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(Steve Griffin | The Salt Lake Tribune) Jon Bon Jovi embraces the crowd during a concert at EnergySolutions Arena in Salt Lake City on April 17, 2013.
Bon Jovi has year’s top-grossing global tour

First Published Dec 31 2013 11:58 am • Last Updated Jan 02 2014 02:23 pm

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.

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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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