U2's ongoing 360-degree tour dubbed "world's largest tour ever"
Sunday 10 April 2011
On Sunday night Irish rockers U2 will claim the high grossing tour ever when they play their second stadium show in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The band’s 360° tour, which launched in 2009, has raked in almost $700 million (€485 million).
Announced by Billboard Boxscore, which tracks sales for concerts and albums, on April 8, the tour will pass the $558 million (€386 million) top-earning record set by the Rolling Stones' tour of 2005-07.
When the tour wraps up this summer, it will have sold more than seven million tickets to 110 shows, meaning it also ranks as the most attended tour in history, according to Boxscore. Rolling Stones sold 6.4 million tickets with their Voodoo Lounge tour of 1994-95.
The massive, seven-leg tour launched in June 2009 in Barcelona. In 2011, the band kicked off its South African tour in Johannesburg on February 13 followed by a slew of shows in Brazil, Chile, and Argentina. Beginning in May, U2 will tour Mexico, the US, and Canada, wrapping up on July 30 in Moncton, Canada, at the Magnetic Hill Music Festival.
U2 will also perform at the Glastonbury Festival, June 23-28 in Pilton, England, joining Britain's Coldplay and US singer Beyoncé as the main headline acts. U2 will play the Pyramid stage on Friday, June 24.
U2 has won 22 Grammy Awards, more than any other band, and has sold more than 150 million records worldwide.
Get a taste of the tour: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sLDbyNSChUw
Art Piece taken off website amid 'severe security alert'
Maisie Williams single-handedly rises to the challengeTV
Academy criticised after no non-white actors nominated
tvAn expose of hooliganism masquerading as an ideological battle
artLee Hadwin can't draw when he's awake, but by night he's an artist
Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 The BBC has just done more to eradicate ‘terrorism’ than all our wars since 9/11
- 2 Dog thinks owner is drowning in lake, dives in and tries to pull him out
- 3 Saudi preacher who 'raped and tortured' his five -year-old daughter to death is released after paying 'blood money'
- 4 Chilling drone footage captures Auschwitz ahead of 70th anniversary of liberation
- 5 Narendra Modi: Indian Prime Minister wears suit with pinstripes that spell his name to meet Barack Obama
Ed Sheeran texts Noel Gallagher to offer him tickets after that Wembley Stadium rant
Sia apologises for 'Elastic Heart' music video that sees Shia LaBeouf wrestle 12-year-old Maddie Ziegler
Taylor Swift banned from Triple J Hottest 100: Fans react to epic #Tay4Hottest100 defeat
Mortdecai becomes Johnny Depp's fifth consecutive box office bomb
Last Tango in Halifax, review: Can we ever really move on from Kate?
'We would evict Queen from Buckingham Palace and allocate her council house,' say Greens
French court convicts three over homophobic tweets, in case hailed as a 'significant victory' by LGBT rights campaigners
Greece elections: Syriza and EU on collision course after election win for left-wing party
British Muslim school children suffering a backlash of abuse following Paris attacks
Islamic history is full of free thinkers - but recent attempts to suppress critical thought are verging on the absurd
30,000 reasons why the rhetoric on immigrants claiming benefits can stop now