Tag: Rolling Stones

Live! Roundup: Touring Giants Dominate With Summer Grosses

Zac Brown, wearing a Boston Red Sox ballcap, and his band played Fenway Park Aug. 31-Sept. 1. (Getty Images) The Rolling Stones, Ed Sheeran and Metallica are three of the heavy hitters among the concert industry’s road warriors of 2019 and a dominant force on this month’s Hot Tickets chart. Those three acts account for nine of the 10 highest-grossing concert engagements — all stadium-size events with ticket sales topping the 30,000 mark for one performance. The Stones land four events on Hot Tickets, including the top grosser, an Aug. 22 sellout at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif. with a crowd of 56,974 and a $13.1 million box office take. They also chart at Nos. 4, 5 and 6 with shows in the San Francisco, Miami and Phoenix markets. The concerts — the final events on the iconic band’s “No Filter” tour — add $44 million to the group’s overall […]

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Live! Roundup: As Summer Heats Up, Legends Take Charge of Charts

Bob Weir and Mickey Hart perform with Dead & Company. (Getty Images) Never mind the scenarios where the old guard quietly takes a back seat to let the younger generation take over. That’s not the case in concert touring, as evidenced by the marquee names on this month’s Hot Tickets charts. With the Rolling Stones and Paul McCartney each landing three sold-out concert engagements in the More Than 30,000 Capacity category — along with performances by Dead & Company, Billy Joel and Phil Collins — the old guard touring giants are alive and well in 2019. The Stones lead the charge with sold-out stadium dates in three U.S. markets topped by a $21.7 million gross from two nights at Chicago’s Soldier Field. The shows launched the band’s 2019 summer jaunt that was postponed earlier this year because of Mick Jagger’s health issues. The veteran rockers also hit the chart with […]

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The Stones and the Shield Team Up

Co-branded merchandise partnership is most extensive of its kind for NFL The Rolling Stones have historically been a savvy marketing machine, churning out creative lines of merchandise over the course of their 57-year run as “The World’s Greatest Rock ’n’ Roll Band.” Their current No Filter tour of North America is no exception. Bravado, the Stones’ exclusive brand management and merchandising vendor and part of Universal Music Group, signed a short-term deal with the NFL to sell co-branded tour T-shirts and fashion football jerseys. The tour includes stops at 13 NFL stadiums this summer, and the merchandise will carry the official marks and colors of teams in each of those markets as well as the Stones’ iconic lips-and-tongue logo.  Both items are available at retail stands inside the stadiums and merchandise trailers outside the venues, plus the Rolling Stones store on the band’s official e-commerce site. The agreement extends to […]

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New Stones Dates Should Be Confirmed in Next Few Weeks

News broke over the weekend that Mick Jagger’s health would not allow the Rolling Stones’ tour of the U.S. and Canada to start as planned this month. (Getty Images) Scheduling could be tricky for stadium shows during football season Rescheduled dates for the Rolling Stones’ 2019 North American tour should be confirmed over the next few weeks, said Jeff Apregan, a consultant for the Gridiron Stadium Network. The group had six NFL member facilities on the original route. “It was never a conversation about cancellation, it was always a conversation about postponement,” Apregan said. “The concern of course is weather as you get later in the year.” The 17-show tour, originally set for April 20 through June 29, was postponed because of a medical condition concerning lead singer Mick Jagger, the band announced over the weekend. Some media outlets have reported Jagger will have heart valve surgery this week. Tour […]

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