Friday, 13 November 2009

U2 at the U of M announcement expected Monday

Monday could be the day when Twin Cities U2 fans finally find what they've been looking for — a local date for the band's massive 360° Tour.
The official announcement of a June 27 stop at the new TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis is expected to happen Monday, capping off weeks of fan speculation and news reports/rumors about when, where and how U2's stadium tour would visit Minnesota. Initially, July 1 was bandied around as the possible date — the band has announced regional shows in East Lansing, Mich., on June 30 and Chicago on July 6.
The tour has already hit numerous European destinations and wrapped up its first run of North American dates last month, grossing more than $311 million in the process. The New York Times described the massive in-the-round stage as "a claw-like, spired structure that's part insect, part spacecraft, part cathedral."
Tickets for the Chicago date range in price from $250 to $30. Paid subscribers to the band's Web site,, have the opportunity to buy tickets before they go on sale to the general public.
- Ross Raihala

Sunday, 8 November 2009

Latest On The U2 Spider-Man Musical

Here's the latest on "Spider Man, Turn Off The Dark", the musical featuring music from U2's Bono and The Edge. The gig has added a new lead and second producer and full financing is "expected to be in place shortly". Once this happens the show will resume full production. The show will open in 2010 at the Hilton Theatre in New York .The show has also have selected Reeve Carney, the lead singer of Carney, to play the role of Peter Parker, aka Spider-Man. Carney joins previously announced cast members Evan Rachel Wood as Mary Jane Watson, Peter Parker's girlfriend and Alan Cumming as Norman Osborn (aka Green Goblin).Pre sale tickets for the show are on sale now via Ticketmaster.

Tuesday, 3 November 2009

U2 at New Meadowlands, On Sale Today

So far, U2’s 360° Tour has played to 3 million fans in 44 cities – but are they ready to throw in the towel? Hell, no! There are still millions who remain to untouched by the second coming of Bono!
So in case you missed their Giants Stadium gig (one of the last at the venue, before Broooce closed the joint), you’ll have a chance to catch the tour on July 19, 2010 at Jersey’s still-in-progress New Meadowlands (which Bon Jovi will inaugurate in May). The bells and whistles for this tour are heavy duty, by the way. Quoth the press release:
"With a cylindrical video system of interlocking LED panels, and a steel structure rising 150 feet from the floor over a massive stage with rotating bridges, the band has truly created an intimate 360 experience for concert goers. In keeping with the concept that this tour is more about a unique staging configuration with excellent sight lines, tickets for the U2 360 2010 tour will once again be scaled so that 85 percent of the tickets are priced at less than $95.00, general admission floor tickets at $55.00 and at least 10,000 tickets per venue priced at $30.00. "
Subscribers to get a crack at tickets today, with the general on-sale date TBA.