. Andre Rieu - $46.8 million (99 / 490,165)
    11. Dave Matthews Band - $41.4 million (41 / 757,629)
    12. Barbra Streisand - $40.7 million (12 / 154,287)
    13. Jason Aldean - $40 million (59 / 984,229)
    14. Lady Antebellum - $38.4 million (88 / 860,065)
    15. Red Hot Chili Peppers - $34 million (42 / 549,028)
    16. Brad Paisley - $33.8 million (51 / 485,852)
    17. Nickelback - $33.8 million (50 / 492,492)
    18. Trans-Siberian Orchestra - $33.4 million (99 / 673,575)
    19. Elton John - $32.9 million (38 / 240,381)
    20. Justin Bieber - $30.7 million (29 / 402,710)
    21. Rod Stewart - $30.2 million (35 / 201,912)
    22. Neil Diamond - $29.9 million (30 / 317,824)
    23. Pearl Jam - $27.4 million (11 / 337,613)
    24. Taylor Swift - $26.3 million (21 / 285,715)
    25. Rascal Flatts - $26.2 million (45 / 612,243)
    I knew something was iffy about the initial list with Madonna not being on there. Looks like the list that was used at the start of the thread was the rock tours, not the big picture.

    Still an impressive haul for VH.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fontcow View Post
    Billboard's Top 25 Tours of 2012
    http://www.billboard.com/column/year...08051082.story

    1. Madonna - $228.4 million (Shows: 72 / Attendance: 1,635,176)
    2. Bruce Springsteen - $199 million (72 / 2,165,925)
    3. Roger Waters - $186 million (72 / 1,680,042)
    4. Cirque Du Soleil's "Michael Jackson The Immortal World Tour" - $147.3 million (183 / 1,374,482)
    5. Coldplay - $147.2 million (67 / 1,811,787)
    6. Lady Gaga - $124.9 million (65 / 1,111,099)
    7. Kenny Chesney & Tim McGraw - $96.5 million (23 / 1,085,382)
    8. Van Halen - $54.4 million (46 / 522,296)
    9. Jay-Z & Kanye West - $47 million (31 / 371,777)
    10. Andre Rieu - $46.8 million (99 / 490,165)
    11. Dave Matthews Band - $41.4 million (41 / 757,629)
    12. Barbra Streisand - $40.7 million (12 / 154,287)
    13. Jason Aldean - $40 million (59 / 984,229)
    14. Lady Antebellum - $38.4 million (88 / 860,065)
    15. Red Hot Chili Peppers - $34 million (42 / 549,028)
    16. Brad Paisley - $33.8 million (51 / 485,852)
    17. Nickelback - $33.8 million (50 / 492,492)
    18. Trans-Siberian Orchestra - $33.4 million (99 / 673,575)
    19. Elton John - $32.9 million (38 / 240,381)
    20. Justin Bieber - $30.7 million (29 / 402,710)
    21. Rod Stewart - $30.2 million (35 / 201,912)
    22. Neil Diamond - $29.9 million (30 / 317,824)
    23. Pearl Jam - $27.4 million (11 / 337,613)
    24. Taylor Swift - $26.3 million (21 / 285,715)
    25. Rascal Flatts - $26.2 million (45 / 612,243)

    Wow, some of those show numbers differ quite a bit from the ones I found. I looked on each bands website and counted 2012 tour stops. Oh well, who knows. As Zach said, still a great showing by VH.

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    RW was packing soccer stadiums throughout Central and South America - not to mention arenas and a few stadiums in North America. As much as I love Van Halen, The Wall live is on a whole 'nother level when it comes to a live show.

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    O.K. Right off the bat, most VH shows this year were pretty much 90% full, at medium priced tickets. So what does that tell you. There are 12000 to 15000 ticket buying fans in each city they played this year.

    Imagine if ALL those ticket buyers actually bought the new album. If they arranged a situation where each ticket included a copy of the new album, wouldnt that of boosted the sales. I would bet, many of the ticket buyers, do not but cds, and probably just go to the show for fun, not even really knowing who they are seeing. O.K., that's an overexageration, but you know what I mean.

    If you count success and artistic acheivement by ticket and cd sales, to validate your appreciation of the musical acts you enjoy and support, then what you are doing, is providing creedence to the idea that what sells and makes the most money is best.

    So why the fuck would any true music fan give a flying fuck about that. Really. Who gives a shit.

    Van Halen played live to full houses all year playing the catalog to fans that appreciate them to the fullest, and some other people too, that go to all the shows, just for the hell of it.

    O.K, then, I'm unable to articularly solidify my opinion into a short post, so I'll just say this.

    I saw David Lee Roth live on June 27 th 2003 at the Orpheum on Granville Street in Vancouver B.C. Canada on his Diamond Dave tour. There were about 4000 people at that show, on one the of the hottest nights of the year at the time. Whether or not that tour made a list of the top tours doesn't mean shit. What matters is the rock and roll fans get their ya ya's out and have a good time and hopefull remember it the next day, and cherish the memory on You tube if they so choose to desire.

    I'll tell ya what, I forgot my point. Long live Rock and Roll.
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