U2 reveals stadium tour dates
Kaiser Chiefs, Black Eyed Peas among openersLONDON -- U2 and Live Nation have confirmed the first round of stadium dates on the band's global "360°" tour.
As first revealed on Billboard on Friday, the tour, produced by Live Nation Global Touring and sponsored by "smartphone" brand Blackberry, kicks off at Barcelona's Nou Camp soccer stadium on June 30. The first tickets to go on sale for the "in the round" shows will be for Milan and Gothenburg (March 13), followed by Amsterdam (March 14).
In a statement issued Monday, the band's manager Paul McGuinness said: "U2 has always been at their best when surrounded by their audience, this staging takes a giant leap forward. With 85% of the tickets priced at less than 95 euros ($119.40), general admission floor tickets priced at 55 euros ($69.12) and at least 10,000 tickets at every venue priced at around 30 euros (37.70), we have worked very hard to ensure that U2 fans can purchase a great priced ticket with a guaranteed great view."
Confirmed support acts on the tour will include Glasvegas, Elbow, Kaiser Chiefs, Snow Patrol and Black Eyed Peas. Further acts will be announced shortly.
Here are the tour dates dates:
June 30: Barcelona (Nou Camp)
July 7: Milan (San Siro)
July 11: Paris (Stade de France)
July 15: Nice, France (Parc Charles Ehrmann)
July 18: Berlin (Olympic Stadium)
July 20: Amsterdam (Arena)
July 24 Dublin (Croke Park)
July 31: Gothenburg, Sweden (Ullevi)
Aug 6: Chorzom, PL (Slaski Stadium)
Aug 10: Zagreb, HR (Maksimir Stadium)
Aug 14: London (Wembley Stadium)
Aug 18: Glasgow, U.K. (Hampden Park)
Aug 20: Sheffield, U.K. (Don Valey Stadium)
Aug 22: Cardiff, U.K. (Millennium Stadium)
Sep 12: Chicago (Soldier Field)
Sep 16: Toronto (The Rogers Center)
Sep 20: Foxborough (Gillette Stadium)
Sep 24: New York (Giants Stadium)
According to Monday's statement, during September and October, the tour will also visit: Atlanta; Charlottesville, Va.; Dallas; Houston; Las Vegas; Los Angeles; Norman, Okla.; Phoenix; Tampa, Fla.; Washington and Vancouver.