Taylor Swift's 'Red' concert is highest grossing North American tour

By Chelsea Lewis ,

Taylor Swift had a very successful year in 2013 with hit singles and a sold out worldwide tour for her album, Red.

Globally, Swift landed at No. 8 on the highest-grossing tour chart, but in North America, Swift took the No. 1 spot for her Red tour.

The tour made in $112.7 million, which out sold rock 'n' roll band Bon Jovi by just a few million, Taste of Country reported.

Rolling Stone added that the Red tour is just another sign of the concert industry becoming stronger since low sales three years ago. Ticket revenues have increased from $1.7 billion in 2000 to $5.1 billion in 2013.

Average ticket prices only increased 1.1 percent. A normal concert ticket costs around $69.52.

Adding to her growing resume, Swift is now the most successful country artist to mount a tour in history. Swift broke her own record, which was set back in 2011. Her previous Speak Now tour made $97.7 million.

The "I Knew You Were Trouble" singer is currently working on her next album.

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