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Paul McCartney concerts just miss top 10 of 2012's top worldwide tours

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Paul McCartney did five shows in North America and 16 concerts worldwide in 2012, but they still showed a solid ranking in the year's top worldwide tours by Pollstar, WFJA reported Tuesday.

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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