Bon Jovi Has Year's Top-Grossing Global Tour

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    Jon Bon Jovi performs on stage during his "Because We Can: The Tour" tour in support of his new album "What About Now" at the Air Canada Centre on Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013, in Toronto.

    Bon Jovi not only has the year's top tour, but the rock band has achieved a career high.

    The New Jersey-based act's worldwide tour grossed $259.5 million this year, topping Pollstar's annual top 20 list and setting a record for the band itself.

    Beyonce is second with $188.6 million. She ended her tour last week in Brooklyn, N.Y. Pink, Justin Bieber, and Bruce Springsteen round out the top five.

    The global concert business scored a record year with the top 20 tours, earning $2.43 billion in primary ticket sales. It generated $1.96 billion last year.

    The top 20 list also included Taylor Swift, Elton John, Rihanna, Depeche Mode and One Direction. The Rolling Stones' comeback tour ranked twelfth, a notch under Paul McCartney.