August 8, 2009
U2 tour tops $100 million in 13 shows
The Irish rock band U2 grossed more than $100 million in the first 13 shows of its 360 Degrees tour, box office totals show.
Billboard.com reported Friday the
With or Without You rockers grossed $28.8 million of their total during three shows at Croke Park in Dublin, Ireland, in late July.
The profitable Dublin performances allowed U2 to post the fourth-highest recorded gross for a performance run at a single location.
The U2 performances were narrowly edged out for third by the 1999 Woodstock festival, while the Spice Girls' 2008 performances at London's O2 Arena held second overall with $33.8 million in earnings.
Tops on the single gross concert list was U.S. singer Bruce Springsteen, who raked in $38.6 million at Giants Stadium in New York in 2003.
Billboard.com said Springsteen and U2, along with pop star Madonna, are the only touring musical acts to have exceeded $100 million in overall ticket sales so far in 2009.