Weigh In: Pollstar Unleashes ‘Top 20 Worldwide Tours Of 2013’ List

Published: Thursday 2nd Jan 2014 by David


The concert tour industry’s leading publication Pollstar has released their ‘Top 20 Worldwide Tours of 2013‘ tally today, listing and celebrating the year’s highest grossing stage showings!

Sure to ruffle a few fan feathers and shed light on just how successful the year was for a certain Beyonce Carter, the list below also proves that all is never at seems in the smoke’n’mirrors employing production that is the music industry.

For, removed from the hype built around them to create the illusion of ‘list topping success’, many of the shows listed below found themselves being outperformed by tours that made major bucks without making major media noise.


All will be explained below…

1. Bon Jovi ($259.5)
2. Beyoncé ($188.6)
3. P!nk ($170.6)
4. Justin Bieber ($169)
5. Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band ($145.4)
6. Rihanna ($141.9)
7. Cirque du Soleil’s Michael Jackson: The Immortal ($133.4)
8. Taylor Swift ($131)
9. Depeche Mode ($119.6)
10. One Direction ($114)
11. Paul McCartney ($113.5)
12. The Rolling Stones ($110.3)
13. Muse ($103.9)
14. Fleetwood Mac ($94.3)
15. Kenny Chesney ($90.9)
16. Roger Waters ($81)
17. Bruno Mars ($72.4)
18. Jay Z and Justin Timberlake ($69)
19. Elton John ($65.9)
20. Cirque du Soleil’s Corteo ($61.7)

On the list, Live Nation chief executive Michael Rapino shares:

“It’s a global business now, and that wasn’t the case five to 10 years ago — thanks to the Internet, YouTube, Facebook and Twitter. When you realize that someone like Rihanna has 100 million followers and only 30 million of them are in [North] America, now a tour to South America becomes possible because such awareness is built through a whole new social media and Internet delivery system.”

So, let us know…

What do you make of the list?

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  1. Whyteboiswag January 2, 2014


  2. cake like lady gaga January 2, 2014

    ^ a HlV+ f*** TROLL trying to start sh*t, hiding behind Ciara. SMH

  3. Dane January 2, 2014

    By the end of the Mrs. Carter World Tour she will be touching 300 million…..

  4. Brazilian Yoncé!!! January 2, 2014

    Ugh Boni Jovi blocking Beyoncé… Anyways congratulations Queen

  5. Dane January 2, 2014

    Your ignorance is on full display…smh…

  6. Mark111 January 2, 2014

    Big up to all of them. Big ups to Rihanna doing those numbers. I didn’t even know that JB was on tour. P!nk, cause she was an underdog during the 2000’s when Britney and CA was killing. Seeing her career outlasting theirs means a lot, stay true to yourself.

    BEYONCE!!!! Her last tour did 80 million, so for this one to double that is amazing. Super Bowl, huge tour (off the 4 album two years later) and a surprised album, 2013 really was her year.

    I will never understand how you can go to a MJ show without MJ. For you to be gone, yet your shows still on pare with the new gen WITHOUT YOU!!! Now that’s EPIC.

  7. FutureCIARA January 2, 2014

    Ofcourse Bon Jovi is at the top, He has a millionaire audience, his tickets were probably 1k a pop!

    And Kiii at Justin Beiber slaying Rihanna.

    Im surprised at Pink pulling those numbers… I don’t even know what she gives live.. Does she still pull her acrobatic stunts???? …Chile

  8. FutureCIARA January 2, 2014

    When Ciara begins to Tour World Wide with a successful album at hand, it will be easy for her to be listed in the top 20. So don’t worry about where she is on this list Cunnt!

    Her performance speaks for itself.. Ciara’s performance = #Consistency!

  9. Lovebird January 2, 2014

    Rihanna’s career is such an inspiration, there truly is no stopping her.

    Her first movie grossed well over $300 million,

    She has her first ever $100+ million tour gross as the young age of 25 and plays iconic stadiums ala Stade De France, FNB Stadium, Twickenham Stadium (twice); and iconic venues ala Yarkon Park in Israel.

    In a span of 7 years, she has sold well over 150 million records and would have reached the 200 million records sold mark 2 years in her career.

    Rihanna is the only artist who has not left the TOP 40 since 2010, Rihanna is about to snatch Madonna’s wig for most records sold in the UK and her global span doesn’t stop there.

    Rihanna has smash after smash after smash hits in all area codes;


    Rihanna always has a hit somewhere. Rihanna is truly and well an icon and in her own lane. It is amazing just seeing how far she is going even when many want her to fail.

    “Rihanna can never sell tickets for s***”, they said, well here it is.

    Congrats to all (especially P!NK).

  10. FutureCIARA January 2, 2014

    Big shout outs to Bruno Mars!!!

    I would love to see him live, something about him gives me early Michael Jackson!

  11. Stephy Tha Lambily January 2, 2014

    Damn, my motha looks good in that pic tho…

    Yass Motha B…. Yasss

  12. ENOUGH ONIKA (NEW & IMPROVED) January 2, 2014

    Beyonce, when will people be able to have their grow back??! It just DON’T stop! #StayWinning

  13. ENOUGH ONIKA (NEW & IMPROVED) January 2, 2014


  14. Brazilian Yoncé!!! January 2, 2014

    Wow @ Justin & P!nk being higher than Rihanna WOW

  15. ENOUGH ONIKA (NEW & IMPROVED) January 2, 2014

    @Lovebird why are you here???? LOL!!! Weren’t you dragged into rehab on the 23rd of December?? LOL!! I told y’all they NEVER leave when they make a big fuss about doing so! LMFAO!!!

  16. iconic cici January 2, 2014

    Not hoehanna being slayed by bieber Lmao

  17. Brazilian Yoncé!!! January 2, 2014

    Beyoncé won’t stop winning I mean its still the beginning

  18. iconic cici January 2, 2014

    Bon jovi slayin he made 72 million more then number 2. ki

  19. Brazilian Yoncé!!! January 2, 2014

    @Enough Onika
    It won’t stop coming here “IT” doesn’t have a life LMFAO

  20. Lovebird January 2, 2014


    Unlike Britney and CA, P!nk has EVOLVED as a performer. She has moved to creating something amazing.

    What P!NK does on stage is groundbreaking and artistic and is deserving of the ticket price. She is doing something that Britney and Xtina cannot.

    Her music still sounds the same but her art on stage is just absolutely fantastic.

  21. Common Sense January 2, 2014

    At least Beyonce spends some money on stage production that way fans get value for their buck. Unlike Rihanna’s trashy ghetto garbage stage design. Yet sheep are happy to be gauged to watch her point her mic at them for the entirety of the concert. SMH

    Good to see Gods of music on that list though Bon Jovi, Depeche Mode, Muse. When all those fads and/or stds(h***** cough Rihanna cough) disappear they’ll still be topping touring lists.

  22. applause January 2, 2014

    I can’t believe people really went to Mrs.Carter’s recycled ass shows smh the hive are brainwashed fools

  23. Brazilian Yoncé!!! January 2, 2014

    @Iconic Cici
    He had more dates don’t be a dumb fool plus he is a legend with a huge Fan base . Worry about Ciara and her unborn child and her fading career… But I’ll give it to you, you really tried not bad.

  24. My Forehead Tho January 2, 2014

    Death @ the ‘stadium status’ b**** being outgrossed by Mrs. Carter’s greatest hits arena tour.

    Beyonce is officially legend. Name another artist that can have the highest grossing tour and best selling album of the year among the females using only her name to promote it. Ill wait…

  25. Jamie January 2, 2014

    Not @CommonSense coming for Rihanna when it stans for Mooriah someone who has never been a touring force you better cling to Beyonce all of a sudden.

  26. Stephy Tha Lambily January 2, 2014

    Congrats to Justin Bieber. Just went & saw his movie with my Boo… He is funny as s*** & talented but he lacks something IDK. But he has time to grow. I love his new direction in his new music.

  27. Brazilian Yoncé!!! January 2, 2014


    Worry about ARTRAVE and the discounted tickets…. Worry about Lady caca and leave the beyhive alone.

    If people were only worried about “their” faves we would have less arguments and fighting.
    Its simple you’re a “Rihanna stan or Katy Perry or Beyoncé” comment on your fave don’t involve other people and their faves

  28. iconic cici January 2, 2014

    I see Mariah fans bandwagoning for Beyonce now? Lmao desperate lambs

    @BrazilianFraud b**** f*** what your talkin about.

  29. iconic cici January 2, 2014

    Your favs supposed to be king then why she ain’t number 1 im confused. And Rihanna is pathetic getting slayed by Justin bieber is pretty pathetic atleast Bey ahead of him.

  30. Brazilian Yoncé!!! January 2, 2014

    @Iconic Cici
    You’re irrelevant just like your fave… I will pay dust from now on

  31. Real Talent! January 2, 2014

    QUEEN BEY B****’S!!! CONGRATULATIONS!! Fyi her album is SLAYING the hell out of me!!..She definitely came HARD! LOVE THIS WOMAN!

  32. iconic cici January 2, 2014

    @BrazilianYonce and im guessing you dropped outta high school in the 5th grade like your fav right? B**** be gone you ain’t no factor s***.

  33. cake like lady gaga January 2, 2014

    @lovebird never left, his south african study permit had expired so he was deported back to his country of Sudan in some village where they don’t have internet..

    South african universities open next week, so he is back to apply for another study permit and hopefully continue with his studies..

    Welcome back @lovebird.

  34. iconic cici January 2, 2014

    @CAKE can’t wait for the artrave tour it will definitely slay The camel show and diamonds disaster tour.

  35. cake like lady gaga January 2, 2014

    Has the HlV+ f*** from the slums of Rio forgotten that the BTWB was the highest grossing tour of 2012???????

    It took GaGa 4 years in the industry to achieve that, but it took t********* 986752854782 years. Poor dat

  36. cake like lady gaga January 2, 2014

    @iconic no doubt it will, like how the BTWB slayed EVERYONE except Madonna. can’t wait for the meltdowns from the HlV+ f****

  37. Brazilian Yoncé!!! January 2, 2014

    Lmao @Cake Like Lady Caca you went in!!

  38. Brazilian Yoncé!!! January 2, 2014

    The ArtRave has no sold out tickets tho.. I doubt seeing it being successful as BTWB

  39. kim January 2, 2014

    The Carter show is NOT over yet so next Heather will see greater numbers. I remember the countless times of th e navy bashing the beyonce about stadium status and now rihanna getting slated by pink, Justin and others? Oh I thought she was the biggest pop star in the world. I thought she was queen. But queen of what basically.
    I said that when beyonce comes back the navy would see the difference. Now they can’t take it beyonce is on everybody’s mouth like liquor. The navy deserves all the laughs in the world. @rihanna so famous on social media but y’all praise that? She should he number 1. FLOP.
    If beyonce was not taking a month or two breaks she would be number one in 2013 but her numbers will slay next year

  40. iconic cici January 2, 2014

    @Brazilian Yonce yes he did go in on you Rio b**** lol

    @Cake yes!! GaGa can actually put on a show unlike Rihanna and GaGa is creative unlike Beyonce

  41. Nicky January 2, 2014

    Wait wait waitl
    Beyonce team included her festivals lmaoooooo
    108 shows and 8 were festivals. Lmaooooooo

    The Poland festival was 4 million. So that means it’s inflated by at Least 25 million lmaooooooo!!!!! People can do math. Rihanna did 97 shows and 7 were festivals and only 90 shows reported

    So should her festivals be included ??? Lmaooooooo 160 million tour at least lmaooooloo

    Beyonce gonna milk her tour performing new material and calling it the same tour lmaoooooo Rih is on to the next era

  42. kim January 2, 2014

    Lovebirds what inspiration. She is the queen of social media. She has so many popcorn hits and albums. Why can’t she be ahead of these girls. Inspiration my ass. Let’s see how much she will have in her pocket when the money split. The most overrated pop star is rihanna and you know it. She does nothing nor even give her fans a good show.

  43. Nicky January 2, 2014

    Lmaoooooo at iconic cici

    It don’t work like that boo lmaoooooooo

    Look at the average gross per show . Rihanna slayed justin and had way less shows lmaooooolooo sorry booboo

    Did cici bathroom tour gross 2 million??? Lmaooooooo

  44. Molly January 2, 2014

    The best Rihanna could do? All them number 1 hits yet you cant be a number 1 touring force black Madonna my ass Lmao i guess Congratulations Bey but idk why someone would pay to see recycled material #Confused lol

  45. Molly January 2, 2014

    @FutureCiara im so ready for Ciara to go on tour i know it will slay.

    @Nicky did they find the cure to Rihannas h***** yet? get off Ciaras c*** bum b****

  46. kim January 2, 2014

    The Mrs Carter show is not over fools. Let me just say this one more time. In other words beyince slaughtered your fav again. She did it with all the year end list. Album breaking record. She started and finished 2013. Beyonce slayed. She is no2 with an unfinished tour. NOW GO CRY.
    to this gaga fan above me see what happened to artflop, or sorry I mean artpop? Don’t start with tour numbers cause we all don’t know how the tour will roll out.

  47. Nicky January 2, 2014

    Beyonce and her team are sneaky! lmaooooo including festival numbers

    so how much is that 188 m inflated by?

    Because only 100 shows were not festivals. 8 were lmaooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

    Poland festival was added which grossed $4M. But i wannna see more receipts about the bigger festivals lmaooooooooooooooooooo

  48. Nicky January 2, 2014

    @ MOLLY……..

    Clearly that made up sickness didnt stop rihanna from grossing $142m with no promo lmaooooo

    But cici pregnancy and lies to the c squat stopped her from doing $2m lmaooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

  49. kim January 2, 2014

    People pay to see beyonce because she is a fantastic performer. They pay to see her th e same way they would pay to see the legends perform on material that is 2567 years old!! Grow some brains. People should be ashamed to even make statement like that knowing that it outgrossed your fav. That speaks volume

  50. kim January 2, 2014

    Beyonce buried the stadium status b****! Lol

  51. Amanda Bynes January 2, 2014

    @FutureCiara But who’s going to watch Ciara on tour tho? Ciara fans doesn’t support her anymore. #NoShade

  52. Keep Calm January 2, 2014

    Fact #1. Pollstar is not a credible site
    #2. Michael Jackson had the second highest tour this year
    #3. Rihanna is higher in the tour list than both Justin B and beyond say
    Stop getting excited over that fake juice news lol

    Cause it’s really funny watching you fail when trying so hard to Drag Queen RiRi
    Beyonce’s musical inspiration

  53. Molly January 2, 2014

    @Nicky Ciaras not pregnant stop believing everything you read from ghetto blogs the navy is just Jealous Ciara has a man and ring meanwhile no one wants to date or wife up industrypussyhanna stay pressed b****.

  54. Say it January 2, 2014

    The story is not true. RiRi is actually higher on the list than beyonce

  55. Molly January 2, 2014

    @AmandaBynes only support Amanda gets is from mental institutions #NoShade

  56. Brazilian Yoncé!!! January 2, 2014

    Please Rihanna is supposed to be slaying with 2 WW hits “Stay & Diamonds” I expected big numbers from her plus the 777 tour which is one of the biggest Promo in music history

  57. Nicky January 2, 2014

    @ HIM i mean KIM

    Why did Beyonce team include 8 festival shows??

    LMAOOOO she didnt slay rihanna lmaooooooooooooooo
    because rihanna did lower number of shows

    and didnt have expensive tickets to cover an expensive production lmaoooooooooooo

    Beyonce $111 avg ticket price
    Rihanna $85 avg ticket price

    lmaooooooooooooooooooooo Rihanna doesnt need the big production…..she walks on stage and sells out stadiums while your fave gets her wig stuck in fans with all that head twerking lmaoooooooooo # whos the badbitch status

  58. Brazilian Yoncé!!! January 2, 2014

    Where is Rihanna higher than Beyoncé? Receipts please lmao

  59. Nicky January 2, 2014

    lmaoooooooo @brazilian queeen

    wait a 777 tour that she performed for fans lmaooooooooooo

    is not bigger than the superbowl which was performed in front of 110 million people in the US and got coverage outside the US


  60. Molly January 2, 2014

    Lmao the excuse the NiggerNavy is makin mad Beyonce slayed their Alien looking fav.

  61. Name January 2, 2014

    Rihanna will always be better.. That’s why your fave scrap her album
    To copy riri style and swag .. But too bad that can’t be copied

  62. cassie lover January 2, 2014

    Rihanna isn’t even better then Ashanti now sit down fools.. Rihanna has good music but is a pathetic performer, Beyonce music sucks but shes a way better performer so they kinda even each other out Lmao.

  63. Brazilian Yoncé!!! January 2, 2014


    Numbers don’t lie check the scoreboard

  64. Nicky January 2, 2014

    lmaooooooooo @ BRAZLIAN yonce

    Yes numbers dont lie.
    108 shows —-> 8 festivals, 108 shows reported LMAOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

    97 shows, 7 festivals . 90 shows reported

  65. Nicky January 2, 2014


    Cici an icon???? LMAOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO dead at her getting snubbed at the AMA even though rihanna already had the icon award lmaoooooooooooo

    Ciara Body Party Bathroom Tub Tour , so far 3 dates have been played and she grossed $1000 and 6 rubber duckies lmaoooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

    Cici is slaying lmaoooooooooooooooooooooooo

  66. Nicky January 2, 2014

    @ MOLLy NOT Iconic cici

  67. I Been thinking Like Na na na He want that drunk on Love January 2, 2014

    Big up to all of them.

  68. Brazilian Yoncé!!! January 2, 2014


    Lmao they’re are so pressed its so funny .. Loving the Avi gives me high fashion teas

  69. Nicky January 2, 2014

    Ciara opened for Rihanna, Britney Spears

    When is she headlining? LMAOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

    Cici Bathroom tickets on sale at Groupon

    Buy one ticket get a happy meal and deodorant free LMAOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

  70. Nicky January 2, 2014

    LMAO @ BRAZILIAN Pressed how???

    Billboard reported 19 unsold out shows out of 65 for the Mrs Carter tour lmaooooooooooooooooooooo

    Rihanna had 2 unsold out shows for 90 shows LMAOOOOOOO

    And now bey is reporting festival shows lmaooooooooo
    Someone is cheating lmaooooooooooooooooo

  71. Tyler January 2, 2014

    F*** Rihannas generic autotuned albums. She has never put a solid body of work together like Beyonce has. And sit the f*** down with all of those b******* excuses. Beyonce has, is, and always will be a bigger and better tour act that Rihanna #FACT


    Um, b**** didn’t u retire from TGJ on the 23rd or some s***? Why tf r u here? And why r u writing novels, upon novels, upon novels about an artist that u’ve never really cared about??? U said that u were never a Navy Stan but just acted like one because it was a part of ur TGJ persona… Yet here u r. Where they do that at?

  72. h2o January 2, 2014

    KING B!!!!! KEEP DESTROYING!!!!!!!!!!

    Soooooo happy for her!!

    Bruno <3

  73. SLAYRIAH CAREY (TOUR DE FORCE) January 2, 2014


    LOOOL!! Yes daahling!
    You better drag those s***** useless hive h*** and 57K Stans.

  74. SLAYRIAH CAREY (TOUR DE FORCE) January 2, 2014

    That can’t be the real Lovebird. He wouldn’t shade Britney. He drags the hive for her and Rihanna mainly.

  75. Brazilian Yoncé!!! January 2, 2014

    Not Mariah Carey stans talking about tours the irony

  76. Tea4Daze January 2, 2014

    First off to my girl P!nk who is the biggest dark house threat to the entire industry slaying all of your fave without you realizing until the numbers come in kii

    But what I’m most impressed with is what the Live Nation guy saying 10 years ago this wasn’t as possible..yet and still my faves TLC had a record breaking sold out arena tour 14 years ago grossing $75 million…which of course with inflation Would be doing Bon Jovi numbers….#DontForgetHive #BowDown

  77. WHYTEBOISWAG January 2, 2014



  78. WHYTEBOISWAG January 2, 2014







  79. h2o January 2, 2014

    @ Tea4Daze

    D*** isn’t slaying Beyonce. He’s a great touring fource here and there, but Beyonce remains a globally bigger touring artist, and numbers agree.

    And do you really wanna go on and compare Beyonce vs. TLC numbers now?


    – TLC: a [B]band[/B] with only [B]one[/B] local successful tour that was [B]14 years ago[/B] and made only [B]$75 million[/B] (eq. to Bon Jovi numbers my ass hairs)

    – Beyonce: on her [B]3rd globally[/B] successful [B]solo[/B] tour, [B]increasing[/B] demand [B]worldwide[/B], surpassing [B]$250 million[/B] when done in late 2014.

    Like what is there to even compare, much less “bow down to”?

  80. FutureCIARA January 2, 2014


    But DC opened up for TLC back in the days, so what is your point doll??

  81. FutureCIARA January 2, 2014

    @Iconic Ci

    Yes babies, Ciara’s tour will be one to attend!!

    She don’t give bathroom tours, Brandy has all the restrooms booked!!

    Ciara puts on a show!!

    And BTW I would take a Gaga live tour over Rihanna ANYDAY!!!!!!!!!!!
    The only thing exciting about a Rihanna performance is her costumes 50% of the time. Without that just expect dead ass p**** patting, Horrible back up dancers, easy 8counts that Rihanna gets confused about how to execute and also relying on the audience to hit all her notes!!!!

  82. DIGGER BEY January 2, 2014

    Some lesser b**** stan caught my attention. So i will bey back to dragggggg @Nicky and any other dried up c*nt coming for THE QUEEN! @Not Iconic C……Non Factor b**** no u didn’t shade THE QUEEN tour numbers. When Citranny can’t tour Disney World. THE QUEEN 188 MILLION N GROSS made 188 million more than ALL of Citranny non existence tours b****. #STAY N UR LANE NON FACTOR B****

  83. DIGGER BEY January 2, 2014

    GUTTER WOOD RAT FACE H** @Nicky……If that was the case. Shouldn’t Hoeianna and all her Stadiums filled with people out gross THE QUEEN????? B**** u are seeeeeeeeting mad lmao. And why is Justin Bieber SHITTING ALL OVER Rihoeanna tour numbers????? Didn’t she debut n 2005???? U Raggedy Bum B****** will DEAL @ THE QUEEN SLAYING Cumianna! #BOW DOWN TO UR ASHY KNEES

  84. TC!!! January 2, 2014

    rihanna didn’t even have a 100+date tour and she grossed higher than I thought she would that’s a huge accomplishment! I heard shes adding more dates though and the one in Barbados was rescheduled to sometime in 2014.

  85. DIGGER BEY January 2, 2014


  86. DIGGER BEY January 2, 2014

    Bwahahahahahahaha I see MooMoo’s Sad Delusional Pissy stan is preeeeeeeessed NO ONE wants to see her fav on any stage lmaooooooooooo.

  87. DIGGER BEY January 2, 2014

    Milk is pressed. Check the scoreboard above you darling. Furthermore sit and wait for Forbes in June and beyonce to shatter your lessor favs face with her Worldcup performance.

    Don’t ever forget rihanna made history will th the mostnegative tour reviews. Lol. Your excuses for your queens are laughable.

  88. Stephy Tha Lambily January 2, 2014

    DIGGER BEY!!!!

  89. Leon January 2, 2014

    Beautiful pic and Congrats to Beyoncé and others

  90. Nicki is queen other b****** take a seat January 2, 2014

    @digger bey


  91. Soul Inspiration January 2, 2014

    Congrats to all the ladies.
    2013 was a big year for them.
    Taylor Swift
    So why are these lambs becoming part time Bey stans all over a sudden? What a ridiculous group! If Mariah was on the list they would still be tearing all the other girls down,Bey included. Nothing about them is sincere. Don’t Stan for numbers.

  92. Nicky January 2, 2014

    Lmaoooooooooo @ booger Bey lmaooooooo

    U still haven’t answered why 108 shows were reported when she only did 100 non festival shows lmaoooooo I cannnnnnt lmaoooooooooo

    Billboard reported 2 festivals months ago , one was Poland that was $4m

    Rihanna should report her 7 huge festivals lmaooooo

  93. ENOUGH ONIKA (NEW & IMPROVED) January 2, 2014

    i think @Lovebird forgot to change his screen name and email when trying to comment under his new Beyhive stan member name……

  94. HOWYOULIKEIT January 2, 2014

    Rihvember is flopping more and more. Beyonce is outselling her in every aspect: tour or album sales

  95. Loyalty January 2, 2014

    BEYONCÉ! Winning! Now we know who is officially the top female touring act now

    @Nicki everyone includes that why isn’t RIHANNA the so called biggest pop star out grossing her with stadiums STAYYYYY PRESSSED!!!


  96. Loyalty January 2, 2014

    Didn’t Rihanna do some of the biggest stadiums and that’s all she can do? Her fan can stay pressed. I see why… Not even second to Beyonce

  97. RICHIE_RICH January 2, 2014

    Congrats to all…..Shitbird I thought you stated you wasing coming back hmmmmm. @ENOUGH ONIKA girl what name she going by now.

  98. Loyalty January 2, 2014

    This b**** be writing essay but she STILL would have the highest gross regardless. I can’t.

  99. RICHIE_RICH January 2, 2014

    Nicky you’re really making yourself look stupid.

  100. Tasha Mack January 2, 2014

    Not a Ciara stan coming for Brandy!!! At least Brandy can sell out 1,000+ capacity theaters. Ciara’s flop tail couldn’t sell out a hotel lobby. Brandys last three albums have outsold Ciara’s last 3 with no big hits. I think you need to have a seat @FagCiara

  101. MuiMui January 2, 2014

    They all did good, Billboard has
    their Top Tours of 2013 listed
    completely different.
    Don’t Beyonce have 25 dates in 2014,
    to add on making her number One.

  102. Tasha Mack January 2, 2014


  103. MuiMui January 2, 2014

    Rihanna top ten,huh look like the
    Hive hate,lies did not matter at all.

  104. MuiMui January 2, 2014

    Hive, haters keep zhit talking

  105. Tasha Mack January 2, 2014

    Beyonce > Rihanna >>>>>>>>>>>>>>> C-Error
    Tell that h** to catch up!!

  106. MuiMui January 2, 2014

    Rihanna Welcome to the cross over
    to the 100-milli tour club.

  107. MuiMui January 2, 2014

    There are Twenty Tours on the list, and it is fair to say that even with a 50-Million pocket book ,Beuyonce came in number Two but didn’t shut shyt down!They all got paid.
    And how in the world did Rihanna do so well,Haters, now go and tell that.

  108. Chi January 2, 2014

    Wait….Beyonce is still touring!?? (Wth) this girl been touring for what seems like 3 years!! LOL

  109. Tyler January 2, 2014

    B**** please! If anyone’s hating it’s the Salvation Army. Beyonce slayed Rihanna yet again. Once second best…always second best ha!

  110. MuiMui January 2, 2014

    Tyler Ri own you,she keep you
    stressed,and cussing her Navy.

  111. xedos January 2, 2014

    check your ignorance. beyonce did 108 shows to make $188 million. Rihanna did 90 shows makes $142 million. beyonce tour North america twice this year. what would happen if rihanna did the same?

  112. RICHIE_RICH January 2, 2014

    The Top 25 Tours of 2013 are ranked by gross, compiled from Billboard Boxscores reported from Nov. 14, 2012, to Nov. 12, 2013.

    The kids be trying it.

  113. DIGGER BEY BOW DOWN B**** January 2, 2014

    YESSSS @TYLER DRAGGGGGGG THOSE WEAK ASS RIHC*NTS LMFAOOO. @Nicky……Receipts. Receipts . Receipts Rihc*nt. R**** can count up to 20 festivals and the w**** wouldn’t come close to HER ROYAL HIGHNESS! U C*nts have been ranting about touring stadiums all year and R**** still couldn’t see THE QUEEN. Since ur tired ass is reporting Billboard news. Why don’t u report THE QUEEN’S 5TH ALBUM already SLAYED 5 of Hoeianna albums n sales and under 3 weeks???#REPORT THAT C*NT

  114. Loyalty January 2, 2014

    @Xedos but Beyonce did mainly arenas. Rihannas less dates were compensated for by her #StadiumStatus yall are so quick to boast about right?

  115. Loyalty January 2, 2014

    Sorry Navy but Rihannas gross is underwhelming. Don’t come for Bey with all the wack excuses. All that ‘record breaking’ and stadiums and she couldn’t even outgross Justin Bieber (who is younger so quit using the age excuses) and people like Bey and Pink doing arenas especially Bey, who wasn’t even promoting any new music. I tell you what all that was, damage control.

  116. Career Ender January 2, 2014

    you the only member of the C-Squad I like, you post meaningful comments

  117. Career Ender January 2, 2014

    and it took miss wheelchair 5 years to be at the bottom of the bucket

  118. DIGGER BEY BOW DOWN B**** January 2, 2014

    Xedos Go somewhere with those lame ass excuses. Hoeianna touring stadiums WW should have easily put her over THE QUEEN. That’s all u Rihc*nts was saying months ago. R**** is touring stadiums. and she’s gonna out gross Beyonce. THE QUEEN was out grossing her ass reporting 36 shows, while Hoeianna was reporting over 50 shows several months ago. #ENJOY THAT EGG ON U C*NTS FACES

  119. Career Ender January 2, 2014

    and I thought Jabba The Forehead #StadiumStatus was suppose to outgross Beyoncé, what went wrong 2nd best titanics?

  120. The Boy Toy January 2, 2014

    Lmao how can the C-Squat of all stan bases shade someone’s tour? Ciara has NEVER headlined an arena tour. In ten years, HER touring gross has been $0 so y’all can sit down FOREVER….like her career. 😆 Congrats to all! Booook Rih!!!

  121. keep Calm January 2, 2014

    How about you use a little common sense ang google it …you will find many receipts lmmaoooo the thirst

  122. *ℙᏫℙ ℝᏫᎩAℒᎿᎩ* January 2, 2014

    Beyonce stans know beyonce had more dates than rihanna, right? and still touring, right?



  123. SLAY_HIVE January 2, 2014


    Beyonce was outgrossing rihject on average hun! Remember the list that was posted a few weeks back. They only counted 59 of Beyonce’s dates and she was over 100 million…

    While Rihanna had 89 dates and was at 137! kiiii


  124. SLAY_HIVE January 2, 2014




  125. cocobutta January 2, 2014

    Look at our chocolate girls mixing it in that top 10
    Well done both of em.

    #2: Bey is killer on stage FACT!!
    #3: Rihanna although not my fav has hit’s FACT!!

    Kudos to P!nk cus i’m really happy for her and she deserves high grossing for what she puts into her shows as well as vocal delivery.

    Bieber & 1D have those t*** girls on lock
    Bon Jovi & Bruce making that grown folks money.

    Well done to them all really.

  126. *ℙᏫℙ ℝᏫᎩAℒᎿᎩ* January 2, 2014


    Seethe at what S***, Rihanna is #1 On your B****.

    No one use beyonce as the #1 chick but her stans, seethe, Rihanna has this b**** SHOOK in every field, she hates singles now cuz she knows SHE CAN NOT, and as i said, beyonce’s Show had more dates .

    and Double 😆 😆 at number of sellout shows in beyonce’s show compared to the totality of #s of shows. Basic. Sold out in Seconds My Ass b****. 😆

    Rihanna Topped Byeonce in your link too….

  127. Loyalty January 2, 2014

    Not the navy clinging to the more dates excuses. You fav was doing STADIUMS. Get it? Npw look at the capacity. Rihanna will always come behind Bey just deal.

  128. Loyalty January 2, 2014

    I mean she even got outgrossed by justin bieber ahahahaha!

  129. Loyalty January 2, 2014

    First to brag about the fact she is doing stadiums now they want to dismiss it. A stadium Tour should be outgrossing everyone.

    Beyonce is in the Top 10 female Tours alongside Madonna and Cher! OFF HER NAME ALONE. And the only black female.

  130. Jay Scorpio Navy General January 2, 2014

    Its unbelievable how stupid folks are when they just run their mouths without the facts!!!!

    Of course Beyonce Beyonce, P!NK and Justin Bieber will be grossing more than Rihanna… Reason being they have way more tour dates than Rihanna

    Rihanna 96 Shows

    Beyonce 132 Shows and counting

    P!NK 142 Shows

    Justin Bieber 162 Shows

    Bon Jovi 102 Shows

    Ya’ll basics need to get some damn sense before you try coming for Rihanna!

  131. Loyalty January 2, 2014

    @Jay Scorpion I REPEAT Rihanna did way more stadiums though which adds up to a bigger capacity. Stop with the b******* excuses. And they counted 108 dates for Beyonce not 137.

  132. TinaMinaj January 2, 2014

    LMAO @ pop royalty saying Beyonce had more dates but it doesn’t acknowledge the fact Rihanna has more record sales because she has more albums.
    Pathetic double standard.

  133. FUC ALL YA’LL January 2, 2014

    THIEF BEYONCE sold an old recycled tour from the Jennifer Lopez tour. and dupped people to get ticket sales..im still not impressed with this thief..

  134. TinaMinaj January 2, 2014

    I would also be overwhelmed if I was a Rihanna Stan knowing my fave will NEVER be at Beyonce’s status no matter how many no.1 hits she gets. Kii

  135. MANDINGO January 2, 2014

    Kiiiiii…. The delusion is grand! Riri!!!!!!!!! This chic just keeps going… the sky is the limit for her.

    The Hive lacks common sense, basic math skills and good ol’ fashion
    Can someone post the LEGIT list please… i can with fake ass, THIRSTY, desperate people, just like their fave.

    Big ups to Bon Jovi!!! OMG Michael!!!!!!!!! YOU slay even in DEEP sleep, i mean WHAT THE ACTUAL PHUQ?? Ugh!#Legend

  136. rih rox((U Mad Bro?)) January 2, 2014

    I will be waiting for billboard to spill that tea…you know the non sold out shows and stuff.

  137. Maya January 2, 2014

    I am just going to skip over the comment section to avoid the delusion and ignorance. Anyway, Rihanna and her fans were calling Beyonce local, but let us do some tour comparisons. Beyonce and Rihanna both had 1.6 million people attend their shows. Well Beyonce had about 23k additional people attend her show. Beyonce tickets averaged only $27 more than Rihanna’s, so why is it Beyonce grossed over 47 million more than Rihanna with about the same amount of ticket sales? Somebody’s giving away some serious discounts and free tickets to fill seats. That’s the only explanation there is. So much for stadium status. Anyway, congrats to Beyonce and Pink. Well deserving for two very talented women.

  138. rozel January 2, 2014

    You call Beyonce’s latest album a solid piece of work? Really for an eighteen year veteran. Beyoncé has not progressed in her eighteen years in the game. Still twerking for sales, showing b*** cheeks and singing basic crap about being nutted on in the back seat of a cab. Please.

  139. Loyalty January 2, 2014

    So now they don’t want to admit Pollstar is legit loool. They get their stats directly from the venue. Billboard does not.

  140. rozel January 2, 2014

    Not true at all Beyoncé has more albums than Rihanna and a bigger fan base because of her time spent being the lead singer of a very successful girl group. She had albums with that group as well as her solo projects. Its not fair to act like she’s some brand new artist with only 5 albums when we all know she’s been recording albums for years . At least Rihanna built her fan base from scratch and not on the backs of others. In 8 years Rihanna is doing it. Go rih!

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