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They will  follow:  46,529 fans attended U2’s sell-out shows over the four nights at the 3Arena acccording to industry journal Pollstar

They will follow: 46,529 fans attended U2’s sell-out shows over the four nights at the 3Arena acccording to industry journal Pollstar

They will follow: 46,529 fans attended U2’s sell-out shows over the four nights at the 3Arena acccording to industry journal Pollstar

U2's shows at the 3Arena last November helped the venue to a bumper 2018 - taking €53.7m in ticket sales.

That is according to new figures from trade industry journal 'Pollstar' which show U2's four gigs at the venue generated €5.64m at the box office.

The figures show that 46,529 attended the sell-out shows over the four nights at the Live Nation-owned venue.

During 2018, 820,391 tickets were sold at the 3Arena putting it in the top 10 best-attended music arenas across the world in 2018.

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar was one of the 7,606 Kylie fans to go to the 3Arena to see the singer's gig on December 3rd last where ticket sales generated €666,204 at the box office.

Last year was a strong year for Irish acts performing at the 3Arena - the 'Pollstar' figures show that The Script generated €1.85m from three gigs at the venue last February.

One of Ireland's richest young performers, Niall Horan's two sell-out shows at the venue last March earned €1m at the box office as Horan enjoyed worldwide success with his solo album 'Flicker'. 

Box office receipts are shared between promoter, artist and venue operator.

The figures also show that The Coronas took in €424,416 for their July gig.

Two of the most lucrative nights at the venue last year were the two dates played by Italian singer Andrea Bocelli which earned more than €1.1m for each night he performed. In total, the two Bocelli concerts last October totalled €2.264m. 

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