Straight from U2.COM:
Live Nation Global Touring and OCESA have today confirmed that U2 will return to Mexico! The U2 360° Tour will visit Mexico City’s Estadio Azteca on May 14th, 2011.
‘U2 has always been at their best when surrounded by their audience, and this extraordinary production makes that happen in stadiums,’ says U2’s manager Paul McGuinness. ‘It was important to the band that we were able to bring the whole 360° production to Mexico so fans could experience the latest of U2’s legendary productions.’
The U2 360° Tour kicked off again in Turin, Italy last month and will visit 18 cities throughout Europe before heading to Australia and New Zealand to close out the year. U2 360° will start-up again next year and visit Mexico City on May 14th before returning to North America. By the time it reaches Mexico, U2 360° will have been seen by well over 4 million fans.
With a cylindrical video system of interlocking LED panels, and a steel structure rising 150 feet from the floor over a massive stage with rotating bridges, the band has truly created an intimate 360º experience for concert goers. Long-time U2 Show Director Willie Williams has worked again with architect Mark Fisher (ZooTV, PopMart, Elevation and Vertigo), to create an innovative 360 design, which affords an unobstructed view for the audience.
‘To have an in-the-round transportable stadium production is something that the touring industry has been trying to figure out for some time. The extra capacity U2 360° gives us means that there are a large number, several thousand in fact, of low priced tickets at every show’, said U2 tour producer/promoter Arthur Fogel, CEO of Live Nation Global Touring.
In keeping with the concept that this tour is more about a unique staging configuration with excellent sight-lines, tickets will be available starting at $350 MXN, with general admission floor tickets available at $850 MXN. Additional seated tickets also available starting at $750 MXN.
Tickets for the U2 performance in Mexico City will go on sale to Banamex cardholders on Tuesday, September 28th at 11AM and to the general public on Thursday, September 30th at 11AM. Tickets will be available at Ticketmaster.com.mx or by calling 5325-9000. U2.com subscribers will be able to buy tickets before the Banamex pre-sale.
U2.com subscribers will be emailed with the presale information.
Este post es una invitación para todos los Mexicanos que estan insatisfechos con nuestra “democracia” y desean que los “partidos políticos” reciban menos dinero, esperando que así de esta forma valoren su trabajo y lo hagan por convicción y no por el interes de robar más dinero.
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To me, it didn´t seem real, but it was!!!
Last sunday night, U2 streamed live trough YouTube all over the world!!! for the first time ever as far as I now, and best of all with a great image quality and great sound.
U2 as always breaking records, being the first in doing things (Pop Mart–biggest video screen back then, Vertigo Tour, first band with a 3D movie) and now the first band streaming a live concert all over the world.
Here is what they played, (finally the setlist has changed with songs that were not played that often)
- Get On Your Boots
- Mysterious Ways
- Beautiful Day / In God’s Country (snippet) / God Only Knows (snippet) / The Maker (snippet)
- I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For / Stand By Me (snippet)
- Stuck in a Moment You Can’t Get Out Of
- No Line on the Horizon
- In a Little While
- Unknown Caller
- Until the End of the World
- The Unforgettable Fire
- City of Blinding Lights
- Vertigo / It’s Only Rock and Roll (But I Like It) (snippet)
- I’ll Go Crazy If I don’t Go Crazy Tonight (remix) / Two Tribes (snippet)
- Sunday Bloody Sunday
- Walk On / You’ll Never Walk Alone (snippet)
- One / Amazing Grace
- Where Streets Have No Name
- Ultra Violet (Light My Way)
- With Or Without You
- Moment of Surrender
- Bill Gates
- Ciudad de Mexico
- Internet Security
- Libros en Inglés
- Music Rising
- No Line on the Horizon
- Pop Mart
- Pop Song
- Red Hot Chili Peppers
- U2 PARTYS
- Van Halen
- Vertigo Tour