Originally Posted by Pocket-full-of-gold
I've read several accounts of bands actually loosing money as the result of touring or at least from sections of the tour. From memory, The Stones and G'n'R may have fallen victim to this....so it can happen to big acts too.
Clearly it ain't always beer and skittles.
Rodger Waters is well known for spending so much on special effects for his shows that he actually has gone on tour knowing he wouldn't turn a profit.