06:29 AM EDT 10/16/2013
Originally posted 12/28/2001 12:00PM
U2 RULES: Year-end tallies for the concert business are in, and U2 has come out on top. The Irish band had the second biggest tour ever -- generating $109.7 million in estimated ticket sales, second only to the Rolling Stones's 1994 gross of $121.2 million. Otherwise, according to Pollstar magazine, 2001 was an off year for many groups and solo acts, with ticket sales down 7 percent. But U2 managed to sell out venues across the U.S. with a back-to-basics show, even adding dates after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.
Originally posted 12/03/2001 12:40PM
Despite past criticism of the U.S., Irish rockers U2 ended their concert tour in Miami Sunday with lead singer Bono proclaiming, "We love this country."
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