Daily Archives: March 9, 2009

NEWS FLASH!!!! U2 is coming to the ‘ville – updated

The site “readthehook.com” put the word out and then 

 U2GIGS.com reports the following:

Announcement of U2’s 360° Tour

Today, U2.com announced U2’s tour for 2009, dubbed the 360° Tour. As previously reported, it covers two legs, the first in Europe and the second in North America. The initial announcement includes 15 shows in Europe and 16 in North America, with clear gaps for additional shows to be added in some cities, e.g. Dublin.
[REVTOM NOTES THAT AN ACTUAL  look at U2.com does NOT list many of the dates listed here (including the ‘ville). They indicate that more announcements will be coming this week. Stay tuned!]
The tour schedule includes U2’s first concert in Croatia. Sheffield, England receives its first U2 gig since 17 June 1992, plus it is U2’s first outdoor gig in Sheffield. In Virginia, U2 are playing Charlottesville for the first time; meanwhile over the border in North Carolina, Raleigh finally gets its first show – over twelve years since the intended first concert on 29 May 1997 was cancelled. U2 are also playing Oklahoma for the first time since their War Tour concert in Norman on 10 June 1983.

1st leg: European dates

(In brackets is the date tickets go on general sale. For pre-sale information, see this FAQ on U2.com.)

· 2009-08-10 – Zagreb, Croatia – Stadium Maksimir (27 March)
2nd leg: North American dates

· 2009-09-29 – Washington, District of Columbia, USA – FedEx Field (6 April)

LOOK AT THIS!!!!!!!!!!!!
· 2009-10-01 – Charlottesville, Virginia, USA – Scott Stadium (4 April)

As noted above, some parts of the schedule contain lengthy gaps between concerts so that extra shows can be added in some markets once the first concert has sold out. Furthermore, don’t despair just yet if there are no concerts being held near your city: a recent Billboard report that proved accurate about the first two legs has forecast more shows in both North America and Europe over two legs in mid-2010, plus tentative plans to visit South America later in 2010.” (FROM http://www.u2gigs.com/ 9 March, 2009)


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