Tuesday, May 31, 2011

U2 Live Concert, 360 Degree Tour 1st June 2011, Commonwealth Stadium Edmonton

The U2 360° Tour is an ongoing worldwide concert tour by rock band U2. Launched in support of the group's 2009 album No Line on the Horizon, the tour will visit stadiums from 2009 through 2011. The U2 360° Tour is named after the 360-degree staging and audience configuration it uses for shows, which U2 claims is "the first time a band has toured in stadiums with such a unique and original structure."

For full details, tickets and live feeds from the U2 Tour:

To accommodate this, the stage set makes use of a massive four-legged supporting rig that has been nicknamed "The Claw" and has set a world record for the largest concert stage structure. In an era of declining CD sales, the tour is expected to be a major source of income for the band.

The tour won U2 the Billboard Touring Award for highest grossing tour in 2009 and again in 2010. The Croke Park tour dates in Dublin won the 2009 Billboard Touring Award for best box score at a single venue. The show held at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California, was filmed for the concert release U2 360° at the Rose Bowl. It was streamed live over YouTube, and set a new US attendance record for a single headlining act, as well as being the most watched live video stream in the website's history.