North American concert business hit a new record high of $5.1 billion, reports Pollstar. In 2000 the total was only $1.7 billion. Taylor Swift did the top tour of North America grossing $112.7 million, just edging out Bon Jovi’s $107.3 million.
That makes Swift’s tour the most lucrative ever produced by a country music artist, beating her own record of $97.7 million in 2011. Swift also headlined 21 of the Top 200 grosses reported in North America. One Direction, Luke Bryan, Zac Brown Band, and Bruno Mars all made the Top 20 for the first time.