Of all the different end-of-the-decade lists Billboard has put together, none has a less surprising name on top than the list of top touring artists of the 2000s. It's the Rolling Stones, of course. The group of elderly legends played 264 shows in the decade and made a nutty $869 million. U2 and Madonna were the only other artists to pass the $800 million mark. The rest of the top five included Bruce Springsteen and Elton John. This is your social-security money at work.
Top Touring Artists [Billboard]