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- Posted on Sep 26th 2007 1:00PM by Kim Davis
Unsurprisingly, Madonna and the Rolling Stones smashed records this year. Her Madge-esty's Confessions tour grossed close to $200 million (or as Reuters observed, more than $3 million per show) to become the world's most successful female artist. The Rolling Stones now hold the record for the most successful music tour, grossing $437 million with their 'Satisfaction'-guaranteed stage show.
But let's not forget Jamiroquai. Frontman Jay Kay and his band now hold the achieved the record for "highest concert." But not in a low-hanging smoke cloud sort of way. The group performed at 35,000 feet in a Boeing 737 jet this year. Fellow Brit Katie Melua earned the "lowest concert" accolade, singing at 994 feet below sea level on an oil rig off the coast of Norway.