U2 is a top-selling live act for U.S. summer 2017: StubHub

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LOS ANGELES Veteran Irish stone rope U2 is a top-selling live song act in a United States for summer 2017, sheet seller StubHub pronounced on Sunday, outpacing cocktail acts such as Ed Sheeran and Lady Gaga with a unison debate celebrating a seminal “Joshua Tree” album.

U2’s 13-stop “The Joshua Tree Tour 2017” surfaced a list of many renouned live song acts in a United States between Memorial Day (May 29) and Labor Day (September 4). British thespian Sheeran’s U.S. leg of his “divide” debate came in during No. 2 with 32 shows over a summer.

Unlike many artists who debate in support of new albums, U2’s unison celebrates a 30th anniversary of a 1987 “The Joshua Tree” album, with lyrics that drew from a band’s travels opposite America and amicable commentary.

U2 will flog off a U.S. Joshua Tree debate on Sunday during Seattle’s 68,000-capacity CenturyLink Field, and will play shows opposite a nation including California, Texas and Florida before streamer to Europe.

Sheeran’s debate will be during venues averaging a ability of 20,000 while U2’s venues are upwards of 65,000 seats.

StubHub’s top-10 list did not embody tickets sole for shows in Canada.

StubHub, that did not recover a series of tickets sold, pronounced U2 had outsold Sheeran by 65 percent and outsold final year’s tip summer act, British thespian Adele, by 15 percent.

Tickets for U2 have averaged around $246, while normal sheet prices for Sheeran have been about $231, a sheet seller said, adding that U2’s Jun 3 Chicago date was a many in-demand unison of a summer.

StubHub’s top-10 acts of a summer saw an equal multiplication of maestro artists and stream cocktail and hip-hop acts, with Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers, Metallica, Tool and Roger Waters confronting off Bruno Mars, Lady Gaga, Kendrick Lamar and Justin Bieber.

(Reporting by Piya Sinha-Roy; Editing by Leslie Adler)

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