When the doors open Sunday night for U2′s second show at Morumbi Stadium in Sao Paulo, Brazil, the band’s 360 tour will become the highest grossing tour in history.
In Sao Paulo, U2 360 will pass the $558 million gross mark set by the Rolling Stones for their A Bigger Bang tour of 2005-2007. U2 will go on to shatter the record at about $700 million by the time it wraps in North America July 30 at Magnetic Hill in Moncton, N.B., and when all the numbers come in be recorded in Billboard Boxscore as the biggest trek ever. The tour returns to North America May 21 in Denver.
360 will also have moved more than 7 million tickets to 110 shows, enough to capture the “highest attended tour ever” mantle, as well. The Stones are also the band to vacate that title, as their Voodoo Lounge tour of 1994-1995 had held the attendance record at 6.4 million tickets, according to Boxscore.