Bon Jovi is top tour of 2013

Bon Jovi is top tour of 2013

BIG TOUR BUCKS: Bon Jovi performs at Ethiad Stadium on the Because We Can tour, Melbourne, Australia, Saturday, Dec. 7. Photo: Associated Press

Bon Jovi’s Because We Can: The Tour has been named the highest-grossing trek of 2013.

The “Livin’ On a Prayer” hitmakers have been performing across the world since February, and although they suffered a setback when guitarist Richie Sambora quit the trek in April to spend more time with his daughter, the rockers have still managed to pull in the crowds – the concerts banked the band a staggering $205 million, making it the most lucrative tour this year, according to Billboard magazine.

The huge figure places the group way ahead of the second-placed show – the Cirque Du Soleil’s Michael Jackson The Immortal World Tour brought in $157 million.

Pop superstar Pink took third place with $147.9 million from her The Truth About Love shows, narrowly beating Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band’s Wrecking Ball gigs at four with $147.6 million.

Rounding out the top five is Rihanna’s Diamonds World Tour, which earned $137 million.

The Rolling Stones ($126 million), Taylor Swift ($115 million) and Beyonce ($104 million) also made the list.

Recent Headlines

in Entertainment

Today in entertainment history: Nov. 25


A look at the Hollywood headlines that went down in history.

in Entertainment

The first word of the new ‘Star Wars’ movie is …


Director J.J. reveals the first word spoken in "Star Wars: The Force Awakens," which hits theaters next month.

in Entertainment

Jennifer Lawrence named entertainer of the year


The star is one of the biggest and bankable actresses in Hollywood and has featured in a number of blockbusters including the "X-Men" franchise and "The Hunger Games" films.

in Music

Billy Gibbons goes jazz


The ZZ Top guitarist didn't really think about ever playing jazz until he was invited last year to play the Havana Jazz Festival.

in Entertainment

‘Rocky’ successor ‘Creed’ highlights Philadelphia’s revival


Adonis Johnson, the son of Balboa rival-turned-mentor Apollo Creed, leaves behind a life of privilege to walk in the footsteps of a father he never knew.