Published Mar 09, 2009U2 have revealed the details of their stadium tour in support of their freshly served No Line on the Horizon. Dubbed the "U2 360°" tour, the live dates are set to kick off in Barcelona on June 20 and eventually make their way to the U.S. and Canada in September.
As usual, the band are promising quite the spectacle for the upcoming tour, which will feature an "innovative new stage design" that will allow fans to enjoy the show from every angle. "This is going to be completely different, and that's what makes it exciting - finding something new to bring to the touring culture," guitarist the Edge told Billboard. "It's hard to come up with something that's fundamentally different, but we have, I think, on this tour. Where we're taking our production will never have been seen before by anybody, and that's an amazing thing to be able to say. For a band like U2 that really thrive on breaking new ground, it's a real thrill."
To get a clearer idea on what the Edge is talking about and to check out some virtual blueprints of the new stage design, you can click here.
As for tour openers, U2 have confirmed support acts will include Glasvegas, Elbow, Kaiser Chiefs, Snow Patrol and Black Eyed Peas, with further acts and details to be announced shortly.
For now, here is what U2's tour schedule looks like so far:
6/30 Barcelona, Spain - Nou Camp
7/7 Milan, Italy - San Siro
7/11 Paris, France - Stade de France
7/15 Nice, France Parc Charles Ehrmann
7/18 Berlin, Germany - Olympic Stadium
7/20 Amsterdam, The Netherlands - Arena
7/24 Dublin, Ireland - Croke Park
7/31 Gothenburg, Sweden - Ullevi
8/6 Chorzow, Poland - Slaski Stadium
8/10 Zagreb, Croatia - Maksimir Stadium
8/14 London, UK - Wembley Stadium
8/18 Glasgow, UK - Hampden Park
8/20 Sheffield, UK - Don Valey Stadium
8/22 Cardiff, UK - Millennium Stadium
9/12 Chicago, IL - Soldier Field
9/16 Toronto, ON - The Rogers Centre
9/20 Foxborough, MA - Gillette Stadium
9/24 New York - Giants Stadium
According to a statement, during September and October, the tour will also visit Atlanta, GA; Charlottesville, VA.; Dallas, TX; Houston, TX; Las Vegas, NV; Los Angeles, CA; Norman, OK; Phoenix, AZ; Tampa, FL.; Washington, DC; and Vancouver BC.