[lastfm link_type="artist_info"]U2[/lastfm]‘s ongoing 360 tour has officially become the highest grossing tour of all time. As of their recent performance at the Estádio do Morumbi in Sao Paulo, Brazil, the group have amassed $558 million, edging the [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Rolling Stones’[/lastfm] A Bigger Bang tour.
[photogallerylink id=33653 align=left]While speaking with Billboard of the record, the band’s manager, Paul McGuinness, said that they are happy to have nabbed it and owe it to their dedication to live performance.
“[The record is] something we’re very proud of having set. And 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,” he says.
It is estimated that, by the end of the tour on July 30, U2 will have made over $700 million from the tour.
“We were always very conscious that we had two parallel careers, as recording artists and as live performers, and each was absolutely vitally important,” McGuinness adds.