Response has been overwhelming and records continue to shatter. In London, with over 6700 tickets sold in just 60 seconds, ticket sales for U2 360 Tour at Wembley Stadium resulted in the highest sales rate ever in the UK. At Dublin’s Croke Park, 160,000 tickets for U2 360 Tour performances on July 24th and 25th sold out in just 40 minutes, leading the announcement of a 3rd and final event in that city. Sales in Gothenburg and Amsterdam were so brisk that 2nd performances were added and sold out within hours of them going on sale. Zagreb sales broke all sales records in that country and last week – U2’s tour opener in Barcelona sold out in 54 minutes becoming the fastest ever sold out show in the history of pop music in Spain.
The North American tour opener in Chicago September 12th at Soldier Field was an instantaneous sell-out. Due to overwhelming demand, a 2nd and final performance September 13th also with special guest Snow Patrol has been confirmed. In Boston, in addition to the sold out September 20th performance, fans will be able to see U2 with special guest Snow Patrol at a second event – September 21st at Gillette Stadium.
In New York at Giants Stadium, Muse will be the special guest at both the September 24th and now 2nd and final performance on September 25th. In Toronto, response to the announcement of U2’s performance was so strong that a 2nd performance was announced prior to it going on sale this morning and both performances September 16 and 17th at Rogers Center are also now sold out.
Also confirmed this morning, U2 360 Tour will visit Washington – September 29th at FedEx Field; Charlottesville, October 1st at Scott Stadium; Atlanta – October 6th at Georgia Dome; Tampa – October 9th at Raymond James Stadium; Los Angeles – October 25th at the Rose Bowl; and Vancouver – October 28th at BC Place Stadium.
Tickets in Charlottesville will go on sale Friday, April 3rd. Tickets for all additional performances including the 2nd and final performances in Chicago, Boston and New York will go on sale next Monday, April 6th at 10:00 am.
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. Subscribers to U2’s official website U2.com will have an opportunity to purchase tickets in advance of the public on sale date.
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