Pollstar have released their list of the top 50 worldwide musical tours of 2012 based on ticket sales and Madonna is #1 after generating 296.1 million dollars over 67 shows. Rock music did very well as it claimed 20% of the list. GRD bands appearing in the top 50 include Metallica at #8, Red Hot Chili Peppers at #10, Van Halen at #15, Nickelback at #18, Radiohead at #21, The Black Keys at #27, Scorpions at #38, and Aerosmith at #44.

Here is the top 10 with gross in millions...

1. Madonna $296.1
2. Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band $210.2
3. Roger Waters $186.4
4. Coldplay $171.3
5. Lady Gaga $161.4
6. Cirque du Soleil - "Michael Jackson: The Immortal" $140.2
7. Kenny Chesney / Tim McGraw $96.5
8. Metallica $86.1
9. Elton John $69.9
10. Red Hot Chili Peppers $57.8

Visit Pollstar for the top 50 grossing worldwide tours of 2012.