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U2 Extravaganza Shatters Records

U2 put the wraps on its two year long world tour Saturday (7/30) in Moncton, Canada with a rain soaked performance on one of the three gigantic claws custom built for the tour the group hopes to sell as permanent stages.  Show 110 of the tour that opened in Barcelona, Spain in 2009 and encountered a delay of months while Bono recovered from a serious back injury brought the total attendance for the multi-continent trek to 7.1 million.  Along the way, the group easily shattered the previous record for the largest grossing tour set by the Rolling StonesMick & Co. brought in $558 million, while Bono and crew got fans to part with just over $736 million.  The amount the two bands pocketed from the tours could well end-up being much closer, given the U2's much higher production costs.
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