U2's 'The Joshua Tree Tour 2017': 123 Million Earned and Counting
publish date: 2017-07-17
U2 earns the top ranking on the most recent tally of Hot Tours with Roger Waters following at No. 2 based on reported box office counts from North American dates on both tours. The Irish rockers head up this week’s list (see below) with $61.5 million in sales from nine stadiums on the band’s worldwide trek to commemorate the 30th anniversary of The Joshua Tree. Waters earns his ranking based on a $25 million gross from the first 16 shows of his Us + Them trek that debuted in May.
Following its May 12 launch in Vancouver, The Joshua Tree Tour 2017 grossed $62.2 million from 10 shows at the first eight stadiums on the opening North American leg. Those concerts -- reported to in a prior week -- drew more than half a million fans. The 10 shows reported this week are the final dates on the tour’s first North American run that closed on July 1. Altogether so far, the overall gross has reached $123.7 million from 1,043,414 sold tickets at 20 concerts.