Friday, August 3, 2018

The Rolling Stones: No Filter tour tops more than $230 million

The Rolling Stones recently-completed No Filter tour has topped more than $237.8 million dollars in revenue.

Billboard reports the 2017-2018 trek saw the iconic band perform 28 sold-out shows to more than 1.5 million fans across the UK and Europe.

The group split the 28-date tour into two equal legs of 14 shows each, with the fall 2017 series earning more than $120 million while the spring 2018 run – which recently wrapped up in Warsaw, Poland on July 8 – grossed $117,844,618 over 750,874 tickets sold, according to data reported to Billboard.

The band’s two-night stand in May at London Stadium brought in $20,496,697 alone.

“Well that’s it.... for now!,” posted the Stones on social media after the tour’s finish. “Huge thank you to the crew that make all of this happen and of course each and every one of you. We’ll see you soon!”

The Rolling Stones have curated a newly-announced vintage blues compilation called “Confessin The Blues.”

Due November 9, the 2-disc, 42-track collection features pioneering artists from the genre including B.B King, Howlin’ Wolf, John Lee Hooker, Elmore James and Muddy Waters, among others.

Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood supplied the cover art for the package while the group – longtime champions of the blues who took their name from the Muddy Waters’ track “Rollin’ Stone” – personally hand-picked songs that have inspired them throughout their career.

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