Everyone knows that the Police reunion tour is going to make the band members rich–or at least richer than they used to be, which is pretty good when you consider that most of them can afford to buy private islands and to train monkeys to work as butlers. But a tipster just sent along some info on what the trio will be making on its summer tour, and let’s just say their new paydays are many miles away higher than we expected.
…amid the recent Police tour frenzy, I thought you’d appreciate knowing that everyone’s favorite punk-turned-jazz rockers are listed on [a major booking site] as making 2 to 4 million per show. As a tour-cash barometer…here’s what some other top acts are listed as making:
The Rolling Stones: 1.5-3 mil
U2: 1.5-2 mil
Paul McCartney: 1-2 mil
Simon & Garfunkel: 750k-1.5 mil
Madonna: 500k-1.5 mil
Celine Dion: 350k-1.5 mil
Guns N Roses: 250-400k
And, just to make a point…here’s what The Police members make when flying solo:
Sting: 150k-1 mil
Stewart Copeland: 10-50k
Andy Summers: 10k
A mere $10,000 for Summers? We’re pretty sure Juelz Santana got three times that just for showing up at a house party in Paramus, N.J. for an episode of My Super Sweet 16.