U2 tour breaks world record for earnings


April 12, 2011 – After more than 35 years of solid business it seems that rock band U2’s fortunes are not anywhere near taking a break.

With numerous Grammys and humanitarian achievements under their belt, they have now beat a world record previously held by The Rolling Stones.

Their current worldwide 360° tour has become the highest grossing in history, surpassing $558 million after a concert in Sao Paulo Brazil on Sunday.

The Irish rockers kicked off their tour in Barcelona in July 2009 and still have more than 20 gigs to go.




According to the Billboard Boxscore, they’ve sold more than seven million tickets for 110 shows, which pans out to an average of 63,000 people each show.

The final date is 30 July 2011 at the Magnetic Music Hill Musical Festival in Moncton, Canada, and before that, they will headline this year’s Glastonbury festival on 24 June. 

The money has been good despite the fact that U2 had to take a break last year, when lead singer Bono hurt his back.



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