When it wraps up this week, the U2 360 Tour will have played to over 3 million fans in just 44 cities. With record shattering sales including the largest attendance at the Rose Bowl this evening as well as setting the all time record at New York’s Giant Stadium where the audience surpassed that of the Pope – the largest rock and roll touring production ever has just confirmed the return to North America beginning June 6th at Anaheim’s Angel Stadium. The tour is once again produced by Live Nation Global Touring and sponsored by BlackBerry®.
Having performed in a limited number of North American cities in 2009, U2 360 is set to touch down in a new set of stadiums next summer including stops in Anaheim; Denver; Oakland; Seattle; Edmonton; East Lansing; Miami; Philadelphia and Montreal. Due to overwhelming demand, U2 360 will also return for one night only in Toronto and Chicago before finishing the North American leg in New York at the New Meadowlands Stadium.
With sell-outs already reported for the 2010 European tour including Denmark (2 shows sold out); Brussels (2 shows sold out); Helsinki (2 shows sold out) and Coimbra (2 shows sold out); and Paris where over 90,000 tickets were sold for a third show at that venue, U2 2010 will offer fans who missed out a new opportunity to experience the U2 stadium spectacle.
With a cylindrical video system of interlocking LED panels, and a steel structure rising 150 feet from the floor over a massive stage with rotating bridges, the band has truly created an intimate 360 experience for concert goers. In keeping with the concept that this tour is more about a unique staging configuration with excellent sight-lines, tickets for the U2 360 2010 tour will once again be scaled so that 85 percent of the tickets are priced at less than $95.00, general admission floor tickets at $55.00 and at least 10,000 tickets per venue priced at $30.00.
Tickets for the U2 360 Tour performances in Oakland, Edmonton, and Toronto will go on sale Monday November 2. Additional North American on sales will take place over the following few weeks in November. Full details of all dates and on-sale information as well as multiple imagery and video of the unique production and seating positions can be found at www.U2.com.
As always, subscribers to U2’s official website u2.com will have an opportunity to purchase tickets in advance of the public on sale date. Existing members who renew their memberships as well as new subscribers will be eligible to receive a Limited Edition U2 remix CD as well the chance to participate in the pre-sale for the 2010 shows. Complete details at: www.u2.com.
U2 360 TOUR 2010
Presented by BlackBerry
NORTH AMERICAN ITINERARY
6-June Anaheim, CA Angel Stadium On sale soon
12-June Denver, CO Invesco Field On sale Nov. 6
16-June Oakland, CA Oakland-Alameda On sale Nov. 2
20-June Seattle, WA Qwest Field On sale soon
23-June Edmonton, AB Commonwealth Stadium On sale Nov. 2
30-June East Lansing, MI Spartan Stadium On sale soon
03-July Toronto, ON Rogers Centre On sale Nov. 2
06-July Chicago, IL Solider Field On sale soon
09-July Miami, FL Land Shark Stadium On sale soon
12-July Philadelphia Lincoln Financial Field On sale soon
16-July Montreal, QC Venue to be announced On sale soon
19-July New York New Meadowlands Stadium On sale soon
EUROPEAN TOUR ITINERARY
10-August Frankfurt, Germany Commerzbank-Arena On sale now
12-August Hannover, Germany AWD Arena On sale now
15-August Horsens, Denmark Casa Arena SOLD OUT
16-August Horsens, Denmark Casa Arena SOLD OUT
20-August Helsinki, Finland Olympiastadion SOLD OUT
21-August Helsinki, Finland Olympiastadion SOLD OUT
25-August Moscow, Russia Luzhniki On sale soon
30-August Vienna, Austria Ernst Happel Stadium SOLD OUT
03-September Athens, Greece Olympic Stadium On sale Nov. 2
06-September Istanbul, Turkey Ataturk Olympic Stadium On sale Nov. 2
15-September Munich, Germany Olympiastadion On sale now
18-September Paris, France Stade de France SOLD OUT
22-September Brussels, Belgium Stade Roi Baudouin SOLD OUT
23-September Brussels, Belgium Stade Roi Baudouin SOLD OUT
29-September Seville, Spain Estadio Olimpico On sale now
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02-October Coimbra, Portugal Estadio Cidade Coimbra SOLD OUT
03-October Coimbra Portugal Estadio Cidade Coimbra SOLD OUT
Additional dates and cities to be confirmed. Itinerary subject to change.
For complete tour and ticket information, fan club memberships, merchandise and more, visit:www.U2.com
Press materials available at: www.u2.com/rmpphoto
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