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Bon Jovi, Bruce Springsteen, Rolling Stones Among Top Earning Touring Acts for First Half of 2013

AEG LiveBon Jovi, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band and The Rolling Stones are the top-earning tour performers so far in 2013.  That's according to Pollstar, the concert industry trade publication, which has just released its mid-year list of the Top 100 Worldwide Tours.

Pollstar has ranked this year's outings based on the gross amount of money each tour generated from January 1 to June 30.

Bon Jovi leads the list, having earned $142.1 million in gross revenue.  That's with an average ticket price of $95.60.  Springsteen and his group finish at #2 after pulling in $103.9 million.  The Stones come in at #3, with $87.7 million.

Other veteran rock artists who've been successful road warriors during the first half of 2013 include Fleetwood Mac, who was #9 on the tally with $58.1 million; Paul McCartney, who landed at #16 with $43.5 million; Elton John at #21 with $30.7 million; Eric Clapton at #24 with $28.4 million; and The Who at #22 with $23.5 million.

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