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15 Biggest Tours Of The Year 2013

  • There were some absolutely huge tours in 2013 - and here's a run down of the biggest, according to Billboard. Starting the countdown of the top 15, grossing £42 million, all 14 of Jay-Z & Justin Timberlake's 'Legends of the Summer' shows sold out. 622,559 fans saw the tour worldwide.

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    Added: 15 Jul 2013

  • 14. All 16 of the concerts on Madonna's tour were sell-outs and every single one of the 577,169 people who bought a ticket attended. Her tour grossed £47 million.

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    Added: 18 Jul 2012

  • 13. Nearly a million fans saw Justin Bieber's 'Believe' tour this year despite 10 of his shows not selling out. The tour grossed £47 million.

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    Added: 07 Nov 2013

  • 12. Only 43 out of 81 concerts on One Direction's 'Take Me Home' tour sold out, but they still played to 1,223,144 screaming fans and grossed £48 million.

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    Added: 13 Apr 2012

  • 11. Pink Floyd's Rogers Waters made £49 million from touring this year. None of his 'The Wall' shows sold out, but he still played to 830,123 people.

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    Added: 20 Jan 2011

  • 10. Making £55 million from touring, 31 out of 44 of US country singer Kenny Chesney's 'No Shoes Nation' shows sold out. He played to 1,186,925 people this year.

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    Added: 16 Dec 2013

  • 9. Depeche Mode played to 1,390,141 people across the globe. 51 out of their 54 'The Delta Machine' shows sold out, meaning the tour made a total gross of £61 million.

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    Added: 18 Jul 2013

  • 8. Selling out 40 out of 59 worldwide shows, Beyoncé's 'Mrs Carter' tour grossed £63 million and was seen by 883,062 people. With her recently released 'surprise' new album she'll be touring into 2014.

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    Added: 30 Apr 2013

  • 7. Taylor Swift's 'RED' tour grossed £70 million. Her 66 gigs were all sell-outs with the pop star playing to 1,363,510 fans.

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    Added: 20 May 2013

  • 6. All 23 of the Rolling Stones' 50th anniversary gigs sold out in 2013, with 326,998 attendees. The tour grossed a huge £77 million.

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    Added: 09 Jul 2013

  • 5. With 87 shows across the globe, Rihanna's 'Diamonds' tour was epic. The singer played to 1,595,161 fans, making a total gross of £84 million.

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    Added: 14 Jul 2013

  • 4. Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band played to 1,389,778 fans on their 'Wrecking Ball' tour. It grossed £90 million even though only 36 of the 53 worldwide shows were sell-outs.

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    Added: 05 Nov 2012

  • 3. 1,581,939 fans went to see P!nk's 'The Truth About Love' tour, with only three of her 114 shows not selling out. It grossed £90 million.

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    Added: 16 Dec 2013

  • 2. Cirque Du Soleil's 'Michael Jackson The Immortal World Tour' never sold out, but 1,425,442 people went to see it overall. The show grossed £96 million.

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    Added: 16 Dec 2013

  • 1. Grossing £125 million, Bon Jovi's 'Because We Can' tour was the most successful of the year. He played 90 sellout shows to 2,178,170 fans.

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    Added: 17 Jun 2013