Rolling Stones most successful act of 2021 as they make £87m on 14 tour dates
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Iconic and influential rock band The Rolling Stones have been reported to have the topped the charts this year as the biggest grossing touring live act of 2021 – banking a whopping £87.2million from stadium dates.
With rock bangers like (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction and Strawberry Fields Forever, the band, fronted by Mick Jagger, 78, has brought in the most money in tour dates and live act performances – even though they only played 14 dates on their rescheduled No Filter tour.
Figures from trade publication PollStar confirmed the band made an impressive £20m more than its closest rival, Harry Styles.
The former One Direction star brought in £65.5m from 30 sold-out shows on his Love On Tour.
In third place for gross earnings, Green Day, Fall Out Boy and Weezer's combined concert, the Hella Mega tour, made £50.8m.
The Rolling Stones are a British rock group formed in 1962 that drew on the Chicago blues sound to create a unique vision of the dark side of the post 1960s rock subculture.
The band's founding five OG members were Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Brian Jones, Bill Wyman and Charlie Watts.
This year, from September until November, the band toured on the No Filter tour.
Although it only included 14 tour dates – they bagged millions, winning number one spot as the biggest grossing live act of 2021.
The tour was originally scheduled for summer 2020; however, it was pushed back to 2021 due to the pandemic.
The group released the new song Living in a Ghost Town last year, although the record was written before the pandemic, they changed some of the lyrics to reflect the new reality in the world.
They haven't released an album of new songs since 2005's A Bigger Bang.
Mick Jagger and the rest of the Rolling Stones paid tribute to their late OG drummer and friend Charlie Watts, who passed away at the age of 80 in August.
Mick said during one of the tour dates: "It's a bit of a poignant night for us. This is our first tour in 59 years without our lovely Charlie Watts.
"We all miss Charlie so much. We miss him in the band and as friends, on and off the stage and we've got so many memories of Charlie."
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