Bon Jovi has year's top-grossing global tour
Beyoncé, Pink, Justin Bieber, Bruce Springsteen also score during a record year
Bon Jovi not only has the year's top tour, but the rock band has achieved a career high.
The New Jersey-based act's worldwide tour grossed $259.5 million US this year, topping Pollstar's annual top 20 list and setting a record for the band itself.
Beyoncé is second with $188.6 million US. She ended her tour last week in Brooklyn, New York.
Pink, Justin Bieber, and Bruce Springsteen round out the top five.
The global concert business scored a record year with the top 20 tours, earning $2.43 billion US in primary ticket sales. It generated $1.96 billion US last year.
The top 20 list also included Taylor Swift, Elton John, Rihanna, Depeche Mode and One Direction.
The Rolling Stones' comeback tour ranked twelfth, a notch under Paul McCartney.
Pollstar Top 20 worldwide tours of 2013
- Bon Jovi
- Justin Bieber
- Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band
- Cirque du Soleil’s Michael Jackson: The Immortal
- Taylor Swift
- Depeche Mode
- One Direction
- Paul McCartney
- The Rolling Stones
- Fleetwood Mac
- Kenny Chesney
- Roger Waters
- Bruno Mars
- Jay Z and Justin Timberlake
- Elton John
- Cirque du Soleil’s Corteo