Author(s): JONES DYLAN
U2 360degree by numbers 7,100,000 fans saw the show; 10 million people watched a live stream of U2 360degree at the Rose Bowl on YouTube; 320,000 fans saw 360degree in Mexico City; 9,760 guitar strings utilized; 7,100 miles - approximate distance travelled by space station while talking with U2; 5,200 years - collective touring experience of U2 tour personnel; 400 tons - weight of the fully loaded claw; 134 crew members; 126 truck drivers; 110 concerts; 53 gigs attended by a single fan; and 7 astronauts attended. U2 360degree, the most successful concert tour of all time, came to an end in Moncton, Atlantic Canada on July 30, 2011. The massive 26 month undertaking by Live Nation Global Touring saw U2 play 110 concerts in front of more than 7.1 million fans in 30 countries across five continents. "From the Ground Up" is the inside story of U2 360degree with exclusive contributions from the band, manager Paul McGuinness, world-renowned set designer Willie Williams and exclusive photographs from photographer Ralph Larmann and written by Dylan Jones who was given complete access, including behind the scenes at Glastonbury 2011.
The Official inside story of the biggest rock tour of all time: U2's 360degree.
Dylan Jones is editor of British GQ and has won the Editor of the Year Award four times during his tenure. He has published biographies of Jim Morrison and Paul Smith and two anthologies of journalism. He is the author of the book, iPod Therefore I Am: A Personal Journey Through Music and When Ziggy Played Guitar: David Bowie and Four Minutes that Shook the World also published by Preface.