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

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.