Thursday, March 12, 2009

U2 to Start World Tour in Barcelona

Barcelona Sights - U2
Irish Rockers U2 will kick off their 360º World Tour in Barcelona this June. 30th June at Camp Nou is a date not to be missed of you happen to be in the city. The recent release of their 12th studio album, "No Line on the Horizon" is followed with the world tour. Apparently tickets will cost between 24 and 200 Euros.

I was lucky enough to get to see them in 2004 after their Vertigo tour - in August at Camp Nou as well. I remember queuing for hours as the computers crashed, and we were one of the first people to be served, but I still only got tickets for right at the top of Camp Nou! The standing seats sold out sooooo fast. It was an amazing concert, and if you've seen the DVD they brought out of the Vertigo tour then you'll be keen to re-create that atmosphere, too with your own visit.
U2 360º World Tour Stage - Barcelona Sights
The band are also touring with an innovative new stage design offering a 360º view of the band as they play, as it's located in the middle of the stadium, rather than at one end. This also means that they'll be able to fit more people in the stadiums, but the official website also maintains that they'll have plenty of tickets at a reasonable rate for the fans.

Barcelona seems to be a great place to start world tours, with George Michael's recent 25 Live tour also starting here (Palau Sant Jordi this time)amongst others.

If you're thinking of coming to see the band or any others, then I can reccomend renting a Barcelona apartment for your stay.


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