Bon Jovi won 2013.
In terms of Worldwide tours, Bon Jovi came out on top. Bon Jovi grossed 259.5 million on 102 shows last year. The bands tour took them to locations that the band has been absent for many years. These locations include Wales, South Africa, Bulgaria and Poland.
The The top 20 worldwide tours of 2013 made $2.43 billion, compared to $1.96 billion in worldwide sales in 2012, which is a 24% increase.
In North America only, Taylor Swift came out on top earning $112.7 million beating Bon Jovi who earnted 107.3 million
The Top 10 Worldwide tours are as follows
#10 One Direction
Total Gross: 114.0 Million
The band has toured each year since 2011. Their second tour “Take Me Home” consisted of 131 shows and ended in November 2013. Their third tour called “Where We Are” will commence April 2014 and run thru October 2014
#9 Depeche Mode
Total Gross: 119.6 Million
#8 Taylor Swift
Total Gross: 131.0 Million
Swift’s third leg of her tour starts in Febuary and would take her to Europe to perform in London and Berlin
#7 Cirque Due Soleil
Total Gross: 133.4 Million
Total Gross: 141.9 Million
The tour was in support of her album Unapologetic. The tour began on March 8 in Buffalo, NY and ended on November 15, in New Orleans LA.
#5 Bruce Springsteen
Total Gross: 145.4 Million
# 4 Justin Bieber
Total Gross: 169.0 Millions
The tour began in 2012, playing 35 shows. There were 7 cancelled shows.
Total Gross: 170.6 Millon
Total Gross: 188.6 Million
When tickets for the show went on sale, 12 cities were sold out within minutes, prompting additional dates added to the itinerary
#1 Bon Jovi
Total Gross: 259.5
The band had to cancel/postpone 4 shows due to Tico Torress appendectomy