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

Image courtesy of AEG Live (via ABC News Radio)
Image courtesy of AEG Live (via ABC News Radio)

Bon 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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