U2 are set to have the highest grossing tour ever.
The ‘With or Without You’ rockers – who will return to North America in May – will surpass the Rolling Stones’ total of $558 million when they rock out at their gig in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on Sunday (10.04.11).
It is a remarkable feat, and Paul McGuinness, manager of the band – which features singer Bono, guitarist The Edge, bass player Adam Clayton and drummer Larry Mullen – said the group are very proud of the record, and rightly so.
He told Billboard: “To set it with a further 20-plus shows to go on the tour is kind of mind-blowing. It means that it’s a record that will probably never be outstripped.”
The tour has sold more than seven million tickets for their 110 shows – quite an achievement – and they are still planning their next album, which Bono has reportedly said will be a “futuristic” one.