U2's '360' Is Officially Most Successful Tour of All Time

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U2's The Edge, Adam Clayton and Bono took a collective leap of faith while performing at ANZ Stadium on Dec. 13 in Sydney, Australia.

As projected by Billboard last week, U2's 360 officially became the most successful tour of all time, Live Nation announced today.

Sunday night's sold-out show at Morumbi Stadium in Sao Paulo pulled U2 past the previous record, held by the Rolling Stones' Bigger Bang tour, which grossed $554 million from 2005 through 2007.

Video: U2 performs in Sao Paulo, Brazil

With 26 shows left before the tour finishes in Canada on July 30, 360 will also set a new record as the top grossing tour of all time, with final ticket sales due to surpass $700 million.

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Tour promoter/producer Arthur Fogel said, "These numbers are staggering, a fantastic result. U2 have invented a new style of rock show and they continue to deliver their fans the best possible live experience. An in-the-round transportable stadium production is something that the touring industry has been trying to figure out for some time. The extra capacity that the U2 360 creates also allows for a large number, several thousand in fact, of low priced tickets at every show."

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. Fans all over the world agree that a ticket to U2 '360' is good value for money. We're really proud of this tour and this achievement is great news, coming as we head back into North America."


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