Billboard Boxscore’s final figures for the Rolling Stones’ final dates on the 2019 North American leg of their No Filter tour deliver some spectacular statistics. Perhaps the most impressive is that the band’s eight closing stadium shows on the itinerary during the month of August grossed $95 million and sold 415,219 tickets.
Even for a band who’ve made a career of smashing box office records, that’s an impressive tally. Billboard reports that it’s the highest one-month total for any act, not just in the US but internationally, in eight years, since Take That’s UK stadium tour of 2011 surpassed $100 million.
The No Filter tour played two sets of shows in Europe, in September and October 2017 and from late May into early July last year. The third, North American leg began in Chicago in June 2019 and concluded at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami on 30 August. That final show was brought forward 24 hours because of the imminent arrival in Florida of Hurricane Dorian.
Boxscore data shows that the Stones had the No. 2 position among all touring during July, when P!nk’s $61.5 million gross put her at the top. The final takings for the entire No Filter tour were $415.6 million, which makes it the eighth highest-grossing tour of all time. It’s the band’s second entry in the all-time top ten, after the A Bigger Bang Tour of 2005-07 finished with $558 million. That tour featured 147 shows, as opposed to only 45 for the recently-competed trek.
In forthcoming Stones-related developments, Ronnie Wood will release the album Mad Lad: A Live Tribute to Chuck Berry, featuring his Wild Five, on 15 November. He will play a one-off London show at O2 Shepherds Bush Empire on 21 November. The Eagle Rock documentary about Wood’s life and times, Somebody Up There Likes Me, will premiere at the London Film Festival on 12 October.