15 Biggest Tours Of The Year 2013

Find out which artists had the most sell-out shows and the highest grossing tours

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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