U2 will be parting ways with "the claw" after their 360 Tour wraps up next month.  The band is in talks with various promoters to turn the four-legged centerpieces from their record-breaking trek into permanent venues.

The band's tour director, Craig Evans, said the three 29,000 square-foot structures were "too great an engineering feat" to just put in storage after the tour.  He says venues from around the world have contacted the band's management about buying the "claws" with the intention of turning them into interior pavilions or amphitheaters.  Evans adds that even more inquiries will probably come in for what he says would be an "instant skyline icon."

U2's 360 tour is already the biggest in history.  Experts predict the band will have played in front of some seven-million fans by the time they take the stage for their last show on July 30th in Moncton, New Brunswick.  The tour is also expected to gross about 700-million dollars.