by / March 9th, 2009 /

U2 announce 360° world tour

U2 today announced their “360°” world tour which will kick off at the Nou Camp Stadium in Barcelona on 30th June. The 14-date European tour will be sponsored by Blackberry and produced by Live Nation. The Dublin date in Croke Park takes place on July 24th. 10,000 tickets at each date will be sold for €30 with a general standing price of €55.

Tour Dates (with on sale dates after):
20 June 2009 Camp Nou Barcelona ES Wed. 25 March
07 July 2009 San Siro Milan IT Fri. 13 March
11 July 2009 Stade De France Paris FR Fri. 20 March
15 July 2009 Charles Ehrmann Nice FR Fri. 20 March
18 July 2009 Olympic Stadium Berlin DE Fri. 27 March
20 July 2009 Arena Amsterdam NL Sat. 14 March
24 July 2009 Croke Park Dublin IE Fri. 20 March
31 July 2009 Ullevi Stadium Gothenburg SE Fri. 13 March
03 Aug 2009 Veltins-Arena Gelsenkirchen DE Fri. 27 March
06 Aug 2009 Slaski Stadium Chorzow PL Fri. 20 March
10 Aug 2009 Stadium Makimir Zagreb HR Fri. 27 March
14 Aug 2009 Wembley Stadium London US Fri. 20 March
18 Aug 2009 Hampden Park Glasgow GB Fri. 20 March
20 Aug 2009 Don Valley Stad.Sheffield GB Fri. 20 March
22 Aug 2009 Millenium Stad. Cardiff Wal. GB Fri. 20 March
12 Sep 2009 Soldier Field Chicago IL US Mon. 30 March
16 Sep 2009 Rogers Centre Toronto ON CA Mon. 30 March
20 Sep 2009 Gilette Stadium Boston MA US Mon. 30 March
24 Sep 2009 Giants Stadium New YorkNY US Mon. 30 March
29 Sep 2009 FedEx Field WashingtonDC US Mon. 6 April
01 Oct 2009 Scott Stadium Charlottesville VAUS Sat. 4 April
03 Oct 2009 Stadium Raleigh NC US Mon. 6 April
06 Oct 2009 Georgia Dome Atlanta GA US Mon. 6 April
09 Oct 2009 Raymond James Tampa FL US Sat. 18 April
12 Oct 2009 New Cowboys Stad.Dallas TX US Mon. 20 April
14 Oct 2009 Reliant Stadium Houston TX US Mon. 20 April
19 Oct 2009 Ok. Mem. StadiumNorman OK US Sat. 4 April
20 Oct 2009 U. of Phx. Stad.Phoenix AZ US Mon. 20 April
23 Oct 2009 Sam Boyd Stad. Las Vegas NV US TBD
25 Oct 2009 Rose Bowl Los Angeles CA US Mon. 6 April
28 Oct 2009 BC Place Stad. VancouverBC CA Mon. 6 April

Here are the direct press release details:

U2 360° will visit 14 cities across Europe including dates in Milan, Gothenburg, Amsterdam, Paris, Nice, Dublin, Chorzow, Berlin, Gelsenkirchen, London, Sheffield and Glasgow before finishing at Millennium Stadium in Cardiff on 22nd August. The European tour will be followed by dates in North America beginning at Chicago’s Soldier Field on September 12th, 2009.

Long-time U2 Show Director Willie Williams has worked again with architect Mark Fisher (ZooTV, PopMart, Elevation and Vertigo), to create an innovative 360Ëš design which affords an unobstructed view for the audience. U2 360° also marks the first time a band has toured in stadiums with such a unique and original structure (which can be viewed at U2.com).

‘U2 has always been at their best when surrounded by their audience, this staging takes a giant leap forward. With 85 percent of the tickets priced at less than 95 Euro, general admission floor tickets priced at 55 euro and at least 10,000 tickets at every venue priced at around 30 Euro, we have worked very hard to ensure that U2 fans can purchase a great priced ticket with a guaranteed great view’ says U2’s manager Paul McGuinness.

Arthur Fogel, CEO Global Touring/Chairman – Global Music Live Nation: “Following the overwhelming worldwide success of the Vertigo tour where every available ticket was sold, there is tremendous anticipation for this tour and to experience this revolutionary production. As usual fans will not be disappointed.”

Commenting on the new relationship between U2 and BlackBerry-maker Research In Motion (RIM), Paul McGuinness added: “This tour announcement marks the first stage of a relationship and shared vision between RIM 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. We look forward to sharing more details as the relationship unfolds.’

In keeping with their long-standing tradition, U2 will welcome a number of different support acts to the tour including Glasvegas, Elbow, Kaiser Chiefs, Snow Patrol and Black Eyed Peas with additional artists to be announced.

Tickets for U2 360° performances in Milan and Gothenburg go on sale this Friday, March 13th. Tickets for the Amsterdam performance go on sale this Saturday, March 14th. 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. As usual, existing subscribers to U2’s official website u2.com will have an opportunity to purchase tickets in advance of the public on sale date.

  • gandalf

    Some world tour, not a single location in asia. Even Maiden came to India.

  • FP

    zzzz…

    U2 have always been best when surrounded by tax advisers!