Billboard Declares Top 25 Earning Music Tours of 2013 [Full List]

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Bon Jovi performing in Milan, Italy on June 29th 2013. Credit: Robbrock1

Billboard listed the top 25 money making tours from 2013 today, and declared hair metal band Bon Jovi to be the top earner. The band from New Jersey took top spot, grossing over $200 million without founding lead guitar player Richie Sambora.

In an article called “ The Year In Touring 2013: Behind The Numbers,” Billboard reported that 2013 was actually a record setting year for the touring concert industry, since they started keeping track in 2009:

2013 Boxscore reports soared to a record level of $4.8 billion in gross ticket sales worldwide. That’s up nearly 30% from last year and up 9% over the biggest Boxscore year ever—2009—the year before the touring bubble burst after a decade of growth…

… In fact, with all the non-reporting tours, concerts, events, soft-ticket shows, casinos, private concerts and international plays, the touring industry is surely at its highest level ever, with fans worldwide ponying up a conservative Billboard estimate of more than $15 billion annually for the in-the-moment experience that only live performance can offer.

The last is dominated by American pop and rock acts, with a few English acts in there as well. One of the biggest surprises may be Dutch violin player André Rieu and country artist Jason Aldean. Check out the full list below, and check out the full article at Billboard.com.

1
Bon Jovi
Total Gross: $205,158,370
Total Attendance: 2,178,170
Total Capacity: 2,178,170
No. of Shows: 90
No. of Sellouts: 90

2
Michael Jackson The Immortal World Tour
By Cirque Du Soleil
Total Gross: $157,299,100
Total Attendance: 1,425,442
Total Capacity: 1,853,022
No. of Shows: 205
No. of Sellouts: 0

3
P!nk
Total Gross: $147,947,543
Total Attendance: 1,581,939
Total Capacity: 1,583,801
No. of Shows: 114
No. of Sellouts: 111

4
Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band
Total Gross: $147,608,938
Total Attendance: 1,389,778
Total Capacity: 1,454,499
No. of Shows: 53
No. of Sellouts: 36

5
Rihanna
Total Gross: $137,982,530
Total Attendance: 1,595,161
Total Capacity: 1,600,851
No. of Shows: 87
No. of Sellouts: 84

6
The Rolling Stones
Total Gross: $126,182,391
Total Attendance: 326,998
Total Capacity: 326,998
No. of Shows: 23
No. of Sellouts: 23

7
Taylor Swift
Total Gross: $115,379,331
Total Attendance: 1,363,510
Total Capacity: 1,363,510
No. of Shows: 66
No. of Sellouts: 66

8
Beyoncé
Total Gross: $104,358,899
Total Attendance: 883,062
Total Capacity: 934,021
No. of Shows: 59
No. of Sellouts: 40

9
Depeche Mode
Total Gross: $99,972,733
Total Attendance: 1,390,141
Total Capacity: 1,400,298
No. of Shows: 54
No. of Sellouts: 51

10
Kenny Chesney
Total Gross: $90,932,957
Total Attendance: 1,186,925
Total Capacity: 1,214,694
No. of Shows: 44
No. of Sellouts: 31

11
Roger Waters
Total Gross: $81,305,650
Total Attendance: 830,123
Total Capacity: 915,081
No. of Shows: 27
No. of Sellouts: 0

12
One Direction
Total Gross: $78,311,383
Total Attendance: 1,223,144
Total Capacity: 1,236,308
No. of Shows: 81
No. of Sellouts: 43

13
Justin Bieber
Total Gross: $77,423,264
Total Attendance: 959,886
Total Capacity: 982,523
No. of Shows: 65
No. of Sellouts: 55

14
Madonna
Total Gross: $76,752,277
Total Attendance: 577,169
Total Capacity: 577,169
No. of Shows: 16
No. of Sellouts: 16

15
Jay Z & Justin Timberlake
Total Gross: $69,753,905
Total Attendance: 622,559
Total Capacity: 622,559
No. of Shows: 14
No. of Sellouts: 14

16
Paul McCartney
Total Gross: $69,584,403
Total Attendance: 565,705
Total Capacity: 566,696
No. of Shows: 21
No. of Sellouts: 15

17
Fleetwood Mac
Total Gross: $61,899,473
Total Attendance: 554,548
Total Capacity: 579,480
No. of Shows: 45
No. of Sellouts: 13

18
Maroon 5
Total Gross: $54,354,974
Total Attendance: 930,953
Total Capacity: 933,867
No. of Shows: 60
No. of Sellouts: 57

19
Dave Matthews Band
Total Gross: $52,960,667
Total Attendance: 882,287
Total Capacity: 1,152,025
No. of Shows: 61
No. of Sellouts: 17

20
André Rieu
Total Gross: $49,983,266
Total Attendance: 484,599
Total Capacity: 558,467
No. of Shows: 70
No. of Sellouts: 5

21
Jason Aldean
Total Gross: $47,814,095
Total Attendance: 1,004,303
Total Capacity: 1,043,158
No. of Shows: 62
No. of Sellouts: 42

22
Lady Gaga
Total Gross: $46,957,070
Total Attendance: 544,333
Total Capacity: 550,122
No. of Shows: 23
No. of Sellouts: 22

23
Bruno Mars
Total Gross: $46,417,795
Total Attendance: 666,926
Total Capacity: 668,110
No. of Shows: 48
No. of Sellouts: 44

24
Luke Bryan
Total Gross: $45,558,589
Total Attendance: 1,143,727
Total Capacity: 1,153,536
No. of Shows: 75
No. of Sellouts: 65

25
Iron Maiden
Total Gross: $44,980,749
Total Attendance: 684,200
Total Capacity: 764,186
No. of Shows: 34
No. of Sellouts: 13

 

Concert calendar

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Date
Event
Tickets
Friday,
Oct 24th
Jason Aldean, Florida Georgia Line & Tyler Farr at AT&T Center in San Antonio
Saturday,
Oct 25th
Fleetwood Mac at TD Garden (Fleet Center) in Boston
Sunday,
Oct 26th
Fleetwood Mac at Canadian Tire Centre (formerly Scotiabank Place) in Ottawa
Wednesday,
Oct 29th
Fleetwood Mac at Wells Fargo Center – PA in Philadelphia
Friday,
Oct 31st
Fleetwood Mac at Verizon Center – DC in Washington
Saturday,
Nov 1st
Fleetwood Mac at XL Center – (Formerly Hartford Civic Center) in Hartford
Monday,
Nov 10th
Fleetwood Mac at MTS Centre in Winnipeg
Wednesday,
Nov 12th
Fleetwood Mac at SaskTel Centre (formerly Credit Union Centre) in Saskatoon
Wednesday,
Nov 12th
Fleetwood Mac at Credit Union Centre – Saskatchewan Place in Saskatoon
Friday,
Nov 14th
Fleetwood Mac at Scotiabank Saddledome (Formerly Pengrowth Saddledome) in Calgary
Saturday,
Nov 15th
Fleetwood Mac at Rexall Place in Edmonton
Tuesday,
Nov 18th
Fleetwood Mac at Rogers Arena in Vancouver
Thursday,
Nov 20th
Fleetwood Mac at Tacoma Dome in Tacoma
Saturday,
Nov 22nd
Fleetwood Mac at Moda Center at the Rose Quarter (formerly Rose Garden) in Portland
Monday,
Nov 24th
Fleetwood Mac at Sleep Train Arena (formerly Power Balance Pavilion) in Sacramento
Tuesday,
Nov 25th
Fleetwood Mac at SAP Center (formerly HP Pavilion) in San Jose
Friday,
Nov 28th
Fleetwood Mac at The Forum – CA in Inglewood
Saturday,
Nov 29th
Fleetwood Mac at The Forum – CA in Inglewood
Tuesday,
Dec 2nd
Fleetwood Mac at Viejas Arena At Aztec Bowl (formerly Cox Arena) in San Diego
Wednesday,
Dec 3rd
Fleetwood Mac at Oracle Arena in Oakland
Saturday,
Dec 6th
Fleetwood Mac at The Forum – CA in Inglewood
Sunday,
Dec 7th
Fleetwood Mac at Honda Center (formerly Arrowhead Pond) in Anaheim
Wednesday,
Dec 10th
Fleetwood Mac at US Airways Center in Phoenix
Friday,
Dec 12th
Fleetwood Mac at Pepsi Center – Denver in Denver
Sunday,
Dec 14th
Fleetwood Mac at American Airlines Center in Dallas
Monday,
Dec 15th
Fleetwood Mac at Toyota Center – TX in Houston
Wednesday,
Dec 17th
Fleetwood Mac at Philips Arena in Atlanta
Friday,
Dec 19th
Fleetwood Mac at BB&T Center (Formerly BankAtlantic Center) in Sunrise
Saturday,
Dec 20th
Fleetwood Mac at Amalie Arena (formerly Tampa Bay Times Forum) in Tampa
Friday,
Jan 16th
Fleetwood Mac at Xcel Energy Center in Saint Paul
Saturday,
Jan 17th
Fleetwood Mac at Pinnacle Bank Arena in Lincoln
Tuesday,
Jan 20th
Fleetwood Mac at Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids
Thursday,
Jan 22nd
Fleetwood Mac at Madison Square Garden in New York
Saturday,
Jan 24th
Fleetwood Mac at Boardwalk Hall Arena – Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City
Sunday,
Jan 25th
Fleetwood Mac at Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale
Wednesday,
Jan 28th
Fleetwood Mac at Dunkin Donuts Center in Providence
Saturday,
Jan 31st
Fleetwood Mac at First Niagara Center (formerly HSBC Arena) in Buffalo
Tuesday,
Feb 3rd
Fleetwood Mac at Air Canada Centre in Toronto
Thursday,
Feb 5th
Fleetwood Mac at Centre Bell in Montreal
Saturday,
Feb 7th
Fleetwood Mac at Mohegan Sun Arena – CT in Uncasville
Sunday,
Feb 8th
Fleetwood Mac at Prudential Center in Newark
Wednesday,
Feb 11th
Fleetwood Mac at Wells Fargo Arena – IA in Des Moines
Thursday,
Feb 12th
Jason Aldean, Tyler Farr & Cole Swindell at Bon Secours Wellness Arena (formerly Bi-lo Center) in Greenville
Thursday,
Feb 12th
Fleetwood Mac at BMO Harris Bradley Center in Milwaukee
Friday,
Feb 13th
Fleetwood Mac at Air Canada Centre in Toronto
Saturday,
Feb 14th
Fleetwood Mac at Allstate Arena in Rosemont
Tuesday,
Feb 17th
Fleetwood Mac at KFC Yum! Center in Louisville
Wednesday,
Feb 18th
Fleetwood Mac at Quicken Loans Arena (formerly Gund Arena) in Cleveland
Thursday,
Feb 19th
Jason Aldean, Tyler Farr & Cole Swindell at CenturyLink Center – LA in Bossier City
Sunday,
Mar 1st
Fleetwood Mac at Frank Erwin Center in Austin
Saturday,
Mar 7th
Fleetwood Mac at Time Warner Cable Arena (formerly Charlotte Bobcats Arena) in Charlotte
Sunday,
Mar 8th
Fleetwood Mac at Thompson Boling Arena in Knoxville
Wednesday,
Mar 11th
Fleetwood Mac at Verizon Arena (formerly Alltel Arena) in North Little Rock
Thursday,
Mar 12th
Fleetwood Mac at Chesapeake Energy Arena (formerly Oklahoma City Arena) in Oklahoma City
Sunday,
Mar 15th
Fleetwood Mac at John Paul Jones Arena in Charlottesville
Tuesday,
Mar 17th
Fleetwood Mac at Greensboro Coliseum in Greensboro
Wednesday,
Mar 18th
Fleetwood Mac at Bridgestone Arena (Formerly Sommet Center) in Nashville
Friday,
Mar 27th
Fleetwood Mac at Scottrade Center in Saint Louis
Saturday,
Mar 28th
Fleetwood Mac at Sprint Center in Kansas City
Tuesday,
Mar 31st
Fleetwood Mac at INTRUST Bank Arena in Wichita