Rolling Stones stage richest ever tour

The band pip U2 in the concert revenue stages

The Rolling Stones have over taken U2 to take the record for the highest grossing tour ever.

The British veteran’s A Bigger Band world jaunt has now generated the most money in concert history, pulling in over $437 million gross.

This puts it over U2’s Vertigo tour (2005-2006) which grossed $333m, which itself originally took the record from the Rolling Stones’ Voodoo Lounge tour (1994-95) which pulled in $320m, reports Billboard.

With U2 having resumed their world this month in Australia, they are expected to bring Vertigo’s gross to $377m, however it is strongly rumoured that the Rolling Stones will continue their jaunt into 2007 suggesting they could top $500m.