Monday, October 26, 2009

U2 360 Tour Coming To Invesco


It has been 18 ago tomorrow that I witnessed the ZOO TV Tour back in El Paso, Texas, this should be a good one.

U2 -- arguably the world's most popular rock 'n' roll band -- will perform June 12 at Denver's Invesco Field at Mile High.

It is the Irish rockers' first outdoor show in Denver since they performed in 1997 at the old Mile High Stadium. U2 has played at the Pepsi Center on more recent tours.

Tickets for the Denver show are scheduled to go on sale Nov. 6, promoter Live Nation said Monday. Early tickets will be sold through the U2 fan club.

The full range of ticket prices was not announced, but Live Nation said 85 percent of the tickets will be priced at less than $95 plus service fees, general admission floor tickets will be $55 and at least 10,000 tickets per venue will be priced at $30.

U2 previously played a handful of U.S. dates on its current "U2 360°" tour.

The U.S. shows announced Monday begin June 6 in Anaheim, Calif., and conclude July 19 in New York, followed by several European dates. The Invesco date will be the second show of the series.

Several of the tour's dates previously placed on sale have been sellouts.

The tour features what is believed to be the largest set for any rock concert, including a 150-foot spider-like construction looming over the midfield stage and a massive system of video monitors encircling the stage.

Invesco Field -- home of the Denver Broncos -- was designed to accommodate rock concerts, although they have seldom been staged there, as the economics of the rock-concert business has shifted most major tours to smaller basketball and hockey arenas.

The first ticketed event ever held at Invesco Field was an Aug. 11, 2001, concert by the Eagles. (Denver Business Journal)