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Taylor Swift edges out Bon Jovi as the top North American tour of 2013

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Taylor Swift's monstrous Red Tour edges out Bon Jovi's equally ambitious effort as the top-grossing North American tour of 2013, Pollstar revealed on Friday (Jan. 10).

As the launchpad for her multi-platinum "Red" album, the 66-date excursion grossed $112.7 million -- even surpassing her previous personal best of $97.7 million in 2011 on the Speak Now Tour.

Bon Jovi's tour cleared $107.3 million last year.

Pollstar, the concert hotwire which releases annual reports on music's biggest and most-sought after tours, notes that the concert business hit a record high in 2013 with $5.1 billion in earnings, a 10.3% increase of 2012. In retrospect, the lump sum in 2000 was $1.7 billion.

The average ticket cost held relatively steady at $69.52, only witnessing a 1.1% increase from the year prior.

Following in behind Swift and Bon Jovi to round out the Top 5 are Kenny Chesney ($90.9 mil), The Rolling Stones ($87.7 mil) and Beyonce ($76.4 mil).

Check out the Top 20 (gross in millions):

1. Taylor Swift ($112.7)

2. Bon Jovi ($107.3)

3. Kenny Chesney ($90.9)

4. The Rolling Stones ($87.7)

5. Beyonce ($76.4)

6. Jay Z & Justin Timberlake ($69)

7. Fleetwood Mac ($66.7)

8. P!nk ($62.9)

9. Eagles ($59.7)

10. Justin Bieber ($55.9)

11. Jason Aldean ($51)

12. Paul McCartney ($49.6)

13. Cirque de Soleil - Totem ($49.1)

14. Trans-Siberian Orchestra ($47.9)

15. Luke Bryan ($44.4)

16. Cirque de Soleil - Amaluna ($43.8)

17. One Direction ($43.3)

18. Zac Brown Band ($43.1)

19. Bruno Mars ($43)

20. Elton John ($41)

Full list here.

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