Springsteen tops tour earning chart
Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band made $199m on tour during 2012, more than any other rock band, in a chart compiled by Billboard.
Roger Waters – last month named the top-earning touring rock artist of the year – came second with a gross of $186m, with Van Halen third with $54m.
Springsteen visited the UK earlier this year, performing a show in London’s Hyde Park, where an encore jam with Paul McCartney was cut short by curfew regulations.
Former Pink Floyd mainman Waters recently announced plans to bring an open-air version of his The Wall tour to London.
Van Halen, who released comeback album A Different Kind Of Truth earlier this year, were forced to curtail their touring plans after Eddie Van Halen fell ill.
Pop star Madonna topped the overall poll, bringing in $228m.
Billboard’s highest-grossing rock tours 2012
1. Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band: $199m
2. Roger Waters: $186m
3. Van Halen: $54m
4. Dave Matthews Band: $41m
5. Red Hot Chili Peppers: $33m
6. Nickelback: $33m
7. Trans-Siberian Orchestra: $33m
8. Rod Stewart: $30m
9. Pearl Jam: $27m