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U2 tour netting more than $6m per show

U2 took an incredible $62m (£48.6m/€55.4m) in box office receipts from the first 10 concerts of their 2017 world tour.

The Irish band’s tour was “easily” the top grossing schedule for May, according to Billboard magazine.

Country singers Tim McGraw and Faith Hill were in second place with $16.4m grossed between May 4 and June 7, while Iron Maiden were third with $10.6m.

U2’s Joshua Tree 2017 tour began in Vancouver on May 12, with 519,648 tickets sold for the first eight concerts, according to promoter Live Nation. 51 concerts are so far scheduled for the tour.

U2 already hold record

The band’s two concerts at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena drew 123,164 attendees, grossing $15.7m. In Chicago, the two shows at Soldier Field sold 105,078 tickets and grossed $13.4m.

The Joshua Tree Tour 2017 will remain in North American cities through July 1 and then hit eight European markets during a three-week span. A second North American leg in September will be followed by a final stand in five Latin American cities in October.

U2’s 360° tour, which ran from 2009 to 2011, is the highest grossing tour of all time. The band took more than $736m from 110 shows attended by 7.3m people.

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