U2 tour adds six more sellouts to European run
World March 24, 2009 By Jane Cohen & Bob Grossweiner
U2’s 360° Tour is on a sellout streak. After selling out a total of five stadium shows last weekend — two each in in Gothenberg, SWE, and Amsterdam, NET, and one in Milan, ITA — the Irish rockers have done it again, selling out six performances during this past weekend’s public on-sales.
At London’s Wembley Stadium, more than 6,700 tickets sold in just 60 seconds for the August 14 show, resulting in the highest sales rate ever in the UK. At Dublin’s Croke Park, 160,000 tickets for the July 24-25 shows, which sold out in just 40 minutes.
Additional sell-outs have been confirmed in Paris (July 11), Nice (July 15) and Sheffield (August 20). Second shows were added in Paris (July 12) and London (August 15) and go on sale March 27, along with shows in Berlin, GER; Gelsenkirchen, GER; and Zagreb, HUN.
Tickets are still available for Milan’s second show (July 8), Chorzow, POL (August 6); Glasgow, SCO (August 18), and Cardiff, WAL (August 22).
Produced by Live Nation Global Touring, U2 360° begins June 30 in Barcelona, SPA (tickets go on sale March 25), and will make stops in 14 cities across Europe through August. The tour will then touch down in North America beginning on September 12 at Chicago’s Soldier Field, with concert dates confirmed through Vancouver on October 28.
According to a statement from manager Paul McGuinness, 85 percent of U2’s tickets are less than $95, general admission floor tickets are $55, and at least 10,000 tickets at every venue, $30.
Supporting acts include Snow Patrol, Glasvegas, Elbow, Kaiser Chiefs in Europe and the UK, as well as Snow Patrol, Muse and Black Eyed Peas in North America.
Tickets go on sale in four North American markets — Chicago, IL; Toronto, ON; Boston, MA; and New York, NY — on March 30.
Blackberry is the group’s first tour sponsor.
Last Updated on June 15, 2009 by By Jane Cohen & Bob Grossweiner