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Pollstar, the concert- industry tracking magazine, has released the top grossing worldwide concert



Published: Tue, January 1, 2013 @ 12:00 a.m.

Pollstar, the concert- industry tracking magazine, has released the top grossing worldwide concert tours of 2012. They are:

v Madonna’s “MDNA”: $296.1 million

v Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band: $210.2 million

v Roger Waters: $186.4 million

v Coldplay: $171.3 million

v Lady Gaga: $161.4 million

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Green Day adds Pittsburgh to tour

LOS ANGELES

Green Day is going back out on the road.

The Grammy-winning punk band announced new tour dates Monday, including a March 31 stop at Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh.

The band canceled the rest of its 2012 club schedule and postponed the start of a 2013 arena tour after singer-guitarist Billie Joe Armstrong’s substance abuse problems emerged publicly in September when he had a profane meltdown on the stage of the iHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas.

Armstrong told fans in a statement Monday that he’s “getting better every day” and “the show must go on.”

The tour is scheduled to begin March 28 at the Allstate Arena in Chicago.

Among the canceled shows was a Jan. 30 stop at Wolstein Center in Cleveland. Refunds will be given at the point of purchase.

The band released its most recent album, “Tre,” on Dec. 11, more than a month ahead of schedule.

Kim Kardashian: ‘We feel so blessed’

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J.

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are feeling lucky about their first child together.

“It’s true,” the 32-year-old reality TV star said in a statement on her site Monday. “Kanye and I are expecting a baby. We feel so blessed and lucky and wish that in addition to both of our families, his mom and my dad could be here to celebrate this special time with us.”

Kardashian’s father, Robert Kardashian, died in 2003. West’s mother, Donda West, died in 2007.

Kardashian added in the blog post that she was “looking forward to great new beginnings in 2013 and to starting a family.”

The 35-year-old rapper revealed to a crowd of more than 5,000 in song form at a concert Sunday that his girlfriend is pregnant. Kardashian was in the crowd at Revel Resort’s Ovation Hall with her mother, Kris Jenner, and West’s mentor and best friend, Jay-Z.

The news instantly went viral online, with thousands posting and commenting on the expecting couple.

Most of the Kardashian clan tweeted about the news, including Kim’s sisters. Kourtney Kardashian wrote: “Another angel to welcome to our family. Overwhelmed with excitement!”

West told concertgoers to congratulate his “baby mom” and that this was the “most amazing thing.”


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