McCartney, who performed in 14 cities during the year, just missed the top 10, placing 11th in the year's top 50 worldwide shows with a gross of $56.9 million, according to Pollstar. Fans bought 416,682 tickets to his shows.
The former Beatle ranked behind, in descending order, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Elton John, Metallica, Kenny Chesney/Tim McGraw, Cirque du Soleil's “Michael Jackson: The Immortal,” Lady Gaga, Coldplay, Roger Waters, Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band, and the top-grossing act of the year, Madonna, who took home $296.1 million.
The average ticket price for a McCartney show was $136.64, Pollstar said. The Rolling Stones had the highest average ticket price for the year with $529.51. According to the New York Post, the average ticket price for the year dropped 60 cents from 2011 to $85.93.
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