Among the top five single-concert attendances on record in the U.S., the top three are all U2 performances. The third-highest attendance is also from the band's current tour at its Sept. 29 sellout at the FedExField in Landover, Md with 84,754. Pink Floyd's May 29, 1994 show at the Ohio State University football stadium is in fourth place with 75,250. The Backstreet Boys round out the top five with a sold-out show at the Georgia Dome on Feb. 19, 2000. 73,337 fans filled the Atlanta stadium to see the pop group's Into the Millennium Tour.
U2's Rose Bowl show excelled in gross ticket sales as well as attendance. With $9.96 million grossed, it is the second highest-grossing single U.S. concert by a solo headliner. The concert is second only to the Three Tenors' July 20, 1996 sold-out show at Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. The Rolling Stones make up the rest of this top five list with a Giants Stadium concert of its own on Sept. 15, 2005, a sold-out benefit concert at Radio City Music Hall on March 14, 2006 and an outdoor show at Chicago's Soldier Field on Sept. 10, 2005.
Top Attendance at a U.S. concert by a single headliner:
1. U2 - Rose Bowl; Pasadena, Calif. (Oct. 25, 2009)
2. U2 - John F. Kennedy Stadium, Philadelphia (Sept. 25, 1987)
3. U2 - FedExField; Landover, Md. (Sept. 29, 2009)
4. Pink Floyd - Ohio State University Stadium; Columbus, Ohio (May 29, 1994)
5. Backstreet Boys - Georgia Dome, Atlanta (Feb. 19, 2000)
Top Gross at a U.S. concert by a single headliner:
1. The Three Tenors - Giants Stadium; East Rutherford, N.J. (July 20, 1996)
2. U2 - Rose Bowl; Pasadena, Calif. (Oct. 25, 2009)
3. The Rolling Stones - Giants Stadium; East Rutherford, N.J. (Sept. 15,
4. The Rolling Stones - Radio City Music Hall, New York (March 14, 2006)
5. The Rolling Stones - Soldier Field, Chicago (Sept. 10, 2005)