One of the biggest names in modern music is that of U2 and frontman Bono. The band, based out of Ireland, broke onto the scene in the 1980s and quickly proved to be different than other pop rock bands of the era.
The group tackled weighty topics in their songs, such as religion and societal ills, rather than resorting to standard and less demanding subjects. Through to the present, the band continues its strong social activism as Bono works to raise awareness about issues of human oppression around the world.
The band’s album sales have been strong over the years and has become one of the world’s top selling acts of all time with more than 50.5 million records scanned. Part of this is thanks to the band’s continued prolific output: 12 studio albums of original material were produced between 1980 and 2009.
The band’s international recognition and widespread popularity makes it one of the hottest touring acts on the road. U2 frequently sells out arenas and stadiums around the globe as fans flock to their high-production quality concerts.
The 2018 NCAA Final Four is upon us, with the Michigan vs. Villanova championship game putting a final wrap on March Madness (though obviously it’s already April. The final captured the top spot on yesterday’s best-selling events list, according to sales data from Ticket Club. On Saturday, Michigan defeated... Read more
U2 fans in Connecticut were presumably pumped when news broke earlier in March that the band would be performing its final stop on the eXPERIENCE + iNNOCENCE Tour at the Mohegan Sun Arena. But then the pricing came out. The band, which saw ticket prices dynamically dropped to meet... Read more
March Madness action remains one of the hottest tickets around. Early round passes for the NCAA tournament nabbed five spots on yesterday’s best-selling events list, including the No. 5 rank for regional action in Detroit on Friday. Boxing was able to best basketball, however, as the Canelo Alvarez-Gennady Golovkin II... Read more
Powerhouse performers Beyoncé and U2 kick off the week in ticket onsales with shows that are sure to sell rapidly. The Beyhive is abuzz over Beyoncé’s July 30 gig at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, which is widely speculated to be the launch of a new co-headlining tour alongside husband... Read more
Politicians in the Republic of Ireland are taking a hard look at the connection between Ticketmaster and secondary marketplace (and subsidiary) Seatwave following consumer complaints surrounding the rapid sellout of U2 and Coldplay concerts in the country’s capital, Dublin. According to a story in the Irish Times, Michael Healy-Rae... Read more
After last night’s thrilling Super Bowl marked the conclusion of football season, the sports calendar has flipped a page to focus on the next major event of the year: college basketball. March madness is looming and teams are gearing up for various conference tournaments, several of which are heading... Read more
This past year had its ups and downs – but in times of trouble, live music consistently proves a popular refuge from the real world. As it comes to a close, TicketNews is taking a look back at the best selling concerts of 2017. As is evident from just... Read more
As the year comes to a close, TicketNews is gathering data to determine ticket market breakdowns for the best sellers of multiple categories in 2017. (See Cities and Venues here). For 2017, duo or group tours made up a notable number of top sellers; understandably, as they’re able to... Read more
At the Number One spot today is the Knicks vs. 76ers game at Madison Square Garden on Christmas Day, followed directly by a 2018 Taylor Swift show at the Rose Bowl and a Real Madrid vs. Barcelona rivalry matchup this weekend. Other popular sporting events include the NHL Winter... Read more
Today’s presales list is headlined by additional dates on a wildly popular Eagles 2018 tour, as well as a few dates from Jason Mraz’s acoustic solo tour. A show each from Jennifer Lopez, Steve Aoki, and Tim McGraw & Faith Hill are also up for presale. On sale today... Read more