Wednesday, August 3, 2011

U2 closed its world tour with a record revenue of over U.S. 700 million

The Irish band U2 in Canada closed its colossal tour U2 360, after going around the world for over two years and get a record collection of over 700 million dollars, the largest in history, surpassing even the Rolling Stones, organizers said. While not yet have definitive figures, it is known that the collection of the band on this tour, "exceeded $ 700 million, beating the record of the Rolling Stones," said Liz Morentin AFP spokeswoman production company, Live Nation Entertainment.

According to Billboard specialized site, U2 won $ 736 million and a total audience of 7.3 million people. "Both figures are the highest ever recorded by Billboard," the magazine said. "U2 broke into Sao Paulo, Brazil's record of 558 million raised by the Rolling Stones" on a tour. Then was presented at the Azteca stadium in Mexico, where the May 14 concert made the prime of his tour (108,800 fans), as detailed Live Nation said in a statement.

The stunning musical and visual spectacle, which opened June 30, 2009 in Barcelona with a tribute to Michael Jackson died five days earlier, "saw U2 play in 110 concerts to more than 7.1 million fans in 30 countries five continents, "the statement said. The group led by Bono, a champion in the struggle for human rights and poverty (has worked with Greenpeace and Amnesty International, as well as in numerous campaigns to combat AIDS, among others), gave his last show on Saturday in Moncton, eastern Canada.

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