According to a news release posted July 5 at Billboard.com, “The World’s Greatest Rock and Roll Band’s” final five North American tour leg performances brought in $21.3 million in revenue, earning them top spot ahead of diva Barbra Streisand ($18,347,785) at No. 2, country star Kenny Chesney ($8,860,582) in 3rd, Canuck teen throb Justin Bieber ($6,431,8140) at No. 4 and veteran rocker Rod Stewart ($4,710,564) in fifth spot.
The legendary British rockers moved 68,575 tickets during stops in Boston, Mass. (June 12, 14), Philadelphia, Pa. (June 18, 21) and Washington, D.C. (June 24).
Since its launch last year, gross revenue from the 50 & Counting Tour now exceeds $126 million from 23 concerts in the U.K. and North America.
The Stones wrap up the U.K. 50 and Counting Tour leg with the first of two shows on July 6 in London’s Hyde Park.
For more details, check out RollingStones.com.
Did you know? Stones frontman Mick Jagger recently told Pete Mitchell of Britain's Absolute Radio station that the band will go on a hiatus following their upcoming gigs at Hyde Park.