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U2, Taylor Swift Had Highest-Grossing Tours of 2011

Top Earning Tours of 2011

U2 raked in $156 million from 25 shows in 21 North American cities in 2011, making the band the highest-grossing touring act of the year, according to Pollstar. Worldwide, the group pulled in $231.9 million for the year. Taylor Swift just missed the $100 million mark in North America, earning $97.7 million over 80 dates in 59 cities on her "Speak Now" tour. Other top-grossing acts were Kenny Chesney ($84.6 million), Lady Gaga ($63.7 million) and Bon Jovi ($57.1 million), who were the biggest earners of 2010.


Bono, The Edge rock Toronto film fest with U2 doc

U2 singer Bono, guitarist The Edge and their band mates have let their guard down for a revealing documentary about their creative development and a pivotal career shift 20 years ago.


Revived Billboard Awards honors Beyonce, Neil Diamond; Rihanna, Taylor Swift key winners

Revived Billboard Awards honors Beyonce, Neil Diamond; Rihanna, Taylor Swift key winners

Rihanna and Taylor Swift were two of the key winners at the Billboard Music Awards, which returned after a five-year hiatus with a major dose of star power, featuring Beyonce, U2, the Black Eyed Peas — even First Lady Michelle Obama.


U2 to Break Record For Highest-Grossing Tour of All Time

U2 are about to claim the record for the highest-grossing tour in history After the band's second show at Morumbi Stadium in Sao Paulo Brazil the gross for the Irish band's U2 360 world tour will pass the $558 million mark eclipsing the Rolling Stones' take for their A Bigger...


U2 Reveal New 'Spider-Man' Song

U2's Bono and the Edge introduced the first song from their Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark Broadway musical, "Boy Falls From the Sky," on Good Morning America today. Reeve Carney, who will star as Spider-Man's alter ego Peter Parker, performed the track, which boasts a trademark Edge riff. "One of ...


U2 Concert Receives 10 Million Streams on Youtube

U2 Concert Receives 10 Million Streams on Youtube

Initial reports said that hundreds of thousands of people watched YouTube’s Live U2 concert on Sunday night. Then reports yesterday raised the estimate to 2.5 million. Double that, and then double it again. 10 million is the real number of live streams that YouTube did that night, according to Variety.


The masses descend upon Pasadena for U2's Rose Bowl gig

After weeks of hype -- and multiple traffic warnings from Rose Bowl and Live Nation officials -- the U2 fanatics have invaded Pasadena.


U2 and Bono adapt to changing times

Even while maintaining its status as one of the few musical acts that can still fill stadiums, U2 is struck by how quickly its world is changing - musically and politically....


YouTube, Warner Music Strike Deal To Bring Back Music Videos

YouTube, Warner Music Strike Deal To Bring Back Music Videos

Warner Music Group has completed a deal with YouTube that will bring back music videos for Green Day, U2, Madonna and other artists to the video-sharing site from which they were removed in December, according to two executives familiar with the talks.

Warner has also commenced talks with Vevo, the "Hulu for music" joint venture between YouTube and Universal Music Group and Sony Music Entertainments.


Bob Dylan tops pop music chart

Bob Dylan tops pop music chart

The album is Dylan's fifth No. 1. Heaven and Hell's 'The Devil You Know' bows at No. 8; 'Playing for Change: Songs Around the World,' featuring U2's Bono, enters at No. 10. Bob Dylan is back in a familiar place, landing at the top of the U.S. pop music chart for the fifth time in his career.


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