This week the rock veterans revealed their plans for a July 2 concert at Vanderbilt Stadium in Nashville, TN. Presales for the Nashville show begin October 26, followed by public onsales on October 29.
In a similar move last week, U2 unveiled a May 29 event at the Canad Inns Stadium in Winnipeg, MB. Public ticket sales for the new show north of the border began today, October 25.
As with previous dates on the 360° Tour, ticket prices start around the $30 mark and continue up to $250. The Fray will open the Winnipeg show, while Nashville’s special guest will be Florence and the Machine.
U2 now has 19 total concerts planned for U.S. and Canadian markets — stretching from May 21 at Invesco Field in Denver, CO, through July 26 at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, PA — as well as two shows booked for Mexico over the course of May 14 and15.
The last time U2 played in Nashville was nearly 30 years ago in December 1981. That concert was also at Vanderbilt University, making next year’s concert a two-fold return for the superstar group.
The Vanderbilt event was announced during an October 25 press conference hosted by Vanderbilt Athletics and promoter LiveNation. According to student news site InsideVandy.com, the university’s assistant director of student athletics Brock Williams said of the U2 concert, “We’re elated, we’re excited and [we’re] delighted. It’s a great thing for the university and for the city.”
According to Billboard, the university football stadium — which will have a concert capacity of about 45,500 — is one of the smallest venues to host U2’s international tour.
U2 – 2011 itinerary:
(Dates are subject to change.)
|May 14 – 15||Mexico City, MEX||Estadio Azteca|
|May 21||Denver, CO||Invesco Field at Mile High|
|May 24||Salt Lake City, UT||Rice-Eccles Stadium|
|May 29||Winnipeg, MB||Canad Inns Stadium|
|June 1||Edmonton, AB||Commonwealth Stadium|
|June 4||Seattle, WA||Qwest Field|
|June 7||Oakland, CA||Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum|
|June 17 – 18||Anaheim, CA||Angel Stadium of Anaheim|
|June 26||East Lansing, MI||Spartan Stadium|
|June 29||Miami Gardens, FL||Sun Life Stadium|
|July 2||Nashville, TN||Vanderbilt Stadium|
|July 5||Chicago, IL||Soldier Field|
|July 8 – 9||Montreal, QC||Hippodrome De Montreal|
|July 11||Toronto, ON||Rogers Centre|
|July 14||Philadelphia, PA||Lincoln Financial Field|
|July 20||East Rutherford, NJ||Meadowlands Stadium|
|July 23||Minneapolis, MN||TCF Bank Stadium|
|July 26||Pittsburgh, PA||Heinz Field|