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Bon Jovi re-affirms status as highest-grossing tour act

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Dec 31, 2013 | 8:26am EST

Rockers Bon Jovi have ended 2013 on a career high after banking $259.5 million (£173 million) to score the year's highest-grossing tour. The Livin' On A Prayer hitmakers have been trekking across the globe on their Because We Can: The Tour shows since February (13), and their huge success has landed them the top spot in Pollstar.com's annual list. The figure is a record for the stars themselves, despite guitarist Richie Sambora quitting the gigs in April (13) to spend more time with his daughter. Beyonce's The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour, which kicked off in April, was a distant second with a haul of $188.6 million (£125.7 million), while Pink claimed third place with $170.6 million (£113.7 million) for her The Truth About Love tour. Justin Bieber and Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band rounded out the top five, while Rihanna, Taylor Swift and One Direction also placed high on the list. The Pollstar data re-affirms Bon Jovi's status as the highest-earning touring act of the year - Billboard magazine editors also honoured the band with the same title in early December (13).

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