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Bon Jovi records 'biggest international tour' of 2013

Rock band Bon Jovi has recorded the biggest international tour of 2013, attracting more than two million fans to their 90 sell-out shows and raking in close to £126 million.

Bon Jovi band members (L-R) David Bryan, Jon Bon Jovi and Tico Torres during the launch of the 'Because We Can' tour in Australia.
Bon Jovi band members (L-R) David Bryan, Jon Bon Jovi and Tico Torres during the launch of the 'Because We Can' tour in Australia. Credit: AAP Image/Julian Smith

The top-selling tour for a British act for 2013 was The Rolling Stones, with their shows grossing around £77.5 million, according to Billboard. In total, 326,998 fans attended the Stones' 23 sell-out shows across the year.

Ronnie Wood, Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and Charlie Watts from The Rolling Stones performing in Hyde Park in London.
Ronnie Wood, Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and Charlie Watts from The Rolling Stones performing in Hyde Park in London. Credit: Suzan/EMPICS Entertainment

Boy band One Direction pipped Justin Bieber in the most-popular tour stakes, making the list at twelfth and thirteenth respectively.

Louis Tomlinson, Harry Styles, Liam Payne, Zayn Malik and Niall Horan of One Direction perform during the 2013 Brit Awards.
Louis Tomlinson, Harry Styles, Liam Payne, Zayn Malik and Niall Horan of One Direction perform during the 2013 Brit Awards. Credit: Suzan/EMPICS Entertainment

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Rolling Stones to play Glastonbury for first time ever

The Rolling Stones pictured playing London's O2 arena last year. Credit: DPA

The Rolling Stones were finally confirmed as headliners for this summer's Glastonbury Festival after months of rumours, with Mumford & Sons and Arctic Monkeys.

Primal Scream, Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds and Elvis Costello are also among the big names with chart acts such as Professor Green and Dizzee Rascal.

The full line-up was announced on the Glastonbury website this evening.

The Stones have not played the festival before but their name became linked to the event late last year when it emerged they were getting together for 50th anniversary shows. They will play the festival on Saturday, June 29.

Rolling Stones' Ronnie Wood set for third marriage

Ronnie Wood and Sally Humphreys who have announced they are to be married.
Ronnie Wood and Sally Humphreys who have announced they are to be married. Credit: PA

Rocker Ronnie Wood's new fiancee has revealed that the former party animal asked his future father-in-law for her hand in marriage.

The Rolling Stones star, 65, is set to wed theatre producer Sally Humphreys, who is 31 years his junior.

Humphreys, 34, has been dating the twice-divorced guitarist for about six months and the pair have known each other for nine years.

She told the Press Association: "It is true and we're both very happy."

Asked how Wood proposed, she said: "We've known each other for a long time.

"My parents were down for the Crossfire Hurricane (Rolling Stones documentary) premiere and he asked my dad around then. Then he asked me.

"But I knew it was on the cards because we'd already talked about it."

She said of the nuptials: "The wedding will be very simple...and we haven't set a date."

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