Monday, March 9, 2009

U2 Coming to C'ville & DC

U2 announced their 360 tour today and its coming to Charlottesville and DC in late September or early October.

For some really cool visuals of what the stage will look like after it is set up in the center of the stadium, go HERE. According to the official tour announcement, "85% of the seats are priced at less than 95 Euro ( 119.37 USD at current rates), general admission floor seats priced at 55 Euro (69.11 USD), and at least 10,000 tickets at every venue priced at around 30 Euro (37.69 USD)".

Confirmation of the C'ville date comes on the tour pre-sale page: "The European tour will be followed by dates in North America beginning at Chicago’s Soldier Field on September 12th, 2009. In September and October, U2 360° Tour will also visit: Atlanta, GA; Charlottesville, VA; Dallas, TX; Houston, TX; Las Vegas, NV; Los Angeles, CA; Norman, OK; Phoenix, AZ; Tampa, FL; Washington, DC and Vancouver, BC. Complete Tour and ticketing information to follow."

Check out the Dates/Venues section to get an idea of the size of this stage. The area covered inside the four legs of the stage cover from the back of the end zone out to the 50 yard line at Giants Stadium and all the way to the seats along the sidelines.

At those prices, I think the GA floor seats are definitely looking good. You want to be up on your feet and bouncing and screaming for a U2 show. U2 is really one of the last of the stadium rock bands. Because of the fragmentation of the rock audience, we will probably never see a new band that can fill football stadiums. And U2 is one of the few bands that can control a stadium. With their stage shows, anthemic music, personality and loyal fan base, they know how to reach the top of the stadium and make the audience move as one. (yes, that's a lame U2 pun)

I'll keep you posted when we get onsale dates for the C'ville show. You can sign up for a U2.com subscription now for $50 if you want to get in on the pre-sale for tix.

Tony Jordan