U2 will open the American leg of its 360° Tour at Soldier Field with openers Snow Patrol on Sept. 12, and tickets will go on sale a week from today, Monday, March 30, at 10 a.m. through Ticketmaster with prices set at $32, $57, $97 and $252 -- plus, of course, the dreaded, steep and as yet unadvertised Ticketmaster "convenience fees."
From the press release:
Long-time U2 Show Director Willie Williams has worked again with architect Mark Fisher (ZooTV, PopMart, Elevation and Vertigo), to create an innovative 360˚ design which affords an unobstructed view for the audience. U2 360° also marks the first time a band has toured in stadiums with such a unique and original structure (which can be viewed at U2.com).
"U2 has always been at their best when surrounded by their audience, this staging takes a giant leap forward. With 85 percent of the tickets priced at less than $95.00, general admission floor tickets priced at $55.00 and at least 10,000 tickets at every venue priced at the $30.00 price range, we have worked very hard to ensure that U2 fans can purchase a great priced ticket with a guaranteed great view" says U2's manager Paul McGuinness.