POLLSTAR TOP 50 WORLDWIDE CONCERT TOURS OF 2012

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Pollstar has just released its exclusive *2012 Top 50 Worldwide Tours
Chart* as a preview to its full year-end research coming in early
January. The chart is attached as a pdf to this email. 
This is the only concert industry chart that covers the entire calendar
year.  All figures have been converted to U.S. dollars and represent the
total face-value gross ticket sales for all dates played.  The Pollstar
database includes specific sales figures for nearly 90% of all shows worked
by the top attractions and projections were made for any of the unreported
dates. 
Madonna grossed $296.1 million to easily claim the No. 1 spot on the
chart.  Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band claimed the second slot at
$210.2 million.  Both acts played to more than 2 million fans in 2012.
Roger Waters generated $186.4 million to come in at No. 3.  He is also the
highest ranking hold-over from the 2011 chart where he placed No. 5 with a
gross of $103.6 million.  Proving there is a global diversity of
attractions, only 13 artists from 2011 made this year's Top 50.  It is also
worth noting that the global brand strength of Cirque du Soleil has never
been greater with 8 different touring shows ranking on the chart. 
The Top 50 Worldwide Tours did a combined gross of $3 billion which was
down about 2% from $3.07 billion in 2011. 
Total tickets sold was 34.9 million which continued the decline from 35.48
million the previous year and is well off the pace from 2009 when the Top
50 sold 45.3 million.  The average global ticket price was $85.93 which was
down 60 cents from last year but still well above the $73.83 charged in the
more robust year of 2009. 
Pollstar's full research package including the Top 200 Tours of 2012, most
active venues and concert promoters, and analysis of the worldwide industry
is scheduled for release on January 4. 
Pollstar has just released its exclusive *2012 Top 50 Worldwide Tours
Chart*as a preview to its full year-end research coming in early
January.  The
chart is attached as a pdf to this email. 
This is the only concert industry chart that covers the entire calendar
year.  All figures have been converted to U.S. dollars and represent the
total face-value gross ticket sales for all dates played.  The Pollstar
database includes specific sales figures for nearly 90% of all shows worked
by the top attractions and projections were made for any of the unreported
dates. 
Madonna grossed $296.1 million to easily claim the No. 1 spot on the
chart.  Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band claimed the second slot at
$210.2 million.  Both acts played to more than 2 million fans in 2012.
Roger Waters generated $186.4 million to come in at No. 3.  He is also the
highest ranking hold-over from the 2011 chart where he placed No. 5 with a
gross of $103.6 million.  Proving there is a global diversity of
attractions, only 13 artists from 2011 made this year's Top 50.  It is also
worth noting that the global brand strength of Cirque du Soleil has never
been greater with 8 different touring shows ranking on the chart. 
The Top 50 Worldwide Tours did a combined gross of $3 billion which was
down about 2% from $3.07 billion in 2011. 
Total tickets sold was 34.9 million which continued the decline from 35.48
million the previous year and is well off the pace from 2009 when the Top
50 sold 45.3 million.  The average global ticket price was $85.93 which was
down 60 cents from last year but still well above the $73.83 charged in the
more robust year of 2009. 
Pollstar's full research package including the Top 200 Tours of 2012, most
active venues and concert promoters, and analysis of the worldwide industry
is scheduled for release on January 4.