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U2 Hits 'North' Of South African Record

JOHANNESBURG (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — Sales for the 22-time Grammy award-winning band's South African shows started on Saturday. By yesterday,114000 tickets had been sold, according to The Times Live South Africa.

Concert promoters Big Concerts' financial officer Justin van Wyk told The Times Live South Africa that "U2's tickets sales smashed the record that UK singer Robbie Williams held at 98000 from November 2005."

"This is the biggest event since the World Cup happened in our country and we are doing our best to make sure that everyone has their best experience of the show," he said.

The band is expected to perform as part of the 360 Degrees tour in South Africa on February 13th in Johannesburg and 18th in Cape Town.

— Crystal Lynn Huntoon