Published Dec 31, 2013We recently saw a list of the highest-paid musicians, and it's no surprise to see some of those artists reemerge in Pollstar's rankings of the year's top-grossing tours.
Topping the Pollstar Year End Top 20 Worldwide Tours list are Bon Jovi, who raked in a whopping $259.5 million. Behind them are Beyoncé with $188.6 million and Pink with $170.6 million.
The top-earning Canadian on the list is Justin Bieber, who ranked fourth with $169 million. Rounding out the Top 5 is Bruce Springsteen with $145.4 million.
The Boss isn't the only classic rock radio favourite to make the Top 20, though, as other big-earners include Paul McCartney, the Rolling Stones, Fleetwood Mac, Roger Waters and Elton John.
The list also includes Muse, Jay Z and Justin Timberlake. Plus, Rihanna and Bruno Mars both made the cut, which presumably softens the blow of having been named this year's most-pirated musicians.
See the full rankings over at Pollstar.
This was a particularly good year for the concert industry; combined, the Top 20 earned $2.43 billion, which is a 24 percent increase over the Top 20's earnings in 2012.