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The Rolling Stones Celebrate ‘SIXTY’ Years With $120 Million Tour

The rock legends' 14 European dates sold more than 700,000 tickets.

The Rolling Stones’ lucky number must be 14. For the third summer in six years, the British rock legends have embarked on a 14-show tour throughout Europe, topping the $100 million mark yet again.

In celebration of the band’s sprawling six-decade career, their new tour — officially billed as The Rolling Stones – SIXTY — doubled its namesake, grossing $120.8 million from 712,000 tickets, according to figures reported to Billboard Boxscore.


For more coincidental numerology, The Stones’ two-night stay at London’s Hyde Park became its sixth engagement ever to gross more than $20 million ($22.4 million) – one for each decade of its career. Further, those shows mark the band’s sixth engagement in London to top the 100,000-ticket threshold, with attendance of 130,000.

SIXTY played from June 1 at Wanda Metropolitano in Madrid ($9.5 million; 53,000 tickets) through Aug. 3 at Waldbuhne in Berlin ($5.7 million; 22,000). The London play was the run’s only double-header and obvious highlight in terms of total gross and attendance, but Munich’s Olympiastadion show on June 5 also broke $10 million.

Overall, the brief tour averaged $8.6 million and 51,000 tickets per show. That makes it The Stones’ most fruitful European tour ever, clipping the 2017 and 2018 legs of the No Filter Tour, which averaged $8.6 million ($8.568 million, to be exact) and $8.4 million, respectively. In total grosses, it lags behind the 2003 European leg of the Licks Tour, which earned $129.7 million in a far more expansive run of 46 dates.

It’s not the first time The Stones have toured around a career milestone: 50 & Counting played 21 shows in North American arenas (plus two in London), averaging $5.5 million and 14,217 tickets per show. That gives the ’22 European stadium tour a 57% jump in nightly earnings and a 258% blast in per-show attendance. Overall, SIXTY sold more than twice the tickets of the band’s 50th-anniversary trek.

Dating back to reports from the Steel Wheels/Urban Jungle Tour in 1989, SIXTY pushes The Stones’ total European gross to $904.2 million and 10.1 million tickets, and their global Boxscore total to $2.6 billion and 28 million tickets.