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

  1. Bon Jovi
  2. Beyoncé
  3. Pink
  4. Justin Bieber
  5. Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band
  6. Rihanna
  7. Cirque du Soleil’s Michael Jackson: The Immortal
  8. Taylor Swift
  9. Depeche Mode
  10. One Direction
  11. Paul McCartney
  12. The Rolling Stones
  13. Muse
  14. Fleetwood Mac
  15. Kenny Chesney
  16. Roger Waters
  17. Bruno Mars
  18. Jay Z and Justin Timberlake
  19. Elton John
  20. Cirque du Soleil’s Corteo