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Pollstar's Mid-Year Charts for 2013 proves what we already know: Classic Rockers rule.
Bon Jovi leads the pack with their Because We Can Tourat the No. 1 position on Pollstar's "Top 100 Worldwide Tours" with almost 1.5 million tickets sold through 60 shows in 58 cities. The band grossing an average of $2.45 million per show.
Right behind Bon Jovi at No. 2 are the band’s fellow Jersey-natives Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band, who sold a total of 969,504 tickets for 31 shows in 21 cities and made almost $5 million per show.
At No. 3 on the “Top 100 Worldwide Tours” list is the Rolling Stones, whose 50 & Countinganniversary tour also put them at No. 1 on Pollstar's "Top North American Tours." They achieved this number by charging an average ticket price of $350, which allowed them to gross an estimated $8 million per the 18 shows that they performed in North America.
Taylor Swift was the only pop artist to break up the Classic Rock take over of tours.
Fleetwood Mac, Paul McCartney, Eric Clapton, The Who, and Neil Young also made the Top Tour list.