Already among the most successful tours in history, U2’s Vertigo has been extended into 2006. According to the band’s official Web site, the band will return the road in February and visit Mexico, South America, New Zealand, Australia and Japan. It is unknown if additional North American shows are in the works.
Vertigo has grossed an astonishing $256.5 million this year and drawn more than 3 million fans to 88 shows reported to Billboard Boxscore, all of them sell-outs.
U2 is in the midst of its final North American touring leg of the year, which visits Miami tonight (Nov. 14) and concludes Dec. 19 in Portland, Ore. A DVD from the outing, “Live in Chicago,” will be released tomorrow via Interscope.
Of late, the band has been mixing up its set lists more frequently than earlier in the tour, having included such tunes as “The Ocean,” “I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For,” “Angel of Harlem,” “With or Without You,” “Bad,” “The First Time” and the “How To Dismantle an Atomic Bomb” B-side “Fast Cars.”