U2's North American Tour set for 2010
U2 has announced the upcoming 360 North American Concert Tour next year. They recently finished up the U.S. leg of their 360 Concert Tour at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California. The 2010 concert tour schedule dates are presented by BlackBerry.
U2 NORTH AMERICAN 2010 CONCERT TOUR ITINERARY
6-June Anaheim, CA Angel Stadium. Tickets on sale soon
12-June Denver, CO, Colorado. Invesco Field. Tickets on sale Nov. 6, 2009
16-June Oakland, CA Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum. Tickets on sale Nov. 2, 2009
20-June Seattle, WA. Washington. Qwest Field. Tickets on sale soon
23-June Edmonton, Canada. AB Commonwealth Stadium. Tickets on sale Nov. 2, 2009
30-June East Lansing, MI. Spartan Stadium. Tickets on sale soon
03-July Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Rogers Centre. Tickets on sale Nov. 2, 2009
06-July Chicago, IL. Solider Field. Tickets on sale soon
09-July Miami, FL, Florida. Land Shark Stadium. Tickets on sale soon
12-July Philadelphia, PA. Lincoln Financial Field. Tickets on sale soon
16-July Montreal, QC, Canada. Venue to be announced. Tickets on sale soon
19-July New York, NY. New Meadowlands Stadium. Tickets on sale soon.
U2 World Tour 2009 wrapped up
These are the latest dates for the upcoming 2009 international concert tour by U2. The full tour schedule is expected to launch on June 4, 2009 in London. While the concert dates is not yet finalized, U2 is expected to match or exceeds its previous concert performances. When new U2 concert schedule dates are announceed, it will be posted here.
September 28: Washington DC
October 1: Charlottesville, VA
October 6: Atlanta, GA
October 9: Tampa, Florida
October 25: Los Angles, California
October 26: Vancouver, BC, Canada
Chicago, Boston and New York All Instantaneous Sell-Outs
LARGEST SINGLE DAY ATTENDANCE RECORDS SET IN EACH CITY
LOS ANGELES, March 30, 2009 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- With sales this morning of over 82,000 tickets sold in New York, 72,000 in Boston and 65,000 in Chicago U2 360 Tour will set the largest single day attendance record in each city.
Response has been overwhelming and records continue to shatter. In London, with over 6700 tickets sold in just 60 seconds, ticket sales for U2 360 Tour at Wembley Stadium resulted in the highest sales rate ever in the UK. At Dublin's Croke Park, 160,000 tickets for U2 360 Tour performances on July 24th and 25th sold out in just 40 minutes, leading the announcement of a 3rd and final event in that city. Sales in Gothenburg and Amsterdam were so brisk that 2nd performances were added and sold out within hours of them going on sale. Zagreb sales broke all sales records in that country and last week - U2's tour opener in Barcelona sold out in 54 minutes becoming the fastest ever sold out show in the history of pop music in Spain.
The North American tour opener in Chicago September 12th at Soldier Field was an instantaneous sell-out. Due to overwhelming demand, a 2nd and final performance September 13th also with special guest Snow Patrol has been confirmed. In Boston, in addition to the sold out September 20th performance, fans will be able to see U2 with special guest Snow Patrol at a second event - September 21st at Gillette Stadium.
In New York at Giants Stadium, Muse will be the special guest at both the September 24th and now 2nd and final performance on September 25th. In Toronto, response to the announcement of U2's performance was so strong that a 2nd performance was announced prior to it going on sale this morning and both performances September 16 and 17th at Rogers Center are also now sold out.
Also confirmed, U2 360 Tour will visit Washington - September 29th at FedEx Field; Charlottesville, October 1st at Scott Stadium; Atlanta - October 6th at Georgia Dome; Tampa - October 9th at Raymond James Stadium; Los Angeles - October 25th at the Rose Bowl; and Vancouver - October 28th at BC Place Stadium.
Tickets in Charlottesville will go on sale Friday, April 3rd. Tickets for all additional performances including the 2nd and final performances in Chicago, Boston and New York will go on sale next Monday, April 6th at 10:00 am.
Full details of all dates and on-sale information as well as a virtual model of the unique production and seating positions can be found on a dedicated microsite at U2.com. Subscribers to U2's official website U2.com will have an opportunity to purchase tickets in advance of the public on sale date.
The U2 360 tour is sponsored by BlackBerry(R) and produced by Live Nation Global Touring.
U2 3 Nights Live:
U2 Like You've Never Heard Them Before
In celebration of the release of No Line On The Horizon, Interscope recording artist U2 will participate in an unprecedented radio broadcast event produced by FMQB Productions, U2 3 Nights Live which places the band in three cities for three mutually exclusive radio broadcasts for three consecutive nights.
Beginning in Los Angeles on Monday, March 9, 2009, the broadcast will feature an inside look at the making of No Line On The Horizon. The band will play selections from the album and discuss the recording process, concepts and ideas behind the new album. The LA event will be hosted by Shirley Manson, the lead vocalist of Garbage and co-star of the Fox series Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles.
On Tuesday, March 10th, the band travels to Chicago for part two of the broadcast series. Bono, The Edge, Larry Mullen, Jr. and Adam Clayton will host a radio takeover hour, along with Ms. Manson, as the band will broadcast a one hour live show as guest deejays.
The final night of the radio extravaganza will find the band at a historic theater in Boston for a live performance and audience Q&A in a very intimate setting on Wednesday, March 11th.
All three shows have a broadcast start time of 9:00 p.m., EST.
This landmark radio broadcast event is produced by FMQB Productions. FMQB CEO & Executive Producer Fred Deane comments, "This highly ambitious radio initiative will provide wonderful content for radio stations across North America. Radio programming was built on unique and creative content, and when you place U2 at the core of the event it becomes a premium broadcast opportunity. Live broadcast events of this magnitude create incomparable theater-of-the-mind radio, offering listeners an exclusive entertainment value and experience they can't find anywhere else."
Source: Interscope Records
SANTA MONICA, Calif., March 4, 2009 /PRNewswire/ --
U2's Vertigo Tour
By Kristen Gonzales
The U2 Vertigo tour which began on March 28, 2005 had been extended with concert dates scheduled throughout the 2005 year.
U2 will complete the first leg of their tour on May 28, and move on to the European leg of the tour from June until August.
Following that, U2 will revisit North America with an additional third leg of the tour extending to many locations which were not included in the first round, finishing up a 10 month worldwide tour in December.
U2 recently celebrated 25 years together and the sell-out rate to their concerts can speak to those wondering if this world-famous rock band is still going strong. 90 percent of the tour locations are sold out, many of which tickets sold out to eager fans within 30 minutes.
For those still interested in attending, Detroit, Las Vegas, San Francisco, Buffalo and St. Louis venues still have regular priced tickets which can be purchased through ticketmaster.com.
For most other scheduled dates, tickets can be purchased at an increased price from ticketsnow.com. The following highlights are just a glimpse of what can be expected from the Vertigo concert:
From U2’s new album, “How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb,” the performance features the songs, “City of Blinding Lights,” “Vertigo,” “Miracle Drug,” “Love and Peace or Else,” “Sometimes You Can’t Make It On Your Own,” and “Yahweh.”
In addition, U2 has handpicked favorites such as “Pride,” “Sunday, Bloody Sunday,” “Elevation,” “Where the Streets Have No Name,” and “Bullet the Blue Sky,” all of which U2 tailors to produce a different effect at the time of the tour.
As expected, U2 has a little more than just rock and roll on their minds. For fans who enjoy expressing both their political and social responsibilities, U2 features their ONE campaign asking ONE million Americans to have their voices heard by politicians who are not doing enough to support countries of extreme poverty.
ONE campaign bracelets are for sale at the concerts with proceeds going directly to support the campaign. During the concert, U2 lead singer, Bono, leads fans in a simultaneous text messaging to a featured phone number, allowing fans to join in with U2’s fight for human rights.
Starting with the ellipse-shaped runway that cuts through the middle of the crowd and video support to surround, spectators can expect a clear view of the performance at almost any seat in the house.
In addition, there are lighted curtains, laser light images, and the unpredictable theatrical antics of lead singer, Bono, all of which have received high accolades from reviewers.
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