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U2 Tour Tops Stones

U2 360 TOPS STONES’ BIGGER BANG: Following last night’s sold-out show at Morumbi Stadium in Sao Paulo, Brazil, U2 360 has broken the previous record held by the Rolling StonesBigger Bang Tour, which grossed $554 million from 2005-‘07.  With 26 shows left before the Live Nation-promoted tour finishes in Canada on July 30, U2 360 will also set a new record as the top grossing tour of all time, with final ticket sales due to surpass $700 million. So far, the tour has played to 5 million people across Europe, Russia, North America, South America, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand. By the tour end on July 30, more than 7 million people will have seen the production. with 110 shows in 30 countries across five continents. U2 manager Paul McGuinness said: “That dollar figure for the gross looks enormous! Of course I can’t tell you what the net is, but I can tell you that the band spend enormous sums on production for their audience. We’re really proud of this tour and this achievement is great news, coming as we head back into North America. And no, I can't get you a ticket.” (4/11p)


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