Rolling Stones continue to be legendary as it wrapped up its three-year ‘No Filter’ concert tour on August 30th with total earnings of $415.6 million. Rolling Stones is by far the only band that holds two records at the Billboard’s top ten highest grossing tours.
The ‘No Filter’ $415.6 million earnings is ranked at number eight, while the Rolling Stones’ ‘A Bigger Bang Tour’ in 2005 to 2007 earned $558 million. and is at the number three spot. Currently, Ed Sheeran holds the top spot with his ‘The Divide Tour’ in 2017 to 2019 that earned a whopping $776 million.
The ‘No Filter’ tour began in September 2017 in Europe. Here is a chronology of the tours’ events and earnings:
- September: Held the concert in 14 stadiums across Europe earning $120 million
- October: Stint at the U Arena in Paris earning $18.5 million
- May to July: Rolling Stones toured Europe again for 14 more shows earning $117.8 million
- May: They held a concert at the London Stadium earning $20.5 million, with total ticket sales of 137,475. Records indicate that this concert is the highest grosser ever in the history of the stadium.
- June: The band held 16 shows in North America with gross earnings of $177.8 million. The North American tour is Rolling Stones highest grosser which amounted to $11.1 million per show.
The Rolling Stones has been in the music industry for more than six decades now, and they continue to hit the best records in the industry. Talk about true legends! The rock ‘n roll band is known for their rock songs with a message. Topping their hit list is “Gimme Shelter” that talks of the atrocities of war like rape and killings. It was released in 1969 and remains their greatest hit.
At the second spot is “Jumpin’ Jack Flash”, which was released in the late 1960’s. The song is the frequent opening song during their singing engagements. “Sympathy for the Devil” is at the third spot. They stopped singing this song for sometime after the death of an 18-year-old African American, Meredith Curly Hunter, Jr., during the band’s free concert in 1969.
The most popular among their songs, “I Can’t Get No (Satisfaction)” is at number four. Keith Richards, the band’s co-founder and guitarist, says he didn’t want the song released, but as fate had it, it became a song to remember and is very popular even up to now. “Shine A Light”, ranked at number five, is a gospel-inspired song. Mick Jagger said his visits to his local church inspired the lyrics to this song.
Check out the list below for songs in the top six to ten spots:
Number 6: “Brown Sugar”
Number 7: “Wild Horses”
Number 8: “You Can’t Always Get What You Want”
Number 9: “All Down The Line”
Number 10: “Loving Cup”