Bon Jovi has year’s top-grossing global tour

First Published      Last Updated Jan 02 2014 02:23 pm

( Steve Griffin | The Salt Lake Tribune) Jon Bon Jovi embraces the crowd as they sing with Bon Jovi in concert at EnergySolutions Arena in Salt Lake City, Utah Wednesday April 17, 2013.

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 this year, topping Pollstar's annual top 20 list and setting a record for the band itself.

Beyoncé is second with $188.6 million. She ended her tour last week in Brooklyn, N.Y. P!nk, 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 in primary ticket sales. It generated $1.96 billion last year.

The top 20 list also included Taylor Swift, Elton John, Rihanna, Depeche Mode and One Direction. The Rolling Stones' comeback tour ranked 12th, a notch under Paul McCartney.



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