The U2’s “U2360” tour, scheduled only for large stadium settings around the world, will include an October 23 stop at Sam Boyd Stadium in Las Vegas. The announcement coincided with word that U2 had scored its seventh No. 1 album on the U.S. pop album chart.
But even the hugely popular Irish rock group is taking a hit during the recession. “No Line on the Horizon” sold only 484,000 copies during the week ending March 8, according to Nielsen SoundScan. That’s well down from the band’s best opening of 840,000 in 2004 with their “How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb” album.