Although these are American figures and totals, they still make interesting reading..
Apparently classic rock is still all the rage, as three classic rock acts have topped Pollstar’s list of top-earning tour performers of 2013 thus far. Bon Jovi, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band and the Rolling Stones make up the top three acts on Pollstar’s newly-released list of the Top 100 Worldwide Tours of the first half of 2013. The rankings are based on the gross amount of funds each tour produced from January 1 to June 30.Pollstar’s highest grossing touring acts of 2013 includes Bon Jovi, Bruce Springsteen, the Rolling Stones
Bon Jovi comes in at No. 1 on the tally, with a total of $142.1 million in gross revenue and an average ticket price of $95.60. Meanwhile, Springsteen and the E Street Band are No. 2 on the list with a gross amount of $103.9 million. The Rolling Stones round out the top 3 with $87.7 million.
Other classic rock acts who made it onto Pollstar’s list include Fleetwood Mac (N. 9 on the tally with $58.1 million), Paul McCartney (who landed No. 16 with $43.5 million), Elton John (No. 21 with $30.7 million), Eric Clapton (No. 24 with $28.4 million) and the Who (No. 22 with $23.5 million).
Some alternative acts also made the list, including Depeche Mode (No. 7 with $60.9 million), the Killers (No. 25 with $28.3 million), Muse (No. 30 with $25.1 million) and the Cure (No. 41 with 18.3 million)