March 9, 2009

U2 kicks off tour in Chicago

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or read below...from the Chicago Tribune:

The summer tour season is dropping some big names on the Chicago calendar.

U2 is set to announce a Sept. 12 date at Soldier Field to open the U.S. leg of its world tour. And three of the six arena-level headliners Aug. 7-9 for Lollapalooza in Grant Park have been confirmed by multiple industry sources: Depeche Mode, the Beastie Boys and a reunited Jane's Addiction.

The U2 show "will be announced Monday," a spokesman for U2's Principal Management in Dublin said, confirming a Billboard report. Tickets will cost from $30 to $250, according to the report, and will go on sale later this month.

Following a run of five straight nights on "The Late Show with David Letterman" in New York, the Irish quartet moves to Chicago on Tuesday for a radio promotion event to hype the tour and its latest album, "No Line on the Horizon," expected to debut at No.1 on the Billboard chart that day. Does anybody self-promote better than U2?

The band won't be performing next week when it drops into town, but don't be surprised if you bump into Bono on Clark Street. And, yes, he wears his sunglasses at night.

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