Bon Jovi has year's top-grossing global tour

Bon Jovi has year's top-grossing global tour
In this picture made available Sunday, May 19, 2013, US singer Jon Bon Jovi performs on stage as part of his "Because we can" tour in Munich, southern Germany, Saturday, May 18, 2013. (AP Photo/dpa, Marc Mueller)
NEW YORK (AP) — Bon Jovi not only has the year's top tour, but the rock band has achieved a career high.

The New Jersey-based act's worldwide tour grossed $259.5 million this year, topping Pollstar's annual top 20 list and setting a record for the band itself.

Beyonce is second with $188.6 million. She ended her tour last week in Brooklyn, N.Y. Pink, Justin Bieber, and Bruce Springsteen round out the top five.

The global concert business scored a record year with the top 20 tours, earning $2.43 billion in primary ticket sales. It generated $1.96 billion last year.

The top 20 list also included Taylor Swift, Elton John, Rihanna, Depeche Mode and One Direction. The Rolling Stones' comeback tour ranked twelfth, a notch under Paul McCartney.