Bon Jovi made the most money on the road in 2013. The New Jersey band’s “Because We Can” trek is leading “Pollstar’s” 2013 Year-End Top 20 Worldwide Tours” list. Over the past 12 months, the group performed 102 shows in 97 cities, and earned 259-point-five-million-dollars. Beyonce has the number two spot on the list, with earnings of 188-point-six-million-dollars. Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band just played 46 concerts in 2013, but made 145-point-four-million to land in fifth place behind Pink and Justin Bieber. Cirque du Soleil’s “Michael Jackson: The Immortal” and Depeche Mode also make the top ten.
Paul McCartney and the Rolling Stones are just falling short of the top ten. The former Beatle only played 29 concerts, which earned 113-point-five-million-dollars to put him at number eleven. The Stones follow in 12th place. Their 20 concerts this year raked in 110-point-three-million. Fleetwood Mac, Roger Waters, and Elton John are in the top 20 as well. Pollstar.com adds that it was a record year for the concert industry, with the top 20 tours generating two-point-43-billion-dollars from ticket sales. That’s a 24-percent increase over the 2012 total.
This article was written by dudley