Irish super group U2 officially announced its 2009-2010 world tour on Monday, kicking off in Barcelona on June 30 and playing its first North American date on September 12 in Chicago.
The 90-100 date tour, in support of the band’s “No Line on the Horizon” album, is the band’s first stadium outing since their Vertigo tour in 2005-2006.
The album soared straight to top of the British album chart on Sunday, becoming the fastest selling album of the year so far, the Official Charts Company said.
The U2 360 Tour, announced on the band’s Web site, will visit 14 cities in Europe before hitting North America. There will be a number of different supporting acts including Glasvegas, Black Eyed Peas and Snow Patrol.
U2 said they would play in the round, using a new 360 degree design that would have the band surrounded by the audience and give everyone an unobstructed view.
Most of the details of the 360 Tour were reported last Friday by music trade publication Billboard, which said the tour was expected to be one of the highest-grossing ever.
20 June 2009 Camp Nou Barcelona ES Wed. 25 March
07 July 2009 San Siro Milan IT Fri. 13 March
11 July 2009 Stade De France Paris FR Fri. 20 March
15 July 2009 Parc des Sports Charles Ehrmann Nice FR Fri. 20 March
18 July 2009 Olympic Stadium Berlin DE Fri. 27 March
20 July 2009 Arena Amsterdam NL Sat. 14 March
24 July 2009 Croke Park Dublin IE Fri. 20 March
31 July 2009 Ullevi Stadium Gothenburg SE Fri. 13 March
03 August 2009 Veltins-Arena Gelsenkirchen DE Fri. 27 March
06 August 2009 Slaski Stadium Chorzow PL Fri. 20 March
10 August 2009 Stadium Makimir Zagreb HR Fri. 27 March
14 August 2009 Wembley Stadium London US Fri. 20 March
18 August 2009 Hampden Park Glasgow GB Fri. 20 March
20 August 2009 Don Valley Stadium Sheffield GB Fri. 20 March
22 August 2009 Millenium Stadium Cardiff Wal. GB Fri. 20 March
12 September 2009 Soldier Field Chicago IL US Mon. 30 March
16 September 2009 Rogers Centre Toronto ON CA Mon. 30 March
20 September 2009 Gilette Stadium Boston MA US Mon. 30 March
24 September 2009 Giants Stadium New York NY US Mon. 30 March
29 September 2009 FedEx Field Washington DC US Mon. 6 April
01 October 2009 Scott Stadium Charlottesville VA US Sat. 4 April
03 October 2009 Stadium Raleigh NC US Mon. 6 April
06 October 2009 Georgia Dome Atlanta GA US Mon. 6 April
09 October 2009 Raymond James Center Tampa FL US Sat. 18 April
12 October 2009 New Cowboys Stadium Dallas TX US Mon. 20 April
14 October 2009 Reliant Stadium Houston TX US Mon. 20 April
19 October 2009 Oklahoma Memorial Stadium Norman OK US Sat. 4 April
20 October 2009 Univ. of Phoenix Stadium Phoenix AZ US Mon. 20 April
23 October 2009 Sam Boyd Stadium Las vegas NV US TBD
25 October 2009 Rose Bowl Los Angeles CA US Mon. 6 April
28 October 2009 BC Place Stadium Vancouver BC CA Mon. 6 April
Stage view here: U2 360 Official Site
News Source: Reuters