Bon Jovi's tour has been named the highest-earning international tour of the year after racking up $205m (£125m).

According to Billboard magazine's 2013 rankings, the American rock band took the crown after playing 90 sell-out shows to more than two million fans.

They reclaimed the top spot having previously achieved the feat in 2008 and 2010. Even their Bon Jovi Live tour in 2011 brought in $140m from 59 gigs.

Coming in second place was Cirque du Soleil's The Immortal World Tour. The travelling circus show, based on the music of Michael Jackson, sold 1.4m tickets across 205 performances and grossed $157m.

After P!nk and Bruce Springsteen, Rihanna rounded off the top five after her globe-covering tour brought in £137m and she played to more than 1.5m fans over the last 12 months.

The Rolling Stones were the highest placed British act - at No 6 - raking in (£75m) from 23 shows.

Other British, or part-British, artists to make the list included Pink Floyd's Roger Waters (11), One Direction (12) and Paul McCartney (16).

The success of Bon Jovi's touring came weeks after frontman Jon Bon Jovi performed an impromptu rendition of Livin' on a Prayer with Prince William and Taylor Swift at a charity gala.

He said: "His Royal Highness [William] has 'it'. If he ever wants to give up his day job, we could do a charity single for Centrepoint and the Jon Bon Jovi Soul Foundation.

"He was a great sport and I can assure you the man can sing."

Billboard Top 25 Tours of 2013 Full List

1. Bon Jovi- $205,158,370

2. Michael Jackson The Immortal World Tour- : $157,299,100

3. P!nk- $147,947,543

4. Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band- $147,608,938

5. Rihanna- $137,982,530

6. The Rolling Stones- $126,182,391

7. Taylor Swift- $115,379,331

8. Beyoncé- $104,358,899

9. Depeche Mode- $99,972,733

10. Kenny Chesney- $90,932,957

11. Rogers Waters- $81,305,650

12. One Direction- $78,311,383

13. Justin Bieber- $77,423,264

14. Madonna- $76,752,277

15. Jay Z & Justin Timberlake- $69,753,905

16. Paul McCartney -$69,584,403

17. Fleetwood Mac- $61,899,473

18. Maroon 5- $54,354,974

19. Dave Matthews Band- $52,960,667

20. André Rieu- $49,983,266

21. Jason Aldean- $47,814,095

22. Lady Gaga- $46,957,070

23. Bruno Mars- $46,417,795

24. Luke Bryan- $45,558,589

25. Iron Maiden- $44,980,749