Published on July 20th, 2012 | by Daniel0
The Wall Tour by Roger Waters has been Named the Highest Grossing of 2012 So Far
The Wall Tour seems to be bringing the bucks for Roger Waters. It has been identified as the highest grossing event of its kind so far this year. The Pink Floyd member is enjoying a really great renaissance. Billboard undertook the research which showed the tour accumulate a healthy return. The artist is out on the road touring with his re-imagined vision of the Pink Floyd Wall Tour of 1980-1981. Although the event was iconic, it was ultimately a tragic undertaking. So far Waters has earned $131.4 million for an event that run from the 1st of November 2011 right up to the 31st of May 2012. They sold up to 1.2 million tickets.
Who else made it to the top of the sellout pile?
The second place in the listings was taken by Cirque du Soleil’s take on a dead star. ‘Michael Jackson: The Immortal Tour’ raked in $68.4 million in the same period as Water’s tour. Meanwhile Bruce Springsteen got $52.4 million with his Wrecking Ball tour. Here is a rundown on the top ten so far.
1. Roger Waters: The Wall ($131.4 million)
2. Michael Jackson: The Immortal Tour by Cirque du Soleil ($68.4 million)
3. Bruce Springsteen ($52.4 million)
4. Jay-Z/Kanye West: The Throne ($46 million)
5. Lady Gaga ($44 million)
6. Van Halen ($38.6 million)
7. Trans-Siberian Orchestra ($33.4 million)
8. Taylor Swift ($26.3 million)
9. Pearl Jam ($25.4 million)
10. Andre Rieu ($25.3 million)
The Boxscore Billboard has reported these figures. As you can see Roger Waters has a comfortable lead, having made nearly two times what his nearest rival made. His concert in London featured guest appearances by the surviving members of Pink Floyd including Nick Mason and David Gilmour. The audience was absolutely ecstatic and that is probably one of the reasons why the entire tour is making the big bucks.
The fans are attracted by the nostalgia
In 2010 Roger Waters announced that this would be his last-ever tour but later on he said that he had not yet made up his mind. He was particularly surprised by the response to his outdoor tours. Of course we have to remember that this is one of the most expensive forms of music releases and Waters says that they are still figuring out whether it makes sense to tour Europe in 2013. The other stars have the rest of the year to catch up with the leader on the bestselling list.