The Rolling Stones earn $100 million from summer US shows

The band played 14 dates from May to July as part of their Zip Tour

It has been announced that The Rolling Stones have made over $100 million from their recent US tour over the summer.

The band’s Zip Tour kicked off in San Diego during May, concluding on July 11 in Buffalo, with the band playing 14 dates in total.

As Billboard reports, the band sold 628,733 concert tickets along the way, with gross earnings from the live stint adding up to $109.7 million (£70 million).

It was previously reported that the group have made $360 million (£228 million) from touring since 2012.

The legendary band resumed touring in 2012 following a five-year hiatus, playing 30 shows across Europe and North America on their ’50 & Counting’ tour, including a well-received headline set at Glastonbury Festival in 2013.

The band then hit the road again last year (2014) for the ’14 On Fire’ tour, which took in 29 dates across Asia, Europe, Australia and New Zealand.

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Meanwhile, the Rolling Stones have announced details of their first ever exhibition. ‘EXHIBITIONISM’ is the veteran band’s first ever major exhibition and will open at London’s Saatchi Gallery next year.

The exhibition will consist of over 500 Rolling Stones artefacts from the band’s personal archives, including original stage designs, rare guitars and instruments, backstage paraphernalia, rare audio tracks and unseen video clips. There will also be personal diaries and correspondence from members of the Stones, original poster and and album artwork and cinematic presentations.

‘EXHIBITIONISM’ will run from April 6 2016 until September of the same year.

The band have also vowed that they are not splitting up during a video message broadcast at the launch of the exhibition.

Guitarist Keith Richards said: “People have said we’re splitting up since every tour from about 1975. If anybody should be interested in when we’re going to quit, it should be the Stones, and they’re not particularly interested in doing so.”

Fellow guitarist Ronnie Wood added: “The exhibition is an insight into an ongoing machine and institution that will never stop rumbling. We didn’t get into this exhibition with the thought of retiring. It’s just another input into the travelling circus.”
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