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 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.