This year, the Rolling Stones marked their 50th anniversary as a rock band. It was recently announced that they would be performing 4 shows later this year, including 2 at Brooklyn’s new Barclays Center, the home of the NBA’s Brooklyn (formerly New Jersey) Nets.

In  a recent story, Businessweek ‘s John Lopez compiled an interesting set of facts on the legendary band. Here are some of them:

  • The group has sold 200 million albums worldwide, including 42 albums reaching “gold” status, 28 reaching “platinum” status, 12 reaching “multi-platinum” status, and 1 reaching “diamond” status (10 million+ albums sold).
  • During the past 23 years (since their induction into the Rock Hall of Fame), the Rolling Stones’ tours have generated a total attendance of 25 million fans.
  • The 2005-2007 Bigger Bang Tour  grossed $558 million.
  • As of August 2012, the average of the current Rolling Stones was 68.75.

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