It%uFE51s confirmed! U2 fans world-wide are ready to %uFE52get on their boots%u2027 as U2 360%u3014 Tour, presented by Blackberry, announces complete sell-outs in Amsterdam, Dublin, Gothenburg, London, Paris, Nice and Milan.
In London, with over 6700 tickets sold in just 60 seconds, ticket sales for U2 360%u3014 Tour at Wembley Stadium resulted in the highest sales rate ever in the UK. At Dublin%uFE51s Croke Park, 160,000 tickets for U2 360%u3014 Tour performances in July 24th and 25th sold out in just 40 minutes. Last weekend, sales in Gothenburg and Amsterdam were so brisk that 2nd performances were added and sold out within hours of them going on sale. Additional sell-outs have been confirmed in Paris and Milan (where 2nd performances were added), as well as in Nice and Sheffield.
U2 360%u3014 Tour, their first stadium outing since the Vertigo Tour of 05/06 follows the release of their 12th studio album No Line On The Horizon which debuted at #1 in over 30 territories.
Produced by Live Nation Global Touring, U2 360%u3014 begins June 30th in Barcelona and will visit 14 cities across Europe through August. The tour will then storm North America beginning at Chicago%uFE51s Soldier Field on September 12th, 2009 with concert dates confirmed through Vancouver on October 28th.
Long-time U2 Show Director Willie Williams has worked again with architect Mark Fisher (ZooTV, PopMart, Elevation and Vertigo), to create an innovative 360%uFE4E design which affords an unobstructed view for the audience. U2 360%u3014 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 $95.00, general admission floor tickets priced at $55.00 and at least 10,000 tickets at every venue priced at the $30.00 price range, we have worked very hard to ensure that U2 fans can purchase a great priced ticket with a guaranteed great view%u2027 says U2%uFE51s 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.%u2027
In keeping with their long-standing tradition, U2 will welcome a number of different support acts to the tour, including: Glasvegas, Elbow, Kaiser Chiefs. **IN FOXBORO, MA SPECIAL GUEST WILL BE SNOW PATROL.
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%uFE51s official website u2.com will have an opportunity to purchase tickets in advance of the public on sale date.
The U2 360%u3014 tour is sponsored by BlackBerry and produced by Live Nation Global Touring.
IN FOXBORO, MA TICKETS WILL GO ON SALE ON MONDAY, MARCH 30th AT 10:00 AM.
Tickets are $252.50 (P1), $97.50 (P2), $57.50 (P3), $32.50 (P4) and $57.50 (P3 Field)*. Tickets are available at