Touring has been very good to the Rolling Stones during the past 24 years -- to the tune of more than $1.5 billion.
The Stones top a Billboard Boxscore list of the biggest touring artists since 1990, with gross revenues of nearly $1.566 billion and an attendance of nearly 19.7 million for 538 shows -- with a just-started European tour adding to that tally. U2 is second with nearly $1.515 billion and ticket sales of more than 20.5 million, while Bruce Springsteen ranks third with a more than $1.196 billion gross and attendance of more than 15 million.
The Top 25 also includes Bon Jovi at No. 5 (and the last one over the $1 billion mark, at $1.030 billion), Elton John at No. 6, the Eagles at No. 10, the Police and Sting combined at No. 11, Roger Waters at No. 12, Paul McCartney at No. 13, Billy Joel at No. 14, Rod Stewart at No. 15, Neil Diamond at No. 16, Aerosmith at No. 18, Jimmy Buffett at No. 20, Fleetwood Mac and Stevie Nicks combined at No. 24 and AC/DC at No. 25.