Nashville Artists Rank Among Pollstar’s Top 20 Tours For 2013


Taylor Swift

Pollstar has released rankings for the top 20 highest grossing worldwide tours for 2013, and the list includes Nashville artists Taylor Swift and Kenny Chesney. Swift lands at No. 8 on the list, having grossed $131 million from touring in 2013. According to the list, Swift sold 1,481,900 tickets in 2013 (at an average of $88.40 per ticket), playing 73 shows in 52 cities. Swift is represented by The Messina Group.

Chesney enters the list at No. 15, grossing $90.9 million in 2013. According to Pollstar’s list, Chesney sold 1,186,925 tickets in 2013 (at an average of $76.62 per ticket), playing 44 shows in 41 cities. Chesney is represented by Dale Morris & Associates.

Bon Jovi tops the rankings with $259.5 million in gross touring income, followed by Beyoncé at No. 2 ($188.6 million), and Pink at No. 3. ($170.6 million). Justin Bieber‘s $169.0 million gross sales lands the singer at No. 4, with Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band at No. 5 with $145.4 million for 2013.

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