Bon Jovi top tour earnings chart
They might be living through a sever round of personal issues – but Bon Jovi are still riding high when it comes to ticket sales.
And after raking in $142.1m over six months on the road, they’ve generated nearly $40m more than second-placed Bruce Springsteen.
At first glance that lets number-three band the Rolling Stones, with their notorious ticket pricing, off the hook – but Mick Jagger’s outfit lead the pack when it comes to income per show.
The Stones made an average of $7.96m at each concert, compared with $4.95 for Springsteen and $2.45m for Bon Jovi.
And while Paul McCartney is further down the top ten at number five in sales, he’s at number two in terms of gross per show at $3.95m.
Fleetwood Mac, Eric Clapton, Muse, The Who, Neil Young and Dave Matthews fill the rest of the top ten when it comes to rock bands.
But most of them have a long way to go if they want to compete with pop stars Justin Bieber ($69.9m in six months), Pink ($61.1m) and Taylor Swift ($58.5m).
Pollstar say: “January through June 2013 resulted in the top 50 worldwide tours selling nearly $1.85 billion in tickets – a 23% rise from the same period one year ago.
“Total tickets sold during the first six months jumped when compared to last year – the figure rose 10.5% to 21 million, even though the average price increased by 11.5% to $88.03.”
Top earning rock bands over past 6 months
|Band||Total||Avg ticket price||Total sold||Per show|
|1. Bon Jovi||$142.1m||£95.60||1.4m||$2.45m|
|2. Bruce Springsteen||$103.9m||$107.19||969,000||$4.95m|
|3. Rolling Stones||$87.7m||$346.09||253,000||$7.97m|
|4. Fleetwood Mac||$58.1m||$107.80||539,000||$1.38m|
|5. Paul McCartney||$43.5m||$129.58||336,000||$3.95m|
|6. Eric Clapton||$28.4m||$89.18||318,000||$0.92m|
|8. The Who||$23.5m||$98.36||239,000||$0.90m|
|9. Neil Young||$19.1m||$97.88||195,000||$1.06m|
|10. Dave Matthews||$18.6m||$55.87||333,000||$1.16m|