Ticket prices: $30-$250
The tour's unique staging provides the biggest stadium capacities ever. U2 's 360° trek was the top ticket seller of 2009 at more than 3 million in attendance and $311 million in gross from just 44 shows-all sellouts. The band has 16 North American and 22 European shows scheduled for this year.
Outlook: U2  is on the road toward the highest-grossing tour in history as it begins to usurp the Rolling Stones  and flirt with $600 million in box office. The tour's producer, Live Nation Global Touring chairman Arthur Fogel, calls the 360° trek "the mother of all tours."
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