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- Posted: Friday, July 31, 2009
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U2 360 Tour America and Canada
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U2 will be packing up their impressive stage and after a few days off to recover from all their European dates, the band and their 360 degree stage will be heading across the Atlantic to start round two of the U2 360 Degree Tour. The band will be taking in up to 16 venues across the USA and Canada. The U2 concerts will all kick off in the mid-west with the first American date taking place in Chicago, Illinois. U2 have as big a fan base in the US and Canada as they do around Europe so expect a huge demand for concert tickets and hostels. Take a look at our guide to the dates ahead for U2’s 360 Degree Tour to find out when and where the band will be taking to the stage and what hostels are available.
U2 Chicago, Soldier Field, Illinois – Sat Sept 12th & Sun Sept 13th
The home of the Chicago Bears Football team will be the first venue for the 360 degree stage to be set up on American soil. This impressive stadium is in the city with plenty of public transport available to and from the venue. U2’s 360 Degree Tour will be staying in Chicago’s Soldier Field for two nights.
U2 Toronto, Rogers Centre, Ontario – Weds Sept 16th & Thurs Sept 17th
The 360 degree tour is heading for Canada next where U2 will take to the stage in Rogers Centre for two nights. This venue was once known as the SkyDome and is a dynamic and versatile entertainment arena. It is a domed, open-air stadium that claims there is not a bad seat in the venue. That coupled with U2’s dynamic 360 degree stage is sure to make all views of the performances fantastic.
U2 Boston, Gillette Stadium, Massachusetts – Sun Sept 20th & Mon Sept 21st
Home to the New England Patriots, this is an impressive stadium in Boston. The 360 Degree Tour will return to the US for two big nights in Boston’s Gillette Stadium. Tickets for this concert are bound to be in high demand due to Boston’s large Irish population. If you need a place to stay for either night of the concert, then have a look at our hostels in Boston.
U2 New York, Giants Stadium, New York – Thurs Sept 24th & Fri Sept 25th
U2 will take on the Big Apple for two nights in Giants Stadium. This venue is home to the New York Giants Football Team and is a fantastic stadium. Fans from far and wide are sure to descend on New York for these two September nights to catch the boys on their 360 degree stage as they bring their hits both old and new to an American audience.
U2 Washington DC, FedEx Field, Washington DC – Tues Sept 29th
The Washington Redskins will have to take a backseat on this Tuesday evening as four Irish boys will be the centre of attention on their 360 degree stage at FedEx Field. If you are looking for a hostel in Washington then have a look at what we have available.
U2 Charlottesville, Scott Stadium, Virginia – Thurs Oct 1st
Scott Stadium is a great venue for both concerts and games with its 60,000 seating capacity and a vast array of television monitors around the venue. The venue is normally home to the college football games of the Virginia Cavaliers Football team. The stadium is also renowned for the amazing scenery it boasts as a backdrop with the Monticello Mountain and the panoramic view of the majestic Blue Ridge Mountains all surrounding it. However, all eyes will be on U2 this October 1st as they take their 360 Degree Tour to Virginia for one night only.
U2 Raleigh, Carter-Finley Stadium, North Carolina
The Carter-Finley Stadium has been a focal venue in North Carolina since it opened in 1966. It is home to the North Carolina State University Wolfpack football team. The stadium can hold over 57,000 people and as U2 bring their 360 Tour to the city, tickets are sure to be in high demand for the bands sixth tour appearance in Virginia.
U2 Atlanta, Georgia Dome, Georgia – Tues Oct 6th
The Georgia Dome is located between downtown Atlanta to the east and Vine City to the west. It is the home stadium to the Atlanta Falcons since 1992. This will be U2’s third tour performance at the Dome. It is easily accessible by the public transport that is on offer in the city. U2 will be appearing live on their 360 degree stage here for one night and tickets are sure to be a sellout.
U2 Tampa, Raymond James Stadium, Florida - Fri Oct 9th
This stadium is home to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the University of South Florida Bulls. It also hosted the Superbowl this year. The attention will be fully on U2 and their innovative stage on this Friday night in Florida as the boys stop off on the tour for one night. This great city and stadium combined with the biggest band in music guarantee you an amazing night. Take a look at some of the great hostels available in Florida to complete your stay.
U2 Dallas, New Cowboys Stadium, Texas – Mon Oct 12th
U2 kick the week off with a trip to Texas, first stop Dallas, as they bring the 360 Degree Tour to their Texan fans. As the name would suggest, the stadium is home to the Dallas Cowboys Football team. It is an impressive dome stadium that also offers interesting tours during the day. The band are no strangers to the city as this will be their ninth tour to bring to Dallas.
U2 Houston, Reliant Stadium, Texas – Weds Oct 14th
Reliant Stadium is an impressive structure as it is the only rodeo and NFL indoor/outdoor venue with a retractable roof. It is a massive venue and plays host to some amazing events. Adding to these events will be U2’s second Texas stop on their 360 Degree Tour here. Its tiered seating offers amazing views making it the ideal location to witness their 360 degree sensation.
U2 Phoenix, University of Phoenix Stadium, Arizona – Tues Oct 20th
This multi-purpose football stadium is home to the Arizona Cardinals Football team. The stadium can hold between 63,000 and 72,000 people and is architecturally impressive. This will be the third tour that U2 have brought to Phoenix and we’re sure that the fans will turn out in crowds to see the bands new show.
U2 Las Vegas, Sam Boyd Stadium, Nevada – Fri Oct 23rd
This stadium was named after Sam Boyd, a major figure in the hotel/casino industry in Las Vegas. It can hold over 36,000 people and will no doubt be full to the brim of U2 fans on this October evening. U2 will be bringing their tour to Vegas for the sixth time and it’s sure to be as good as ever. If you are making the trip to Las Vegas to catch U2 then have a look at some great hostels we have available for your stay.
U2 Los Angeles, Rosebowl, California – Sun Oct 25th
U2 are no strangers to Los Angeles as they have played a succession of dates here to their Californian fans. This landmark stadium will be as busy as ever as Bono, The Edge, Larry and Adam bring hits from their 12th studio album ‘No Line on the Horizon’ to the west coast. The band have always proved popular in this part of the States.
U2 Vancouver, BC Place Stadium, British Columbia – Weds Oct 28th
This will be U2’s sixth appearance in BC Place Stadium and it’ll also bring an end to the U2 360 Degree Tour. Having kicked off in Barcelona, Spain on June 30th, this will be a sad fairwell for U2! Known for playing each concert as if it was their first, you can be sure to expect nothing but professionalism from the biggest band in music. BC Place Stadium can fit up to 60,000 people but tickets for this final U2 360 Tour performance are sure to be in high demand. Many fans will make the trip to Vancouver to catch the last night of the tour so if you are in need of a hostel in Vancouver then check out what we have available.
Sadly, all good things must come to an end and after covering 31 cities and playing 44 nights we hope you got your chance to see U2 and their spectacular 360 Degree Tour at a venue near you.
By: Tracy Lynch