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.