LOS ANGELES (CelebrityAccess) — U2's acclaimed The Joshua Tree Tour 2017 just wrapped with a series of four successive shows at São Paulo's Morumbi Stadium that saw the Irish rock band break their own record for ticket sales with 280,000 Brazilian fans turning out for the concerts.
Overall, the tour is likely to be one of the top tours for the year, with Live Nation reporting that U2 performed in front of 2.7 million fans over the course of 51 shows across North and South America, the UK and Europe, and Mexico.
The tour, produced by Live Nation Global Touring, opened at BC Place in Vancouver on May 12th and made its U.S. debut May 14th at CenturyLink Field in Seattle, generating positive reviews from critics, though with the band returning to some of their most iconic material, that might be a bit like shooting fish in a barrel.
The North American run featured 20 sold out stadium dates and U2's first-ever U.S. festival headlining gig at Bonnaroo on June 9th before heading across the Atlantic for their European leg, starting on July 8th with a show at Twickenham Stadium in London.
Other notable dates on the run included a show in front of 78,000 fans in Croke Park, almost 30 years to the day after U2 performed at the Dublin venue on the original Joshua Tree tour.
As well, the band made their first visit to Bogotá, Colombia, when they performed at Estadio El Campin on Oct. 7th.