U2 Confirm Tour Plans, Hit Canada

Published: 2005-01-25
After a slight delay due to scheduling conflicts, U2's massive world tour is set to get underway. The legendary rockers will play North America first, with a short 13-date jaunt, and then head over to Europe for 24 gigs. Kicking off on March 28th in San Diego, U2's current schedule will take the band to mid-August, after which the quartet will once again return to North America for 30 more shows.

Although U2 will play more Canadian cities in the fall, one city will receive the band this spring: U2 will play Vancouver on April 28th at the GM Place stadium. During their tour for their previous album 'Elevation', the Irish four-piece visited the Canadian cities of Calgary, Vancouver, Toronto, and Montreal, so it's quite possible those places will see the guys' return.

Fans will be glad to note that tour plans do not include taking all of the audience members' cash. U2 manager Paul McGuinness explained: "This tour will be not unlike the last production in that the lowest priced tickets will be on the floor. The best seats are the cheapest, and we want people to get excited."

U2 is of course touring in support of their extremely well-selling eleventh album 'How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb', which was released in November 2004. The Vertigo 2005 Tour is expected to bring the band somewhere between $225 and $250 million for the 110 planned shows.

Opening for the first leg of the tour is southern-rock band Kings of Leon.

The confirmed dates for U2's Vertigo 2005 Tour are:

March 28 San Diego, CA - Sports Arena
April 1 Anaheim, CA - Arrowhead Pond
April 5 Los Angeles, CA - Staples Centre
April 9 San Jose, CA - HP Pavilion
April 14 Phoenix, AZ - Glendale Arena
April 20 Denver, CO - Pepsi Center
April 24 Seattle, WA - Key Arena
***April 28 Vancouver, BC - GM Place***
May 7 & 9, Chicago, IL - United Center
May 14 Philadelphia, PA - Wachovia Center
May 17-18 East Rutherford, NJ - Continental Airlines Arena
May 21 New York, NY - Madison Square Garden
May 24 & 26 Boston, MA - Fleet Center
June 10 Brussels, Belgium - King Baudouin Stadium
June 12 Gelsenkirchen, Germany - Schalke Stadium
June 13 Manchester, England - Stadium
June 19 London, England - Twickenham Stadium
June 21 Glasgow, Scotland - Hampden Park
June 24 Dublin, Ireland - Croke Park
June 29 Cardiff, Wales - Millennium Stadium
July 2 Vienna, Italy - Ernst Happel Stadium
July 5 Katowice, Poland - Slaski Stadium
July 7 Berlin, Germany - Olympic Stadium
July 9 Paris, France - Stade de France
July 11 Zurich, Switzerland - Letzigrund Stadium
July 13 Amsterdam, Netherlands - Arena
July 19 Milan, Italy - San Siro
July 23 Rome, Italy - Olympic Stadium
July 27 Oslo, Norway - Vallehovin Stadium
July 29 Gothenburg, Sweden - Ullevi Stadium
July 31 Copenhagen, Denmark - Parken
August 3 Munich, Italy - Olympic Stadium
August 5 Nice, France - Parc des Sports Charles Ehrmann
August 7 Barcelona, Spain - Camp Nou
August 9 San Sebastian, Spain - Anoeta Stadium
August 11 Madrid, Spain - Estadio Vicente Calderon
August 14 Lisbon, Portugal - Alvalade

Writer: Jaclyn Arndt



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