U2 Off To Europe
The U2 360° Tour kicks off in Barcelona on June 30 and runs through September 24 when the band touches down in E. Rutherford, New Jersey.
So far the band is targeting 14 stadiums in Europe and 4 stadiums in the U.S. European stops include the Barcelona opener at Nou Camp on June 30; Milan, Italy, at San Siro on July 7; Paris at Stade De France on July 15 and Berlin at Olympic Stadium on July 18.
Other Euro stops include Amsterdam (July 20), Dublin (July 24), Gothenburg (July 31), Chorzow (August 6), Zagreb (August 10), London (August 14), Glasgow (August 18), Sheffield (August 20) and Cardiff (August 22).
Tickets for Milan and Gothenburg go on sale Friday, March 13. Tickets for Amsterdam go on sale March 14. Full onsale information for all dates will be released through U2.com.
U.S. dates released today include September 12 in Chicago at Soldier Field; September 16 in Toronto at The Rogers Centre; September 20 in Foxboro, Mass., at Gillette Stadium and September 24 in E. Rutherford at Giants Stadium.
Support acts on the tour will include Glasvegas, Elbow, Kaiser Chiefs, Snow Patrol and Black Eyed Peas. Additional support bands will be announced at a later date.
The band is touring in support of its latest studio album – No Line On The Horizon.
It’s called The U2 360° Tour for good reason. Long-time U2 show director Willie Williams and architect Mark Fisher (ZooTV, PopMart, Elevation, Vertigo) created a circular design promising fans unobstructed views from all seats.
Ticket prices? The man with the guiding hand behind the band explains:
“U2 has always been at their best when surrounded by their audience, this staging takes a giant leap forward,” said U2 manager Paul McGuinness. “With 85 percent of the tickets priced at less than $95, general admission floor tickets priced at $55 and at least 10,000 tickets at every venue priced at the $30 price range, we have worked very hard to ensure that U2 fans can purchase a great priced ticket with a guaranteed great view.”
Produced by Live Nation Global Touring, the U2 360° tour is sponsored by Blackberry.
“This tour announcement marks the first stage of a relationship and shared vision between Blackberry and U2 that we expect will lead to new and innovative ways to enhance the mobile music experience on the Blackberry platform for U2 fans,” McGuinness said. “We look forward to sharing more details as the relationship unfolds.”