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U2 Soldier Field tickets to go on sale March 30

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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 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.

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I still want to see if you can actually "see" Bono from the $30 seats that will end up costing $50, but don't ask Bono if he gets any of that.

I'm so excited about going to this concert if I can just get tickets! My best girlfriend and I want to go and have a good time. We both have been through a few rough ventures and really deserve to have some fun! I'm a bit curious about seating as I've never been to an arena concert....

Does anyone know what the proceedure will be for the general admission "seating" on the field? From what I've read it will be standing room only and where you are in line outside Soldier Field before the gates open will determine how close to the stage you get. Is this true?? If so, how early do you need to get in line before the show to get a good spot? And, does anyone know how you get inside the ring near the stage? I heard there is a lottery as you enter that decides if you're in or out. Just trying to figure out how early I need to arrive! Thanks

just purchased 2 GA tix for Sunday...

Metallica had a 360 stage over 10 years ago.

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