Roger Waters has been tearing down "The Wall" at concert venues around the world this year, while blowing up the box office at the same time. The former Pink Floyd singer/bassist's The Wall Live trek easily tops Pollstar's mid-year list of the most successful global tours. More than 1.4 million tickets were sold for the outing, which grossed a whopping $158.1 million.
Finishing a distant second were Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, whose tour grossed $79.9 million internationally during the first six months of 2012.
Other artists landing high on the Pollstar worldwide tally include Van Halen at #6 with $44.9 million in sales receipts, Paul McCartney at #9 with $40.1 million in sales, Elton John at #11 with $37.4 in sales and Red Hot Chili Peppers at #18 with $24.7 million in sales.
Meanwhile, the King of Pop proved that, even after death, he still has the magical ability to sell concert tickets, as Cirque du Soleil's Michael Jackson: The Immortal production tops Pollstar's list of the most successful North American tours of the first half of 2012. The extravaganza's performances grossed $78.5 million in the U.S. and Canada.
Waters landed at #2 on the domestic tally, with Van Halen finishing third, Springsteen and the E Streeters seventh and Elton eighth.
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