Thursday, November 30, 2006

Rolling Stones: highest-grossing tour ever mounted

The Rolling Stones (prematurely ridiculed for their advanced age, starting years ago, as the Strolling Bones) have just mounted the highest-grossing tour ever. According to Monday's New York Times (Nov. 27), their Bigger Bang tour, which started in August 2005, has grossed $437 million. Formerly U2 were at the top, their Vertigo tour having grossed "only" $333 million, and expected to top out at $377 million in December.

Apparently, the Stones were not hurt one bit by their Condi-critical song, "Sweet Neo-Con," released last September.