Music Gear News

At Gear4music.com we update our news channel daily to ensure you always get the latest and most important music news.

U2 are the world's highest-paid music stars

U2 are the world's highest-paid music stars thanks to their tour.
Great deals on musical instruments

U2 might be busy working on their Spiderman musical on Broadway, but that hasn't stopped the Irish rock stars from bringing in the money as they have once again topped the Forbes list of the world's highest-paid music stars.

Singer Bono and electric guitar player Edge may have temporarily put making new U2 music on hold as they have been busy working on Spiderman: Turn of the Dark, but the hard working musicians have continued to tour.

Forbes reported that the band earned over £121 million in 2010 alone.

Most of that was attributed to their worldwide tour known as 360 degrees, which, two years on, is still ongoing.

In an age where CD sales no longer bring in revenue like they used to and digital sales of music nowhere near lucrative levels, merchandise and huge tours has become the number one way of making money.

Pop titans Bon Jovi, who are also performing a similar world tour to U2, came in second place with earnings of £78 million.

The ever successful Elton John was third with £62 million.

The Spiderman musical finally debuted on Tuesday after months of drama that saw delays, issues with the script and problems with directors.

It was a typically star-studded event at Broadway, with Robert De Niro, Jay-Z and Matt Damon among the stars in attendance.

 ADNFCR-2133-ID-800582390-ADNFCR

Posted on 17 Jun 2011 11:29 to category : Band / Celebrity News

Related Music News

thumbnail

Through a collaboration with Martin, Sheeran's latest signature model features artwork from his latest album '÷' and has been built to his exact specifications.

25 Apr 2017 17:08
thumbnail

An icon who helped propel the rock 'n' roll movement to new and unprecedented heights. Chucky Berry is praised by many as a founding father of modern music.

20 Mar 2017 11:31
thumbnail

Founding guitarist of legendary LA band Y and T Joey Alves passes away due to complications relating to Ulcerative Colitis. Documentary on soon to follow.

13 Mar 2017 13:12
thumbnail

Destroyer Cola is to be the latest release in rock veterans Kiss' long line of merchandise currently available to the general public for purchase

7 Mar 2017 15:23
thumbnail

In a recent unconfirmed report, frontman of famous rock and roll outfit Guns N' Roses is said to be heading into the studio with Australian rock veterans AC/DC

24 Feb 2017 13:13
thumbnail

Never before has music been so accessible. With social media, tab sites and forums at your immediate disposal, learning your favourite song couldn't be easier.

9 Feb 2017 15:22

Recent Music News

thumbnail

Pioneer has released their latest sampler, the Pioneer DJ DJ DJS-1000 Standalone Sampler. With intuitive features, its the ideal companion to the live DJ.

18 Oct 2017 12:29
thumbnail

Presonus introduce the next addition to their line-up, the Faderport 16. With various intuitive features, the Faderport 16 is ideal for the live sound engineer.

17 Oct 2017 12:24
thumbnail

A digital piano that's ideally suited to the intermediate player, the Roland RP-102 Digital Piano hosts a number of intuitive features for the developing pianist.

17 Oct 2017 09:32
thumbnail

The Darkglass Microtubes B3K V2 Bass Overdrive pedal is the quintessential tool for those bassists looking to develop and diversify their bass sound.

16 Oct 2017 14:31
thumbnail

Darklgass Electronics has just introduced a new and improved upgrade to their sensationally popular Preamp Pedal, the much anticipated B7K V2 Bass Preamp pedal.

16 Oct 2017 14:31
thumbnail

The 2.0 update has been designed to improve the overall functionality and workflow of the Katana series, granting a number of new and intuitive features

13 Oct 2017 15:28