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Bon Jovi Claims The Title For Highest Grossing Tour In 2013

NEW YORK (VIP-NEWS) — US rock band Bon Jovi had the biggest international music tour of the year, according to Billboard magazine`s 2013 rankings.

The group played to more than two million fans during 90 sell-out shows, grossing $205m.

Cirque Du Soleil`s Michael Jackson The Immortal World Tour was second on the list, followed by singer Pink.

The Rolling Stones were the highest placed British act – at number six – raking in $126m from 23 shows.

They finished behind Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band, who were fourth on the list after grossing $147m from 53 shows.

Rihanna was at number five in the rankings after she played to more than 1.5m fans during the year, bringing in £137m.

It is the third time a tour by Bon Jovi has finished as Billboard`s highest grossing of the year.

The band – which is fronted by Jon Bon Jovi – previously achieved the feat in 2008 and 2010.

This year`s "Because We Can" tour began in February and finishes at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane, Australia, on Tuesday.

Other British, or part-British bands, to make the Billboard list included Depeche Mode at number nine, Pink Floyd`s Roger Waters (11), boy band One Direction (12), Paul McCartney (16), Fleetwood Mac (17) and heavy metal band Iron Maiden at 25.

The lone classical musician to make the list was Dutch violinist Andre Rieu, who came in 20th place after raking in nearly $50m from his 70 performances.