December 16, 2013 9:04

Bon Jovi top list of biggest tours of 2013

The rockers come in ahead of Cirque Du Soleil's Michael Jackson The Immortal World Tour and Pink

Bon Jovi top list of biggest tours of 2013

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Bon Jovi have topped a list of the biggest international tours of the year.

The rockers played to over two million fans across 90 shows in 2013, grossing $205m (£125m), according to Billboard's Top 25 Tours of 2013 list. It is the third time a tour by Bon Jovi has finished as the magazine's highest grossing of the year.

In second place was Cirque Du Soleil's Michael Jackson The Immortal World Tour was second on the list grossing $157m (£96m), followed by singer Pink with $147m (£90m).

The Rolling Stones were the highest grossing British artists on the list, at Number Six, bringing in $126m (£75m) from 23 shows around the world.

They finished behind Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band, who were fourth on the list after grossing $147m (£90m) from 53 shows.
Rihanna was at number five after she played to more than 1.5m fans during the year, bringing in $138m (£85m).

Other British bands, to make the Billboard list included Depeche Mode at Number Nine, One Direction (12), Paul McCartney (16), and Iron Maiden (25).

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