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U2′s Record Setting Show By The Numbers

Jenna James

U2 is just coming off their insanely successful 360 Tour and if you were lucky enough to get tickets, you were a part of history. The tour came to a close Saturday in Canada and it wasn’t just U2′s biggest tour ever. It just may be THEE biggest tour. Ever. Let’s break it down. 

The people at Billboard.com say it will go down as “the biggest tour ever, both in terms of box office gross and attendance.” It started in June of 2009 and in just over two years, U2 played 110 shows in front of 7.1 million fans in 30 countries. One fan followed them and went to 53 of their shows on the tour.

The Claw Stage was 162 feet tall and weighed 400 tons fully loaded with all of their gear. There were 134 crew members, eleven babies born to the crew, two crew weddings, 12 bus drivers, 126 truck drivers, 9,760 guitar strings, 92,270 meals fed to the crew and their guests and 29 thousand t-shirts given to local stage workers. Ten million fans watched their live YouTube stream of U2 360 at the Rose Bowl in October of 2009 and 320 thousand fans watched them in Mexico City.

You can re-live the show at TCF Bank Stadium by clicking HERE. If you were at the show, you can find yourself, tag yourself and post it to your Facebook and Twitter account by clicking HERE.

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