Bono might have scared fans by doing the band's "going away now" but they deserve a break after the whopping amount of cash they earned on their 2018 tour.
“We’ve been on the road for quite some time, just going on 40 years, and this last four years have been really something special for us,” Bono told the crowd. “We’re going away now.”
They’re not going to be signing up for the dole anytime soon, that’s for sure. Pollstar reports that the band’s 2018 shows – 59 of them in North America and Europe – grossed more than $126 million and sold more than 927,000 seats.
“With those final totals, the band is on track to rank among the highest-grossing arena tours of the year, joining such artists as Pink, Bruno Mars and Justin Timberlake with tours that have topped $100 million in sales in arena-sized venues,” the site added.
U2’s four shows at home in Dublin earlier this month pulled in $6.4 million in ticket sales. Their three concerts at Madison Square Garden in June netted $8.7 million. Even more eye-popping: during their past four years of shows they’ve sold 4.9 million tickets equating to $594 million.