Every year the Rolling Stones go touring, and every year their tour is one of the highest grossing tours of the year.
Which shouldn't be so surprising – they're living legends after all. However, a closer look reveals that the Rolling Stones only perform approximately 16 shows per year. More specifically 14 in 2016, and 18 in 2015.
Yet in 2015 their tour was the fourth highest grossing that year and in 2014 they were third. So we'll tell you why we think the Rolling Stones will also make the top list for highest grossing tours of 2016, even though the list hasn't been announced yet.
U2 grossed third in 2015 with 64 shows, and Kenny Chesney fifth with 57 shows. In 2014, Justin Timberlake grossed second with 111 shows and The Eagles were fourth with 70 shows.
In other words, how are the Rolling Stones ranking so high with 16 shows, next to the industry average of 60 shows in a year?