Coldplay's A Head Full Of Dreams Tour becomes third highest grossing tour in history

Coldplay's A Head Full Of Dreams Tour becomes third highest grossing tour in history

Coldplay's epic A Head Full Of Dreams Tour has become the third highest grossing global tour of all time.

The huge trek, which kicked off back in March 2016 and concluded this week in Buenos Aires, Argentina, garnered more than $523 million (£396m) in ticket sales, trailing only the $736m (£558) generated by U2's 2009-11 360 tour and The Rolling Stones' A Bigger Bang Tour, which raked in $558m (£423m) from 2005-07.

The band have played to almost 5.4m fans on the Live Nation-promoted tour, which spanned 114 shows in 76 cities and 31 countries, with two legs in Latin America, two in both Europe and North America, one in Australia, and one in Asia.   

The tour set a new attendance record at Mexico City's Foro Sol venue on April 17 last year with an audience of 67,451. Other highlights include four sold out shows at London's Wembley Stadium (produced by SJM Concerts), three sold out shows at Los Angeles' Rose Bowl Stadium, three sold out shows at Soldier Field in Chicago, three sold out shows at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey, and playing to over 235,000 people across three sell out shows at Stade de France in Paris. 

According to Official Charts, A Head Full Of Dreams, the band's seventh studio album, has sold 1,133,823 copies in the UK to date. 

Click here to revisit Music Week's report on Coldplay's 2016 live odyssey and here for our interview with frontman Chris Martin and drummer Will Champion.  

PHOTO: Sam Neill

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