U2 break world record for highest grossing tour ever
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U2's current worldwide 360° tour has become the highest grossing in history, beating the record previously set by The Rolling Stones between 2005-2007.The Irish rockers passed the $558 million (£341m) world record following their concert in Sao Paolo, Brazil, last night (10 April).
The tour kicked off in July 2009 in Barcelona and still has more than 20 gigs to go.
More than seven million tickets have been sold to date for 110 shows.
On average U2's 360° Tour packs out 63,000 people each show, taking $6.4 million (£3.9 million) according to Billboard Boxscore.
The final date is 30 July 2011 at the Magnetic Music Hill Musical Festival in Moncton, Canada. Arcade Fire will be the support act.
Before that, they will headline the Friday night of this year's Glastonbury festival on 24 June.
It will be the band's debut at Worthy Farm in Pilton, Somerset.
Their 2010 show was cancelled because lead singer Bono injured his back.
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