LOS ANGELES (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — U2's 360 tour wrapped up in Moncton on Saturday night, officially closing the books on what proved to be the most successful tour in history.
Spanning 110 concerts across 5 continents and 26 months, U2 played in front of more than 7.2 million fans, including their first visit to the Balkans since 1997.
According to Billboard, the total gross for the tour was a record-breaker, coming in at $736 million all told. This handily beats the previous record-holder, The Rolling Stones 'A Bigger Bang Tour,' which wrapped up in 2007 with an inflation-adjusted total gross of $591 million.
"This tour was a brilliant success on every level and all involved should be extremely proud. U2 once again have set the standard for achievement – perhaps for all time," said Live Nation's Chairman, Global Music & CEO, Global Touring Arthur Fogel.
Live Nation compiled some interesting numbers on the tour:
U2 360° By The Numbers
10 million People watched a live stream of U2 360° at the Rose Bowl on YouTube
320,000 Fans saw 360° in Mexico City
92,270 Meals fed to working staff and guests
29,000 Tee shirts given to local stagehands
9,760 Guitar strings utilized
7,100 Miles – approximate distance travelled by space station while talking with U2
5,200 Years – collective touring experience of U2 tour personnel
400 Tons – weight of the fully loaded claw
134 Crew members
126 Truck drivers
53 Gigs attended by a single fan
33 Flemish speaking crew members
12 Bus drivers
-CelebrityAccess Staff Writers