Team executive Stephen Jones told a crowd at the University of Texas at Arlington that the team was close to booking the Jonas Brothers and AC/DC at the Cowboys’ new stadium.
He also said a deal for a U2 concert was imminent.
The newly announced U2 concert tour has a date with Dallas, but there are no details beyond the city’s name.
Reports surfaced Monday that U2 would play the Cowboys stadium Oct. 12. Tour and team officials quickly denied that a date was confirmed.
It was more of the same Tuesday.
“There is an unauthorized site [u2tours.com] that has listed these dates,” U2 publicist Lisa DiAngelo wrote in an e-mail. “The ONLY confirmed tour dates are the dates on the press release.”
But Dallas will be a stop on the tour, according to DiAngelo, who added that ticketing information will be released soon.
The official press notice, released Monday, listed Dallas among a group of cities that the band would visit in September and October.
The speculation surrounding the venue was given legs when fan Web sites and a ticket Web site listed the Cowboys stadium date.
The Web sites listed other dates not on the official release, including at Reliant Stadium in Houston and the Georgia Dome in Atlanta.
How does TicketNetwork, which sells tickets via The Dallas Morning News Web site and other Web sites, know the date for the Cowboys stadium is real?
“I don’t know that it’s true,” says representative Harmon Howe, “because I don’t track the 5 million tickets we have on there.”
What he does know is that the site’s compliance group makes sure tickets for sale are legitimate.
What a buyer gets at this point is a commitment for the ticket when tickets go on sale.
The price on the Web site includes the ticket plus a 15 percent service charge.
I’m still not going anywhere near that website the Dallas Morning News is promoting to for ticket sales, and I totally agree with this comment from the GuideLive link I provided yesterday:
How does this jibe with the guidelive editor statement of 15% markup? She must have flunked economics:
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.