Rolling Stones End North American Tour on High Note: $21.3 Million Over Five Shows

The Rolling Stones performs during day 3 of the 2013 Glastonbury Festival

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The Rolling Stones’ 50 & Counting Tour tops the weekly Hot Tours recap with the final box office stats reported from the legendary group's  two-month trek through North America.  The latest batch of shows reported brought in $21.3 million in revenue from five performances (and a total of 68,575 tickets sold) at arenas in Boston (June 12, 14), Philadelphia (June 18, 21) and Washington, D.C. (June 24). The Philly run at Wells Fargo Center drew almost 30,000 fans with sales topping $9.2 million, the highest gross among this week’s venues.  Gross and attendance counts reported from the 50 & Counting Tour since its launch last year now total more than $126 million from 23 concerts in the U.K. and North America.

The Stones will return to England to perform in London’s Hyde Park on July 6 and 13 as main stage headliners at British Summer Time Hyde Park, a six day music festival during the first two weekends of July.  The festival appearance comes 44 years after the band’s first concert at Hyde Park in July of 1969.

Barbra Streisand ranks second this week with $18.3 million in box office revenue reported from the final four stops on her summer tour in Europe and Israel.  With jazz artist Chris Botti on tap as support, along with her son Jason Gould and her sister Roslyn Kind, Streisand performed concerts in five markets this summer.  The first two sold out performances were on June 1 and 3 at London’s O2 Arena with £4.8 million ($7.3 US$) in revenue from 27,799 fans.  That two-night engagement was included in an earlier Hot Tours tally two weeks ago.  This week’s report includes the concerts in Amsterdam, Köln and Berlin as well as the final two-show stint in Tel Aviv’s Bloomfield Stadium on June 20 and 22.  Overall totals from her 2013 tour are $25,689,348 in gross sales from eight sold out concerts.  A total of 103,876 tickets were sold in all five markets.

Weekly .com Boxscores - July 3, 2013

Rank ACT
Total Gross
Show Dates
Show Venue/City (Shows/Sellouts)
Total Attendance (Capacity)

1. THE ROLLING STONES
$21,351,877
June 12-24
TD Garden, Boston (2/2)
Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia (2/2)
Verizon Center, Washington, D.C. (1/1)
68,575 (68,575)

2. BARBRA STREISAND
$18,347,785
June 6-22
Ziggo Dome, Amsterdam (2/2)
Lanxess Arena, Köln, Germany (1/1)
O2 World, Berlin (1/1)
Bloomfield Stadium, Tel Aviv (2/2)
76,077 (76,077)

3. KENNY CHESNEY
$8,860,582
June 20-29
Blossom Music Center, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio (1/1)
Heinz Field, Pittsburgh (1/0)
Verizon Wireless Amph., Maryland Heights, Mo. (1/1)
Riverbend Music Center, Cincinnati (1/1)
Columbus Crew Stadium, Columbus, Ohio (1/1)
136,772 (138,915)

4. JUSTIN BIEBER
$6,431,814
June 22-30
Valley View Casino Center, San Diego (1/1)
Staples Center, Los Angeles (2/2)
HP Pavilion, San Jose (1/1)
MGM Grand Garden, Las Vegas (1/1)
Pepsi Center, Denver (1/1)
78,069 (78,069)

5. ROD STEWART
$4,710,564
June 19-27
LG Arena, Birmingham, England (2/2)
Motorpoint Arena, Sheffield, England (1/1)
Odyssey Arena, Belfast (2/2)
49,838 (49,838)

6. FLEETWOOD MAC
$1,430,201
June 10
Philips Arena, Atlanta (1/1)
14,172 (14,172)

7. ONE DIRECTION
$917,424
June 21
Philips Arena, Atlanta (1/1)
14,264 (14,264)

8. NEW KIDS ON THE BLOCK
$829,916
June 20
Philips Arena, Atlanta (1/1)
12,056 (12,056)

9. CAFÉ TACVBA
$626,238
June 5-9
Foro Corona, Mexico City (5/0)
11,025 (11,250)

10. BARENAKED LADIES
$345,348
June 22-23
Santa Barbara Bowl, Santa Barbara, Calif. (1/0)
Greek Theatre, Los Angeles (1/0)
7,237 (10,372)