If you think the music memorabilia market is solely based around the big acts of the 50s and 60s, then think again.
Casting my eye down Billboard magazine’s list of the highest grossing tours of last year, two names leapt off the page from a potential investment standpoint…
Highest grossing tours of 2012
1. Madonna – £140.9m ($226m)
2. Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band – £122.9m ($197.2m)
3. Roger Waters – £115m ($184.4m)
4. Michael Jackson Immortal World Tour by Cirque Du Soleil – £90.9m ($145.7m)
5. Coldplay – £90.8m ($145.6m)
6. Lady Gaga – £77m ($123.5m)
7. Kenny Chesney & Tim McGraw – ($95.4m)
8. Van Halen – £33.5m ($53.7m)
9. Jay-Z & Kanye West – £29m ($46.5m)
10. Andre Rieu – £28.9m ($46.3m)
Madonna and Michael Jackson.
Two stars whose memorabilia has been performing superbly in recent years.
And these latest figures are hugely encouraging for investment-minded collectors, as they demonstrate the continued appetite for these performers among the general public, the same public who will bid on their memorabilia and push prices higher over the coming years.
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