The year 2013 was a very successful one for Beyonce. Not only did her recently released self-titled album go platinum within six days after release, but she was also listed as number 2, on Pollstar’s top 20 worldwide tours in 2013. The top American music icon landed the second position by earning a whopping $188 million from her Mrs Carter tour.

The fist position went to Bon Jovi who made about $259.5 million from tours. And this is their all time highest earning from tours. The third position went to Pink, who earned about $170 million from her 2013 tours.

There were also a few newcomers who graced the Pollstar top 20 list. The UK boy band group, One Direction took the 10th position by earning a total of $114 million from their 2013 tour, while Bruno Mars grabbed the 17th position by earning about $72.4 million from tours as well.

Cirque de Soleil also shined on the list by grabbing the 7th position with about $133.4 million earnings from their “Michael Jackson: The Immortal” tour, as well as the 20th position by earning $61.7 Million from their “Corteo” tour.

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See below, the complete list of Pollstar’s Top 20 Worldwide Tours 2013

  1. Jon Bon Jovi – $259.5 Million.
  2. Beyonce’s Mrs. Carter – $188 Million.
  3. Pink – $170 million.
  4. Justin Bieber – $169 Million.
  5. Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band – $145.4 Million.
  6. Rihanna – $141.9 million.
  7. Cirque de Soleil – “Michael Jackson: The Immortal” – $133.4 Million
  8. Taylor Swift – $131.0 Million.
  9. Depeche Mode – $119.6 Million
  10. One Direction – $114.0 Million
  11. Paul McCartney – $113.5 Million
  12. The Rolling Stones – $110.3
  13. Muse – $103.9 Million
  14. Fleetwood Mac – $94.3 Million
  15. Kenny Chesney – $90.9 Million
  16. Roger Waters – $81.0 Million
  17. Bruno Mars – $72.4 Million
  18. Jay Z/Justin Timberlake – $69.0 Million
  19. Elton John – $65.9 Million
  20. Cirque de Soleil – “Corteo” – $61.7 Million

Sourced from Pollstar’s 2013 Top 20 Worldwide Tours Chart and article.


  1. Hard work pays. It might take some time, but with consistency, passion and dedication, you’re sure to get there. Kudos @Beyonce.

  2. I am truly pleased to read this. It’s your time. Enjoy every moment of it, cos some day, it’ll all be over.

  3. Good blog! I really love how it is simple on my eyes and the data are well written. I’m wondering how I might be notified when a new post has been made. I have subscribed to your RSS feed which must do the trick! Have a great day!

  4. Nice one. She’s very good at what she’s doing. So, there are no surprise she keeps on appearing at the top of almost every list.

  5. Ride on lady Bey. Keep on doing what you know how to do and let them jealous ones bow down for the queen.

  6. Good one Quuen Bey. You are an icon when it comes to entertainment. So this is expected. Congrats and keep on doing what you know how to do best.

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