U2 Breaks Tour Records !

Bono and company continued their record breaking ways last week. U2’s Oct 25 Rose Bowl performance has set a new US attendance record.

Billboard reports that the legendary Irish rockers have smashed their own attendance record for the best-attended single concert performance at a U.S. venue by a headliner.

The “With or Without you” hitmakers brought their 360° tour to Pasadena, CA’s. Rose Bowl last Sunday and played to a record breaking sellout crowd of 97,014.

U2 set their previous record during their Joshua Tree tour back on Sept. 25, 1987 at the John F. Kennedy Stadium in Philadelphia, playing to a soldout crowd of 86,145
Earlier this week, YouTube announced that the simulcast coverage of the Pasadena concert was watch by 10 million fans from 188 countries, making it the video site’s largest streaming event ever.

After playing their final show of the 2009 North American leg of their tour in Vancouver, BC on Wed, U2 headed east to headline the 2nd night of the 25th anniversary of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame at New York’s Madison Square Garden show this past Friday (10/24).

The “Beautiful Day” hitmakers will play a free show in front of the Brandenburg Gate on Nov. 5 that will be beamed into the MTV Europe Music Awards ceremony at Berlin’s O2 World arena and will bring their 360° tour back to Canada and the US in the summer of 2010.

See U2’s official website for more tour details.

For the latest info on the band, check out “U2 heads back to North America in 2010“U2 concert sets record on YouTube

Did you know? U2 holds the top 3 positions among the top 5 single-concert attendances on record in the U.S.,