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Bon Jovi top Billboard touring charts for the year

By | Published on Monday 16 December 2013

Bon Jovi

I think we’re all used to ageing rockers topping the touring charts, and this year the accolade goes to Bon Jovi (for the third time no less) who, according to Billboard, grossed $205,158,370 through their live activity this year, putting themselves way ahead of the closest competition, Cirque Du Soleil’s touring Michael Jackson tribute.

Though you might not have guessed that lovely P!nk would come third in this year’s global touring charts, and while that’s in part because, other than the Jackson circus show, she did the most gigs of all the artists in the Billboard Top Ten this year, still, that’s a fine achievement, with all but three of her 114 shows selling out.

And now, the ten biggest tours according to Billboard (with gross income), plus click here for more stats about these acts’ live activity and the rest of the Top 25.

1. Bon Jovi ($205,158,370)
2. Cirque Du Soleil’s Michael Jackson The Immortal World Tour ($157,299,100)
3. P!nk ($147,947,543)
4. Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band ($147,608,938)
5. Rihanna ($137,982,530)
6. The Rolling Stones ($126,182,391)
7. Taylor Swift ($115,379,331)
8. Beyonce ($104,358,899)
9. Depeche Mode ($99,972,733)
10. Kenny Chesney ($90,932,957)