London’s O2 maintains lead at midyear, while Barclays Center in Brooklyn places second

With the help of sellout con­certs by superstar touring acts like Bon Jovi, the Rolling Stones, Madonna, P!nk, Justin Bieber, Rihanna, Swedish House Mafia, Muse and Beyonce, the first half of 2013 proved to be a strong period for arenas around the world.

Billboard’s midyear touring recaps are compiled from Boxscore data for events that took place between Nov. 1, 2012, and May 31, 2013.

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