3Arena enjoyed a €35.7m box office bonanza, U2 the biggest draw of 2015

New figures provided by trade industry journal ‘Pollstar’ show that U2 earned more than €1.1m a show for their four-night stint at the venue last November.

The figures show the U2 gigs generated €4.6m in box office receipts for the gigs that were enjoyed by 46,784 fans.

Underling their staying power after more than 35 years in the business, the Dublin group’s run was the highest grossing of any act at the Live Nation owned venue last year.

The band donated €2m from their Dublin gigs to the Music Generation initiative in collaboration with the Ireland Funds.

According to the new figures provided by ‘Pollstar’, the number of fans attending concerts at the 3Arena increased by 26pc to 591,423 last year.


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