Many complained in Charlotte (and other cities) about Madonna's tardiness. She took the stage around 11 PM at Time Warner Cable Arena and that miffed many fans.
But, that apparently did not stop people from coming to her shows.
Madonna grossed $228,406,085 at her concerts in 2012 making her tour the best selling tour of the year.. She performed at 72 shows and each one was a sellout. Over 1.6 million people went to Madonna shows in 2012.
Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band has the second best selling tour grossing $199 million. Roger Waters, the Michael Jackson Immortal World Tour by Cirque De Soleil, and Coldplay rounded out the top five. See the top 25 list here.