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, with 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 for 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.