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.
U2’s newest studio album, Songs of Experience, was released December 1. It has received lukewarm reviews from fans and critics alike, but Billboard reports that it will likely debut at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart. Why? Every concert ticket they sold on the corresponding tour included an album... Read more
Unsurprisingly, today’s Top 20 is again dominated by college football bowl games, with the Sugar Bowl and Rose Bowl semifinals at Nos. 1 & 3 and the Cotton Bowl, Peach Bowl and Outback Bowl rounding out the Top 5. In pro football, Super Bowl 52 comes in at No.... Read more
Headlining today’s tickets on sale is Taylor Swift, whose Verified Fan process kicks off today and releases tickets throughout the week for fans dependent on their designated day and presale code. Also available for presale are tours from country music artists Brad Paisley, Brett Eldredge, and Chris Young, and... Read more
Available for presale today are several shows from classical singer-songwriter Andrea Bocelli, one Madison Square Garden show from Billy Joel, and several theater shows including School of Rock The Musical, The Book of Mormon, and Waitress. On sale today are tours from Miguel and Gramatik, a pair of shows... Read more
Today’s presales list sees a number of big artists – four shows from Eagles, one with special guest James Taylor, and two shows from Foreigner, and a show each from Brad Paisley in Kansas City, U2 in New York, Harry Styles in Hershey, PA and The Chainsmokers in Prior... Read more
Tickets to UFC 219: Cyborg vs. Holm are available for presale today for the Dec. 30 fight at T-Mobile Arena. Also up for presale are a single show from Katy Perry in Vancouver, U2 in Chicago, and Ace Frehley in Staten Island, and pairs of shows from Eagles in Arlington... Read more
Topping the Market Heat Report again today, and presumably for the remainder of the week, are Saturday’s college football championship games. At no. 1 is the Big Ten, between Wisconsin Badgers and Ohio State Buckeyes, no. 2 is ACC between Miami Hurricanes and Clemson Togers and 5 is Sec... Read more
After a fast sell-out of their 2018 eXPERIENCE + iNNOCENCE Tour, U2 has added second shows in select cities – Las Vegas, Washington, DC, New York, Philadelphia, Chicago, Boston, and Montreal- and those tickets are available for presale today to the band’s fan club through Ticketmaster. Other tours on... Read more
At the No. 1 – and 3, 7 & 8 – spots today is Romeo Santos, former lead vocalist of Aventura, who kicks off a tour in NYC next February. The remainder of the Top 10 is sports-centric, with the ACC Football Championship between the Miami Hurricanes and Clemson... Read more
Over half of all spots on today’s Top 20 went to next year’s eXPERIENCE + iNNOCENCE tour from U2. The band’s fourteenth studio album, Songs of Experience, won’t be released until December 1, but that didn’t stop fans from making 11 out of the 18 tour stops TicketNetwork best-sellers.... Read more