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Coldplay tour tickets brought in $523m

Coldplay’s recently-completed ‘A Head Full of Dreams’ series of performances has become the third highest-grossing tour ever recorded.

The English band brought in more than $523m (£396m/€443m) from 114 shows, with the final concert having taken place in Buenos Aires on Wednesday night.

U2 and The Rolling Stones are the only two groups to have generated more than Coldplay in ticket sales for a single tour. The Irish rock band grossed $784m for its 360° Tour from 2009 to 2011, while The Rolling Stones’ A Bigger Bang tour grossed slightly more than the Chris Martin-led band.

Live Nation reported that nearly 5.4 million fans attended the tour, which started in March 2016.

Coldplay sold out multiple dates at stadia in London, Paris, Los Angeles, Chicago and New Jersey and set a new attendance record of 67,451 at Mexico City’s Foro Sol.

The new record edged out Roger Waters’ 2010-13 The Wall Live tour for third place on the highest-grossing list.

Coldplay reportedly hinted that A Head Full of Dreams would be the band’s final full-length album, but a new EP was released in July.