By the Numbers: The U2 360° Tour - EMusician

By the Numbers: The U2 360° Tour

By the time it wrapped in late 2011, U2''s monster 360° Tour smashed records for highest-grossing concert tour, with $736 million in ticket sales, and for highest-attended tour, with more than 7.2 million tickets sold. Here, some more impressive facts about the mammoth two-year run.
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By the time it wrapped in late 2011, U2''s monster 360° Tour smashed records for highest-grossing concert tour, with $736 million in ticket sales, and for highest-attended tour, with more than 7.2 million tickets sold. Here, some more impressive facts about the mammoth two-year run.

110 shows performed
97,000 attendees at the Oct. 25, 2009 Rose Bowl performance in Pasadena, CA
180 trucks used to transport gear
400 people employed by tour
336 speakers in the PA system
27 years front-of-house engineer Joe O''Herlihy has worked with the band
750,000 dollars spent daily on production
30,000 cables needed to create video display
9,700 guitar strings used
400 weight in tons of the “claw” over the stage