Bon Jovi Has 2013's Top-Grossing Tour

Record-high worldwide ticket sales puts the band ahead of Beyonce, Justin Bieber and others.
 Sante D'Orazio

Bon Jovi not only has the year's top tour, but the rock band achieved a career high in 2013.

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.

Beyonce came in second with $188.6 million. She ended her tour last week in Brooklyn. Pink, Justin Bieber and Bruce Springsteen round out the top five.

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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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