U2 Wraps Experience + Innocence Tour With $125 Million Earned


U2 wraps the Experience + Innocence tour with $126.2 million within the financial institution and 923,733 tickets offered, in line with reviews to Billboard Boxscore. The 59-date, sold-out worldwide trek wrapped on Nov. 13.

The tour started May 2 on the BOK Center in Tulsa, Okla., and continued to play North American arenas till concluding on July three at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn. U2 started and ended the European leg at Berlin’s Mercedes-Benz Arena, because of the Sept. 1 present being rescheduled to Nov. 13. They grossed $64.7 million in Europe, in comparison with $61.5 million in North America. But contemplating there have been 32 European reveals and 27 North American reveals, the per-show common was stronger within the U.S. and Canada, grossing $2.three million per night time in North America, versus $2 million every night time in Europe.

After 2017’s sprawling stadium tour in honor of The Joshua Tree’s 30th anniversary, the Irish quartet performed a number of nights in arenas for the Experience + Innocence Tour. The trek’s largest reviews got here from two of probably the most iconic cities and venues on the planet, because the band grossed $9.four million from 4 reveals on the AccorHotels Arena in Paris and $Eight.7 million from three reveals at New York’s Madison Square Garden.

The Experience + Innocence Tour acts as an extension of U2’s completely dominant presence on the highway. The Joshua Tree Tour 2017 completed because the 12 months’s largest tour ($317 million) and so they not too long ago received the Billboard Live Music Award for Top Boxscore (Estadio do Morumbi, Sao Paolo, Brazil on Oct. 19-25, 2017). Further, the band’s 2009 360° Tour nonetheless stands because the highest-grossing tour for the reason that inception of Billboard Boxscore in 1990, with $736 million within the financial institution. Their 2018 jaunt pushes U2’s whole profession grosses to a staggering $2.15 billion from 27.7 million tickets offered.

U2 has a fame for pushing boundaries onstage, and very like the groundbreaking introduction of “The Claw” on the band’s 360° Tour, they unveiled the Augment Your Reality app for his or her 2018 reveals. Fans had been inspired to obtain the app earlier than arriving on the venue to set off particular content material the 100-foot-long LED wall operating the size of the world ground in the beginning of every present.

This run served as a conceptual sequel to 2015’s Innocence + Experience Tour. While that tour was extra expansive, grossing $152.2 million from 76 sold-out reveals, the 2018 outing carried out higher on a per-show foundation, averaging $2.138 million every night time, up from 2015’s $2.003 million per present.

U2 traveled the world in help of 2017’s Songs of Experience. The set debuted atop the Billboard 200, turning into their eighth No. 1 album and their first since March 21, 2009, when No Line on the Horizon reigned supreme.

Experience + Innocence Tour: By the Numbers

Total Gross: $126,188,344

Average Per-Show Gross: $2,138,785

Tickets Sold: 923,733

Shows / Sellouts: 59 / 59

Biggest Boxscore (Overall): AccorHotels Arena, Paris – $9,437,998 – four reveals – Sept. Eight-13, 2018

Biggest Boxscore (North America): Madison Square Garden, New York – $Eight,705,673 – three reveals – June 25-July 1