[lastfm]AC/DC[/lastfm]‘s recent worldwide Black Ice tour has broken the record for being the second highest-grossing concert tour in history.
After playing 168 shows, the band has earned nearly $441.6 million and saw roughly 4.9 million people attend. The only band that is above them when it comes to concert tours is the [lastfm]Rolling Stones[/lastfm] with their 2005-2007 A Bigger Bang tour. The run earned the Stones a gross total of $558.3 million for playing 147 shows. Hailing from Australia, AC/DC have made a huge comeback after an eight-year absence from the concert scene, with their current tour proving to be one of their most successful, according to Billboard.
The Black Ice tour has been running from 2008 to 2010 and wrapped up on June 28 in Bilboa, Spain. Their 2008 album of the same name has appeared at number one in 27 countries since its debut, selling over 1,700,000 units in its first week alone.