January 14, 2013 12:18

Blur, Stone Roses trail behind Take That in reunited artists rich list

Gary Barlow and co. reportedly earned £130m since reforming in 2005

Blur, Stone Roses trail behind Take That in reunited artists rich list

Photo: Andy Willsher/NME

Blur and The Stone Roses feature on a rich list of acts who have reformed in recent years.

The huge sums earned by both bands show just why it is so many acts are keen to reunite, with Blur reportedly earning £15 million since returning in 2009 and last year's Stone Roses reunion making the Manchester group an estimated £12 million. However, according to The Sun's figures, both bands trail considerably behind Take That whose huge tours and successful albums of new material have netted £130 million since 2005.

Elsewhere on the list, it is claimed The Spice Girls earned £25 million and Steps around £10 million. Other groups included in the rich list include Madness, Simple Minds, Sex Pistols, Pulp and the Happy Mondays. You can see the full top ten below.

1. Take That - £130 million
2. Spice Girls - £25 million
3. Blur - £15 million
4. The Stone Roses - £12 million
5. Steps - £10 million
6. Madness - £5 million
7. Simple Minds - £3 million
8. Sex Pistols - £2.5 million
9. Pulp - £1.5 million
10. Happy Mondays - £750,000


Meanwhile, the lucrative market for reforming shows no sign of slowing down with the news that '90s pop acts including B*Witched, 5ive and Atomic Kitten have all got back together as part of new ITV2 reality show.

Blur's Damon Albarn hit the headlines last week when it was reported that he has spent over £18,000 on replacing bikes he has had stolen from him on the streets of London.

Read More On This Artist

Video: The Stone Roses At Heaton Park - How Was It For You?

Take That Merchandise
More News
New Order sign to Mute Records for new album
Run The Jewels reveal 'RTJ2' album tracklist and artwork
Faith No More readying first new album in 18 years
Chvrches announce Mansionair as next release on their Goodbye Records label
Project to combat sexual harassment at gigs launches UK-wide campaign
Billy Corgan says Smashing Pumpkins may split after forthcoming 2015 albums
Sleater-Kinney to release career-spanning vinyl boxset 'Start Together' in October
Fat White Family unveil new track 'I Am Mark E Smith' – listen
Royal Blood say they're 'still scratching our heads' over Number One album
Foals to return to Glastonbury to play Pilton Party bash
The Coral confirm details of 'lost' album 'The Curse Of Love'
Interpol admit they haven't been in contact with former bassist Carlos D since his departure
Radiohead drummer Phil Selway says 'now feels right' time to start recording new album
‘Baywatch’ theme tune singer Jimi Jamison dies, aged 63
Apple and FBI to investigate reports iCloud hack was behind nude photo leaks
Elbow announce London and Manchester ‘theatre’ shows for 2015
Kanye West previews new song 'Awesome' in 'Keeping Up With The Kardashians'...
CeeLo Green deletes Twitter account following rape comments
Jessie Ware reveals new song 'Want Your Feeling' – listen
O2 Priority Tickets available for Elbow, Maroon 5 and Bombay Bicycle Club
Everything Everything share picture from studio as they begin recording new album
TV On The Radio reveal new song 'Happy Idiot' – listen

More News

Comments

Please login to add your comment.

Featured Videos
Latest Tickets - Booking Now
 
Know Your NME
 

 
NME Store & Framed Prints
Most Read News
Popular This Week
Inside NME.COM
On NME.COM Today