The Rolling Stones’ ‘A Bigger Bang’ tour was the top grossing tour of 2006, according to Billboard.
The tour that began in autumn of 2005 finished last month (November), was a success not only in America, but also around the world, and had
brought in $437 millions (£224 million).
The tour producer Michael Cohl told Billboard.com that the gross was not bad at all. “And not done, eh? There are still a lot of cancellations in
Europe that the band feels obligated to try and make up. So I wouldn't be surprised if it keeps going next year," According to figures obtained by Billboard Boxscore, Madonna's controversial Confessions tour came second in money-earnings, but number one in the female artist groups.
Sixty shows with 1.2 million fans attending resulted in a total of $195 million (£100 million) for her efforts.
Artists making up the remainder of the top ten grossing tours are Bon Jovi, U2, Tim McGraw/Faith Hill, Cirque du Soleil, Barbra Streisand,
Kenney Chesney, Dave Matthews Band and Aerosmith.