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Tour Preview: Why 2012 Is Shaping Up to Be a Monster Year

Bruce Springsteen, the Rolling Stones, Lady Gaga, Madonna and more are planning to hit the road
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The ancient Mayans supposedly predicted that the world was going to end in 2012. That might explain why so many giant touring acts seem to be hitting the road next year. (They want to make their money while they still can.) Some acts like U2 and AC/DC may be taking the year off, but many of the other biggest names in the business seem to be gearing up for tours – even if they publicly refuse to admit it at this point. Here's a guide to the biggest (likely) tours of 2012.

By Andy Greene

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