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Bon Jovi is top tour of 2013

Bon Jovi is top tour of 2013

BIG TOUR BUCKS: Bon Jovi performs at Ethiad Stadium on the Because We Can tour, Melbourne, Australia, Saturday, Dec. 7. Photo: Associated Press

Bon Jovi’s Because We Can: The Tour has been named the highest-grossing trek of 2013.

The “Livin’ On a Prayer” hitmakers have been performing across the world since February, and although they suffered a setback when guitarist Richie Sambora quit the trek in April to spend more time with his daughter, the rockers have still managed to pull in the crowds – the concerts banked the band a staggering $205 million, making it the most lucrative tour this year, according to Billboard magazine.

The huge figure places the group way ahead of the second-placed show – the Cirque Du Soleil’s Michael Jackson The Immortal World Tour brought in $157 million.

Pop superstar Pink took third place with $147.9 million from her The Truth About Love shows, narrowly beating Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band’s Wrecking Ball gigs at four with $147.6 million.

Rounding out the top five is Rihanna’s Diamonds World Tour, which earned $137 million.

The Rolling Stones ($126 million), Taylor Swift ($115 million) and Beyonce ($104 million) also made the list.

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