Sell Outs! The 20 Highest-Grossing Concert Tours Of 2013

  • Jason Aldean

  • Dave Matthews

  • Maroon 5

  • Fleetwood Mac

  • Paul McCartney

  • Jay Z Justin Timberlake

  • Madonna

  • Justin Bieber

  • One Direction

  • Roger Waters

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  • Depeche Mode

  • Beyonce

    RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – SEPTEMBER 13: Singer Beyonce performs on stage during a concert in the Rock in Rio Festival on September 13, 2013 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Buda Mendes/Getty Images)

  • Taylor Swift

  • The Rolling Stones

  • Rihanna

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  • Pink

  • Michael Jackson Cirque

  • Bon Jovi

Usually rock stars tend to get offended if you label them a sell-out, but not when you’re referring massive stadium shows! Music fans were spoiled this past year with some truly awesome concert tours making their way around the world, and now we’ve decided to take a look back at some of the highest grossing of 2013. There were many to choose from, but the top earner may surprise you…

Beyonce’s Mrs. Carter World Tour has thrilled fans from the moment she announced it during her Super Bowl set in February, while Rihanna has been unapologetically sexy (and occasionally tardy) all over the globe with her Diamonds Tour. Justin Timberlake teamed up with Jay Z for the Legends Of Summer tour, and Fleetwood Mac reunited with Stevie Nicks on vocals for the first time in years. Young ’uns like Taylor Swift and One Direction tore it up on tour, but old timers like Paul McCartney and The Rolling Stones proved that they could still bring it. Head up to the gallery above and see if your faves made the list. All in all, it’s enough to get us excited for another year of live music in 2014!

[Photo: Getty Images]

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