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Madonna had the top-grossing tour of 2012

Call it the Super Bowl bump?

Billboard has announced the list of the 2012′s top-grossing tours, and it looks like Madonna is at the top. Her Madgesty sold out all 72 of the shows she played this year, grossing a grand total of $228,406,085 over the year. Interestingly, her new album  MDNA only landed at No. 44 on the year-end Billboard 200 chart, moving 521,000 units in the U.S. as of December.

After Madonna on the top-grossing tours list is Bruce Springsteen, whose raked in just shy $200 million this year with his Wrecking Ball tour. (He did, however, beat Madonna in overall attendance by about 500,000 people. Like Madonna, he also played 72 shows.) Roger Waters came in third with roughly $186 million (and nearly 50,000 more in attendance than Madge). Michael Jackson The Immortal World Tour by Cirque Du Soleil came in fourth place with about $147 million for the year, which just edged No. 5 Coldplay by roughly $100,000.

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Rolling Stones expands anniversary tour, add Brooklyn date

Are the Rolling Stones going artisanal?

After watching tickets to their four-date 50th anniversary tour sell like hotcakes, the Stones have announced that they’ll be playing an additional fifth show for fans — in Brooklyn.

According the band’s site, Mick and the boys will be playing the borough’s new Barclays Center on Dec. 8, the Saturday before their two dates at the Prudential Center in New Jersey. (The first two concerts of the band’s victory lap will take place at London’s O2 Arena.) Presale tickets for the Brooklyn show begin tomorrow at 10 a.m. EST, while general tickets will be up for grabs starting the morning of Monday, Nov. 19.

And they’re not the only Brits invading Brooklyn that month: Coldplay recently announced that they, along with Jay-Z, will be playing Barclays Center on New Year’s Eve.

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The Civil Wars cancel tour, cite 'irreconcilable differences'

Grammy-winning duo The Civil Wars have canceled their upcoming tour dates, citing irreconcilable differences.

The folk-pop duo Joy Williams and John Paul White released a statement Tuesday announcing that because of “internal discord and irreconcilable differences of ambition” they were unable to “continue as a touring entity at this time.” READ FULL STORY

TLC won't stop chasing waterfalls, plans first new album in 10 years

Break out your baggy pants and bra tops — TLC is making a comeback album.

At least, T and C are. Rozonda “Chilli” Thomas and Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins announced this weekend in Liverpool that they’re hard at work on a series of projects — including their first new album in 10 years, a tour, and a VH1 biopic that will dramatize the events already told in Behind the Music‘s best-ever episode. While this news is exciting, it’s also bittersweet for fans who know the girl group can never truly be what it once was — TLC’s third member, Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes, died in a car crash in Honduras 10 years ago.

Still, the remaining members seem confident about their new album. “We’re going to still sound like TLC, evolving to whatever level we need to be at this time,” T-Boz told Rolling Stone. READ FULL STORY

Taylor Swift announces 'Red' tour dates

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Taylor Swift will launch a stadium and arena tour in March 2013 to support her new album, Red. Fifty-eight dates, covering 45 cities in 29 states and three provinces, are now listed on her website, and the first tickets will go on sale Nov. 16. Swift has asked that each show include tickets for under $50. She’ll play nine stadiums including Detroit’s Ford Field, Dallas’s Cowboys Stadium, Toronto’s Rogers Centre, Winnipeg’s Investors’ Group Field, Vancouver’s BC Place Stadium, Pittsburgh’s Heinz Field, Philadelphia’s Lincoln Financial Field, Foxborough, Mass.’s Gillette Stadium, and Chicago’s Soldier Field. See the dates below. READ FULL STORY

Brian Wilson on being 'fired' from the Beach Boys: 'I was completely blindsided'

If there’s a lesson to be learned from the last few days in the saga of the Beach Boys, it’s that when dealing with conflict, it’s probably best to just sit down and talk about it, rather than release competing articles in the Los Angeles Times and make us feel sad for everyone involved.

Last week, Beach Boy Mike Love (who, like Axl Rose before him, controls the rights to the name of the band that made him famous) wrote a lengthy piece in the Times about how, contrary to the reports in the mean old media, he did not “fire” Brian Wilson from the group for a run of tour dates in the fall.

Not to be outdone, Wilson countered with a lengthy newspaper-hosted diatribe of his own this morning. “As far as I know I can’t be fired—that wouldn’t be cool,” Wilson wrote. “The negativity surrounding all the comments bummed me out. What’s confusing is that by Mike not wanting or letting Al, David and me tour with the band, it sort of feels like we’re being fired.” READ FULL STORY

George Michael cancels tour dates to seek treatment for anxiety

George Michael is canceling Australian shows so he can get treatment for major anxiety he’s suffered since a serious health scare last year.

The singer said on his website he had hoped making music and performing would be enough to work through it but that he underestimated how hard his recovery would be. READ FULL STORY

Justin Bieber has a license to ill, throws up on stage

And remarkably, he didn’t even have to stop singing!

While performing “Out of Town Girl” during the opening night of his much-anticipated Believe tour in Glendale, Ariz., Justin Bieber turned his back on the crowd, hunched over, and barfed on stage.

Though Bieber quickly trotted away following the incident, according to reports, he returned a short while later and asked the crowd, “Will you love me even though I’m throwing up on stage?” (I’m going to venture a guess and say, yes, Justin, they will.)

“Getting better for tomorrow’s show!!!” Bieber tweeted after the concert. “And …. Milk was a bad choice! Lol,” he added.

You know what was a good choice, though? That backing track! Not even a little bit of puke could stop that track from delivering Beiber’s smooth “vocals” to the crowd. Good job, backing track. You kept the words flowing out of Justin’s mouth, even as a whole lot of other stuff was flowing out, too.

Sarcasm aside, we do feel a little bit bad for Bieber. Getting sick is no fun — especially on a stage in front of 15,000 screaming fans. Watch the video (if you can stomach it) below: READ FULL STORY

Brian Wilson, other Beach Boys get fired from the Beach Boys

Summer is over, which means that the days are getting shorter, the weather is chillier, and the relationships between members of the Beach Boys are pretty much falling apart.

The Beach Boys’ 50th anniversary reunion tour is wrapping up in London this week, though “The Beach Boys” will continue to tour throughout the fall. The twist? Mike Love, who controls the rights to the group’s name, is sending home cornerstone member Brian Wilson, along with fellow Boys Al Jardine and David Marks.

Love will be touring as the Beach Boys with Bruce Johnson and a back-up band that may or may not include Uncle Jesse.

“I’m disappointed and can’t understand why he doesn’t want to tour with Al, David and me,” Wilson told CNN. “We are out there having so much fun. After all, we are the real Beach Boys.”

The announcement came just after the group celebrated the opening of an exhibit dedicated to their five decade career at the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles.

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Madonna: 'For better or for worse, we have a black Muslim in the White House' -- VIDEO

Does Madonna actually think Barack Obama, a practicing Christian, is secretly Muslim? Or does she just enjoy poking fun at those who do? Regardless, she’s on the president’s side — though Obama’s campaign might not want her to be.

At a concert in Washington, D.C. last night, Madonna refrained from taking swipes at Elton John or Lady Gaga. Instead, she took a cue from her politically-charged surroundings, pausing at one point to drink some water and muse about the sorry state of our government. After name-checking Abraham Lincoln and Martin Luther King, Jr. — “They killed him, as they do,” she said about both men — Madge got a little more optimistic: “It is so incredible to think that we have an African-American in the White House,” she said enthusiastically as the crowd cheered. “Those fine human beings did not die for nothing!”

That would have been the perfect time to stop talking. Instead, Madonna elected to say this: “So y’all better vote for f–ing Obama, okay? For better or for worse, all right, we have a black Muslim in the White House, okay? Now that is some sh–. That’s some amazing sh–. It means there is hope in this country. And Obama is fighting for gay rights, okay? So support the man, goddamnit!”

Er… yeah. Again, it’s tough to tell whether Madonna meant the “black Muslim” thing to be sarcastic — but either way, her comments are pushing our love over the borderline. Check out a video of Madonna’s speech (including some NSFW language) after the jump. READ FULL STORY

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