June 25, 2016  

Madonna's 'MDNA' Ranks as No. 1 Concert Tour of 2012

December 17, 2012 (3:45 am) GMT
The Material Girl's 2012 tour 'MDNA' might just be the highest-grossing concert tour of all-time.

Controversial pop icon has added another feather on her cap by topping this year's list of highest-grossing concert tours. According to Billboard, her world tour brought in the most money this year, reaching an incredible $228 million in revenues, besting rock and roll legend 's total of $198 million from his "The Wrecking Ball" tour with The E Street Band.

Madonna handily beat her younger contemporary, the equally-controversial , who only managed to secure the no. 6 spot with $124 million from her "Born This Way Ball" tour. The notorious Material Girl is consistently in the headlines by making controversial stunts in her shows, like brandishing a gun onstage in Denver only shortly after the Colorado shooting during "" movie premiere, and handing out pink anti-homophobia wristbands to Russian fans.

With seventy more shows still lined up and potentially $450 million in total earnings, the "MDNA" tour may end-up as the all-time highest-grossing live act. The record is currently held by Irish rock band for their "360 Degrees" tour which grossed a whopping $736 million from a total of 110 shows.

Other top acts in this year's list of highest-grossing tours include established artists with $186 million and with $147 million. Teen sensations and also made it to the prestigious list, raking in $30 million and $26 million respectively.

More Madonna News

TODAY'S HEADLINES

  1. Steven Tyler Confirms Aerosmith's 2017 Farewell Tour
  2. 'Rogue One' Releases More New Photos. Also Get Detail of Mon Mothma's Bigger Role
  3. Taylor Swift Flies to U.K. to Meet Tom Hiddleston's Mom. See Picture of Their Happy Outing
  4. 'Game of Thrones' Season Finale Won't Slow Down the Pace, People Will Die
  5. Audrina Patridge and Fiance Welcome Baby Girl Kirra Max
  6. Getting Married? Tyga Calls Kylie Jenner His 'Wifey'
  7. Christina Aguilera Performs 'Change' on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!' to Support Orlando
  8. Justin Bieber's Music Video Vixen Xenia Deli, 26, Marries 62-Year-Old Man in Lavish Wedding