Thursday, January 3, 2013
METALLICA, VAN HALEN, THE SCORPIONS & AEROSMITH = Most Successful Live Bands Of 2012
According to industry tracker Pollstar, METALLICA, VAN HALEN and AEROSMITH were the most successful live bands within the Heavy Music realm in 2012. Madonna, whose 2012 tour earned $296.1 million from 88 shows, was the highest grossing musical act.
The "Top 50 Worldwide Tours" earned a combined gross of $3 billion, which was down about 2 percent from $3.07 billion in 2011.
Total tickets sold info:
- 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.
Here are the Heavy Metal/Hard Rock artists on Pollstar's 2012 "Top 50 Worldwide Tours" chart:
#8 - METALLICA: $86.1 million from 30 shows
#15 - VAN HALEN: $49.9 million from 50 shows
#38 - SCORPIONS: $32.7 million from 74 shows
#44 - AEROSMITH: $31 million from 33 shows
Photo credit: Zulie Alvarez