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Jan 3

Taylor Swift & Kenny Chesney Among Top 20 Worldwide Tours of 2013

Taylor Swift & Kenny Chesney Among Top 20 Worldwide Tours of 2013

Taylor Swift photo courtesy of Erickson Public Relations.

Taylor Swift and Kenny Chesney have landed on Pollstar’s Top 20 Worldwide Tours of 2013. The year was a record one for the global concert industry with the Top 20 Tours taking in $2.43 billion in primary ticket sales, a 24 percent increase over 2012, according to Pollstar. Taylor’s RED Tour came in at No. 8 on the list while Kenny’s No Shoes Nation Tour came in at No. 15.

Bon Jovi was the top tour of the year. The band’s $259.5 million total gross was not only the most for any artist across all genres, it was also the band’s highest in its career. Newcomers to the list included One Direction at No. 10 and Bruno Mars at No. 17.

Other notable names on the list include Beyonce, P!nk, Justin Beiber and Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band, who make up the rest of the Top 5 behind Bon Jovi. Justin Timberlake, The Rolling Stones and Fleetwood Mac are also among the Top 20. See the full list here.

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Posted at 12:07 pm, January 3, 2014 | Permalink

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