Irish rock band U2 will be bringing their 360 Tour to the Canad Inns Stadium on Sunday, May 29, 2011. It will probably the last major concert to take place at the Stadium. The last time U2 was in Winnipeg was back in 1997 for their PopMart Tour.
Along with the 360 Tour, they will be bringing an amazing stage (photoed above). The stage features a 360 degree screen mounted on a spider like object that looks like a creature from Gears of War.
U2 have released 12 studio albums and are among the most critically and commercially successful groups in popular music. They have won 22 Grammy Awards, more than any other band, and they have sold more than 150 million records. In 2005, the band were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in their first year of eligibility. Rolling Stone magazine ranked U2 at number 22 in its list of the “100 Greatest Artists of All Time”.
Tickets go on sale Monday, October 25 at 10am and will be $30, $55, $95 and $250.
Rock band Fray will open up (which is already worth the price of admission!)
There will be no public presale for the U2 Winnipeg concert. The only presale that will be available is a U2.com Members only presale.
The U2.com Member presale starts Thursday, October 21 at 10am and is available for everyone. The only catch is you have to purchase a U2.com Membership with your tickets. The U2.com Membership is an additional $60, but you can purchase up to 4 presale tickets with it.
So between 4 people, it is an additional $15 each. With the expected demand of the show, there isn’t any need for a public presale to promote the concert.