Monday, 28 February 2011
Tuesday, 22 February 2011
One the most spectacular and memorable entertainment events on the planet credit goes to U2 band concerts.To keep the memories alive a new way is Facebook.
U2 is popular know for its consistently thrust itself to the edge of technological innovation with each new album,recently launched an innovative new social media project. New invention this time is that they allows concert goers to tag themselves at the U2360 degrees concert via email, Twitter or Facebook.
The band has taken one of the significant component of social media, namely photo sharing/tagging, and maximised its reach. Instead of just tagging photos of you and your friends on Facebook, you can tag yourself in U2′s photo of the concert for the whole world to see.
A high-powered camera's has been used to achieve the project which allows individuals to zoom in to every single fan in the stadium.
Once concert goers find themselves, they can then tag themselves or their friends via email, Twitter or Facebook to mark the occasion forever.
The project is also providing the band with information to build a database on their site which should increase sales as well as drive more Facebook ‘Likes’ and follows on Twitter.
Thursday, 17 February 2011
For publicly supporting an African liberation song that calls for shooting white farmers (Boers) in South Africa,U2 Bono is confronting criticism from several groups.
In South Africa between Julius Malema,the song is currently at the center of a legal controversy.The ANC Youth League president, and white South African lobby groups who want the song to be banned as hate speech.
Bono compared the song to Irish rebel songs.
"It's fair to say it's folk music . . . as this was the struggle of some people that sang it over some time. But would you want to sing that in a certain community? It's pretty dumb. Yet it's about where and when you sing those songs. There's a rule for that kind of music."
U2 are currently on tour in South Africa.
Monday, 14 February 2011
U2's troubled musical 'Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark' has been delayed yet again.
Sunday night February 6 saw critics listen what was thought to be the Broadway production's final appetizer before opening.
But technological issues on the night now mean the show will not launch to the community until at least March 15. This time, lead actor Reeve Carney was left hanging over the spectators in the final scene, according to Fox New York.
Carney actually veered a little off-mark, leading the flying system to be automatically clogged as part of in-built safety protocols. A orator for the production, for which U2's Bono and The rim have written music for, issued a declaration insisting that the show is making good progress.
"With a show as technically ambitious as this one, you need time and performances to perfect it," they said. "Technical glitches are just that. They are unexpected, but a part of any strange responsibility such as this."
Saturday, 12 February 2011
As part of U2 360 Degrees Tour that was launched in 2009,band is currently touring South Africa.
Following the Sunday show at FNB Stadium in Johannesburg the 22-time Grammy Award-winning band will move to Cape Town to perform on February 18.
Tickets for the gigs already sold in October and so far 101,000 had been snapped up.The stage will allow all fans at the 11,0000-seater stadium to have a clear view of the group.
The group, which is led by Bono, was formed in Dublin (Ireland) in 1976 and has sold more than 150 million records.
Friday, 4 February 2011
To hire 5, 900 staff for a two-date tour for a four-man rock band U2 seems to be ridiculous,, but rock royalty U2's juggernaut is not a usual series of concerts.
Bono and his band will play in front of "probably their biggest crowd they've played to" - 110, 000 people on Feb 13,2010, at the FNB stadium, in Soweto.
For the Johannesburg concert only 2000 tickets are available said concert promoter Penny Stein.
For the February 18 concert at Cape Town stadium around 70,000 tickets have been sold out.
The idea of a 360-degree stadium stage came from a model built with dinner forks during the band's 2006 Vertigo Tour.
The stage would going to be the largest structure ever assembled.It revolves, allowing the audience to surround it and get a good view from all sides.
Stein said 200 containers carrying both international and locally-hired equipment had already arrived.
"This is a massive set and rig. It is a total of 300 international and local staff, 2, 600 security guards, 1, 000 bar staff and 2, 000 other support staff for four people on stage," she said.