The Rolling Stones Have Grossed $360 Million on Tour Since 2012

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Brad Paisley performs with The Rolling Stones at LP Field in Nashville, Tennessee on June 17, 2015. 

The Rolling Stones takes the top slot on the weekly Hot Tours recap (see list, below) for the first time since launching its Zip Code tour in late May.

The iconic rock band’s No. 1 ranking comes from $52 million in box office sales earned at six stadiums during the eight-week North American jaunt. Three venues have topped the $9 million mark in sales since the tour began, led by Orlando’s Citrus Bowl Stadium that logged $9.3 million in revenue from 47,262 sold seats on June 12. Also this summer, AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas registered $9.2 million in sales on June 6 and the June 20 concert at Pittsburgh’s Heinz Field grossed $9.1 million.

Zip Code marks the Stones’ third touring effort since November 2012 when the band kicked off its 50 & Counting tour behind a greatest hits release titled GRRR! That tour included 23 performances during a seven-month span that wrapped in Washington, D.C. on June 24, 2013. Sales from 50 & Counting totaled $126 million from 326,998 sold seats.

The following February, the band kicked off its 14 On Fire tour with an outdoor performance in Abu Dhabi and followed with dates in Europe and Oceania through November. Sales from the 2014 tour topped $165 million from 862,900 fans in attendance at 25 performances.

In total since 2012, overall grosses for the Rolling Stones tours now total $360 million.

Bette Midler follows at No. 2 on this week’s Hot Tours tally with $17.7 million from 18 performances reported from her Divine Intervention tour through markets in the U.S., Canada and Great Britain. Adding grosses from shows in Atlanta and Houston that were reported in an earlier week, overall sales from the summertime jaunt currently top $19.5 million from 159,056 fans in attendance at 20 concerts. The North American run will wrap on June 29 and the U.K. leg will follow in July.

The Divine Intervention tour supports the album It’s the Girls!, released last November, and includes songs from the album mixed with Midler standards from her five decades in show business. The tour marks her return to the road for the first time in ten years. Her last world tour, titled Kiss My Brass, ran from December 2003 through the end of 2004 in North America, wrapping in Australia the following April. With 77 shows reported to Billboard, the ‘Brass’ tour racked up $74 million in sales.

Then in February 2008, Midler kicked off her next live project, The Showgirl Must Go On, a Las Vegas residency at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace. The two-year engagement continued through Jan. 2010, grossing $72 million from 170 performances.

Key: Total Gross / Date range of performances / Venue, city (number of shows/number of sellouts) / Total attendance (capacity)

1. THE ROLLING STONES
$52,157,353
June 3-20
TCF Bank Stadium, Minneapolis (1/1)
AT&T Stadium, Arlington, Texas (1/1)
Bobby Dodd Stadium, Atlanta (1/1)
Citrus Bowl Stadium, Orlando (1/1)
LP Field, Nashville (1/1)
Heinz Field, Pittsburgh (1/1)
280,012 (280,012)

2. BETTE MIDLER
$17,786,722
May 8-June 16
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Hollywood, Fla. (2/2)
Amalie Arena, Tampa (1/1)
Smoothie King Center, New Orleans (1/1)
Pepsi Center, Denver (1/1)
MGM Grand Garden, Las Vegas (1/1)
U.S. Airways Center, Phoenix (1/1)
SAP Center, San Jose (1/1)
Staples Center, Los Angeles (1/1)
Honda Center, Anaheim (1/1)
KeyArena, Seattle (1/1)
Rogers Arena, Vancouver (1/1)
CenturyLink Center, Omaha, Neb. (1/1)
Xcel Energy Center, St. Paul, Minn. (1/1)
Palace of Auburn Hills, Auburn Hills, Mich. (1/1)
TD Garden, Boston (1/1)
Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, Conn. (1/1)
Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia (1/1)
144,437 (144,437)

3. U2
$10,351,459
June 6-17
Pepsi Center, Denver (2/2)
Bell Centre, Montreal (4/4)
109,052 (109,052)

4. CHARLIE WILSON
$3,879,660
May 28-June 21
Verizon Theatre, Grand Prairie, Texas (1/0)
Verizon Arena, North Little Rock, Ark. (1/0)
Mississippi Coliseum, Jackson (1/0)
Scottrade Center, St. Louis (1/0)
Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, Conn. (1/0)
Mann Center for the Performing Arts, Philadelphia (1/0)
Nationwide Arena, Columbus, Ohio (1/0)
American Airlines Arena, Miami (1/0)
Amalie Arena, Tampa (1/0)
Columbus Civic Center, Columbus, Ga. (1/0)
51,848 (57,355)

5. AUSTRALIAN PINK FLOYD SHOW
$2,669,489
March 27-May 20
Zenith, Munich (1/0)
Porsche-Arena, Stuttgart, Germany (1/0)
s.Oliver Arena, Würzburg, Germany (1/0)
Messehalle, Erfurt, Germany (1/0)
Meistersingerhalle, Nuremberg, Germany (1/0)
Schwarzwaldhalle, Karlsruhe, Germany (1/0)
Ratiopharm Arena, Neu-Ulm, Germany (1/0)
BigBox, Kempten, Germany (1/0)
Jahrhunderthalle, Frankfurt (2/0)
Lanxess Arena, Köln, Germany (1/0)
König-Pilsener Arena, Oberhausen, Germany (1/1)
Stadthalle, Braunschweig, Germany (1/0)
Arena Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany (1/0)
SAP Arena, Mannheim, Germany (1/0)
Saarlandhalle, Saarbrücken, Germany (1/0)
Halle 7, Bremen, Germany (1/0)
Swiss Life Hall, Hannover, Germany (1/0)
Stadthalle, Rostock, Germany (1/0)
Stadthalle, Chemnitz, Germany (1/0)
GETEC Arena, Magdeburg, Germany (1/0)
Gerry Weber Stadion, Halle, Germany (1/0)
Sparkassen-Arena, Aurich, Germany (1/0)
Tempodrom, Berlin (1/0)
Halle Münsterland, Münster, Germany (1/0)
58,457 (76,533)

6 VOLBEAT
$2,425,746
April 24-June 2
1st Bank Center, Broomfield, Colo. (1/0)
Rushmore Plaza Civic Center, Rapid City, S.D. (1/0)
Spokane Arena, Spokane, Wash. (1/0)
Adams Center, Missoula, Mont. (1/0)
WaMu Theater, Seattle (1/0)
Revolution Arena, Grande Prairie, Alberta (1/1)
Rexall Place, Edmonton, Alberta (1/1)
SaskTel Centre, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan (1/0)
Brandt Centre, Regina, Saskatchewan (1/0)
Ralph Engelstad Arena, Grand Forks, N.D. (1/0)
TD Place Arena, Ottawa, Ontario (1/0)
Colisée Pepsi, Quebec City (1/0)
Cepsum, Montreal (1/0)
Dow Event Center Arena, Saginaw, Mich. (1/0)
Ford Center, Evansville, Ind. (1/0)
Aragon Ballroom, Chicago (1/0)
Tyson Events Center, Sioux City, Iowa (1/0)
Verizon Theatre, Grand Prairie, Texas (1/0)
Bayou Music Center, Houston (1/0)
Pop's, Sauget, Ill. (1/0)
Hammerstein Ballroom, New York (1/1)
60,391 (97,769)

7. ROMEO SANTOS
$2,187,730
June 12-14
Allstate Arena, Rosemont, Ill. (1/1)
Sprint Center, Kansas City, Mo. (1/0)
Pepsi Center, Denver (1/1)
27,689 (29,059)

8. LUKE BRYAN
$1,976,585
May 3-June 18
Budweiser Gardens, London, Ontario (1/1)
Spokane Arena, Spokane, Wash. (1/0)
BOK Center, Tulsa, Okla. (1/1)
30,683 (31,052)

9. RUSH
$1,756,704
May 8-June 21
BOK Center, Tulsa, Okla. (1/0)
Bell Centre, Montreal (1/1)
22,854 (23,379)

10. 5 SECONDS OF SUMMER
$1,203,841
May 30-June 20
Odyssey Arena, Belfast, U.K. (1/1)
Allphones Arena, Sydney (1/1)
21,311 (21,311)

Compiled from Boxscores reported June 17-23.