With 2013 done and 2014 in full swing, Billboard runs down the top 25 tours of last year… with some surprising names.
Rocker Bon Jovi tops the list, performing 90 shows in 2013, garnering more than 2.1 million attendees, and grossing over $205 million.
At #2 is Cirque Du Soleil’s Michael Jackson The Immortal World Tour, which garnered over 1.4 million attendees and a total gross of over $157 million.
At #3 was Pink with over $147 million; Bruce Springsteen comes in at $3 with just over $147 million as well; and Rihanna closes out the top 5 with her 2013 Diamonds World Tour grossing nearly $138 million and 1.6 million concertgoers.
Others on the list includes Beyonce at #8 with just over $104 million in gross ticket sales for her Mrs. Carter Show Tour; Jay Z & Justin Timberlake’s Legends of the Summer Stadium Tour was the #15 tour of 2013 with nearly $70 million; and Justin Bieber lands at #13 with nearly $78 million total.
The list also includes Madonna, One Direction, Maroon 5, and Bruno Mars, among others. See the full list at Billboard.com.