A lot can be said about Irish rock quartet U2, but one of their most talked about accolades is their ability to sell concert tickets. When U2 hits the road, not only do they move tickets, they break records. The band’s iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE is reaching fans in more personal ways than ever before and that is sure to sell even more tickets as fans clamor for the chance to see the rockers live as the tour wraps this week at New York City’s Madison Square Garden.
The band’s last tour, U2 360, which ran from 2009-2011, was the biggest tour in concert history with 110 shows that grossed $736.4 million and moved 7.2 million tickets, according to Billboard Boxscore. As a whole, U2 is regarded as the top touring act in the world, having moved 22.8 million tickets to 625 shows that grossed $1.5 billion at the box office in the past 30 years.
The North American leg of their current iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE tour is slated to wrap up on July 31st in New York City and their sales have yielded noteworthy results. The tour, which is in support of their latest album, Songs of Innocence, began on May 14 and will come to an end in November in Paris, racking up a total of 44 shows. Although a solid run, the 44 dates seem nearly miniscule in comparison to the 110 dates the 360 World Tour saw, and venue size, which has varied greatly from the two tours, will play a role in whether or not U2 continues to crush tour records.
Read more at: Music Times
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