Music Monday, 9 March 2009

U2 announce show in Croke Park

U2 have announced a date in Dublin's Croke Park as part of their U2 360° Tour.

The band will play Croke Park on Friday, 24 July.

There are no details at present on when tickets for the Dublin show will go on sale.

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U2 will play 'in the round' on the tour, meaning unobstructed views for all members of the audience.

Views of the stage-set-up can be seen at: http://360.u2.com. RTÉ is not responsible for the content of external websites.

Beginning in Barcelona on Tuesday, 30 June, the tour will visit 14 cities across Europe, including Milan, Gothenburg, Amsterdam, Paris, Nice, Dublin, Chorzow, Berlin, London, Sheffield and Glasgow, with the final date in Cardiff on Saturday, 22 August.

Commenting on the tour, U2 manager Paul McGuinness said: "With 85% of the tickets priced at less than €95, general admission floor tickets priced at €55 and at least 10,000 tickets at every venue priced at around €30, we have worked very hard to ensure that U2 fans can purchase a great priced ticket with a guaranteed great view."

Among the support acts that will join U2 on the tour are: Glasvegas, Elbow, Kaiser Chiefs, Snow Patrol and Black Eyed Peas, with more artists to be announced in the near future.

Read the review of U2's 'No Line on the Horizon'.

U2's European Tour Schedule:
30 June Barcelona, Nou Camp
07 July Milan, San Siro
11 July Paris, Stade De France
15 July Nice, Parc Charles Ehrmann
18 July Berlin, Olympic Stadium
20 July Amsterdam Arena
24 July Dublin, Croke Park
31 July Gothenburg, Ullevi

06 August Chorzow, Slaski Stadium
10 August Zagreb, Maksimir Stadium
14 August London, Wembley Stadium
18 August Glasgow, Hampden Park
20 August Sheffield, Don Valley Stadium
22 August Cardiff, Millennium Stadium

U2's North American tour will begin in September.

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