Home News TV Listings Movies Oscars Music Video Photos Radio Book Club Life & Style

Music News

Bon Jovi not exactly living on a prayer

1 of 1 Bon Jovi had the biggest-grossing tour of 2013
Bon Jovi had the biggest-grossing tour of 2013

New Jersey rockers Bon Jovi made a cool $205 million (€149m) on their 2013 world tour, beating the likes of The Rolling Stones and Pink in Billboard magazine's end of year highest-grossing rankings.

Jon and boys are the biggest international touring act of the year despite the fact that guitarist Richie Sambora was not on board for the global jaunt.

They sold $205,158,370 (€149,231,019.36) worth of tickets: $60m more than the next-biggest touring musician, P!nk, and a total that amounts to almost $2.3m (€1.6m) per concert.

They're not exactly living on a prayer - three of their last four tours have seen similar results.

Billboard says that the second-most successful tour of 2013 was Cirque du Soleil's Immortal, a travelling circus show based on the music of Michael Jackson. P!nk is next on the list, followed by Bruce Springsteen and Rihanna.

Despite playing only 23 concerts this year, the Rolling Stones come in at number six.

add your own comment
User contributions and/or comments do not, unless specifically stated, represent the views of RTÉ.ie or RTÉ.
Click here for Terms of use