U2 wraps up 360 tour

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By Ann Oldenburg, USA TODAY

U2 360° - the group's amazingly successful tour, came to an end in Moncton, N.B., Canada on Saturday night.

The tour opened in Barcelona on June 30, 2009, and, in 26 months, the group played 110 concerts for 7.1 million fans in 30 countries across five continents. The tour's biggest single audience was 108, 800 at Stadium Azteca in Mexico City on May 14.

"With tonight's final show, U2's 360° tour will go down as the biggest tour ever reported both in terms of box office gross and attendance," says Ray Waddell from Billboard in a release about the tour's end.

Some more fun facts and figures from the U2 360° tour:

10 million people watched a live stream of U2 360° at the Rose Bowl on YouTube
320,000 fans saw 360° in Mexico City
92,270 meals fed to working staff and guests
29,000 T-shirts given to local stagehands
9,760 guitar strings utilized
7,100 miles - approximate distance travelled by space station while talking with U2
5,200 years - collective touring experience of U2 tour personnel
400 tons - weight of the fully loaded claw
134 crew members
126 truck drivers
53 gigs attended by a single fan
33 Flemish-speaking crew members
12 bus drivers
11 babies born to crew
7 astronauts attended
4 appreciative Irishmen
2 fairytale crew weddings

Copyright © 2011 USA TODAY, a division of Gannett Co. Inc.

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