U2 tickets available this Friday
16th March 2009, 5:21 pm By Principality Stadium
The Millennium Stadium leg of U2’s 360° tour will go on sale to the public on Friday 20th March at 9am, with prices starting at £30 to see the Irish rock legends return to the Cardiff.
U2 are back on Saturday 22 August 2009 for the band’s first stadium outing since the Vertigo Tour which filled the Cardiff’s multi-event venue with the final performance of its UK dates in 2005.
Fans can buy tickets at www.livenation.co.uk priced at £150 / £85 / £55 / £30 (subject to a booking fee) and they are urged to "get on their boots" following the news of complete sell-outs in Gothenburg, Milan and Amsterdam this weekend.
The 360° tour comes hot on the heels of U2’s 12th studio album, No Line On The Horizon – number 1 in the UK, Ireland, France, Germany, Belgium, Finland, Japan and the Czech Republic.
The Irish band is one of three world-class acts set for a Millennium Stadium return this summer confirming its status as the premier venue of choice for the world’s top performing artists.
Welsh Rugby Union Chief Executive Roger Lewis said: "It is a major coup for us to have secured a band as big as U2 to add to our amazing list of concerts at the Millennium Stadium this year.
"U2 rightly boast a worldwide following with an unrivalled reputation as a fantastic live band so we know the concert is certain to be a great success.
"The Millennium Stadium now boasts a worldwide reputation as a multi-event venue with unique elements which make it an attractive venue on the concert tour circuit.
"It has a closing roof to make events weatherproof, a removable pitch to enable any kind of show to take place and a city centre location which gives fans and supporters easy access however they choose to arrive in Cardiff."
"This is going to be a great summer of music in Cardiff and I am delighted that the role of the Millennium Stadium will be centre stage."
The Millennium Stadium has already attracted some of the biggest names in rock including the Rolling Stones, Madonna, The Police, Tina Turner, Robbie Williams, Manic Street Preachers, Stereophonics and Red Hot Chilli Peppers.
Millennium Stadium Head of Marketing Gwyn Dolphin added: "The Stadium has attracted a host of top artists over the last ten years and I’m delighted that our reputation is now bringing top artists back to our must-play venue in Cardiff."
U2 360° marks the first time a band has toured in stadiums with such a unique and original structure (which can be viewed at U2.com).
The innovative 360? design which affords an unobstructed view for the audience has been created by long-time U2 Show Director Willie Williams and architect Mark Fisher (ZooTV, PopMart, Elevation and Vertigo).
"U2 has always been at their best when surrounded by their audience, this staging takes a giant leap forward. With 85 percent of the tickets priced at less than 95 Euro, general admission floor tickets priced at 55 euro and at least 10,000 tickets at every venue priced at around 30 Euro, we have worked very hard to ensure that U2 fans can purchase a great priced ticket with a guaranteed great view," said U2’s manager Paul McGuinness.
Arthur Fogel, CEO Global Touring/Chairman of Global Music Live Nation, said: "Following the overwhelming worldwide success of the Vertigo tour where every available ticket was sold, there is tremendous anticipation for this tour and to experience this revolutionary production. As usual fans will not be disappointed."
"This tour announcement marks the first stage of a relationship and shared vision between Blackberry and U2 that we expect will lead to new and innovative ways to enhance the mobile music experience on the BlackBerry platform for U2 fans," added Paul McGuinness. "We look forward to sharing more details as the relationship unfolds."
Full details of all dates and on-sale information as well as a virtual model of the unique production and seating positions can be found on a dedicated microsite at U2.com and existing subscribers to U2’s official website u2.com will have an opportunity to purchase tickets in advance of the public on sale date.