U2 set to break Rolling Stones record for highest-ever grossing tour

Band's '360' tour is set to gross more than $700 million (£428 million)

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U2 are set to make history on Sunday (April 10) when their ‘360’ world tour becomes the highest-grossing tour of all time.

The band are playing in Sao Paolo, at the Morumbi Stadium that night. Following the performance their tour will have grossed over $558 million (£341 million).

This surpasses the record set by The Rolling Stones for their 2005-07 tour ‘A Bigger Bang’.

According to Billboard, when the tour finishes in Nebraska on July 30, it will have grossed more than $700 million (£428 million).

During their ‘360’ tour U2 have played to an average crowd of 63,600 and grossed $6.4 million (£3.9 million) per show.

The tour began in 2009 in Barcelona and it has since visited over 30 countries.

U2 headline Glastonbury this June.

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