Recurs0: The Mirror (UK), ATU2.com
The Mirror (London, England)
February 3, 2009
By Paul Martin
The secret is out! Today we reveal the inside details of U2’s biggest
ever world tour.
The rockers are set to return with a bang by with a European stadium
tour this summer.
And they will enjoy a huge homecoming celebration with three nights
at Croke Park.
We have learned the band has provisionally booked the GAA ground for
July 24, 25 and 26.
All tickets are expected to sell out in record time when details are
announced next month.
With the album No Line on the Horizon released next month and their
single “Get On Your Boots” No. 1 in Ireland, U2 kick off their most
ambitious tour at the end of June with two shows at Barcelona’s Nou
Then they head to Paris for mammoth shows at the Stade France on July
10 and 11.
Bono can crash at his home in St. Tropez as he plays a week of live
shows in sun-drenched Nice.
Berlin and Amsterdam have also been booked in with capacities of
70,000 for each gig.
Next up it’s Wembley in London, Millennium Stadium Cardiff and City
of Manchester arena in August.
Then Bono, The Edge, Adam Clayton and Larry Mullen Jr. head to
America where they will play a full stadium programme for the first
time in 12 years.
In September they go to New York, Boston and Chicago before heading
to Miami, California and San Francisco over the winter.
A source close to the band revealed last night: “They have avoided
U.S. stadiums for the past two tours as they were worried they
wouldn’t sell out.
“They obviously think demand is there and want to reclaim their spot
as the world’s No. 1 band.”
© The Mirror, 2009.