U2’s Kiss The Future Tour

Kiss The Future, U2’s world tour in support of its new album “No Line on the Horizon,” will play stadiums around the world, beginning June 30 in Barcelona, Billboard can exclusively reveal. Details of the tour will be announced March 9.

It’s a groundbreaking tour with production that includes a 360-degree audience configuration, ambitious staging and a cylindrical video screen. “We’re very excited about the idea to go on the road with this album,” the Edge says. “It’s an album that I think is going to translate so well to the live context. The songs we’ve tried in rehearsal are sounding fantastic, so that’s got everyone really fired up.”

U2 will be playing in a setting unique among all previous tours, by any artist. The tour will be global and lengthy. U2 will stay in Europe through Aug. 22, then hit American shores on Sept. 12 with a show at Soldier Field in Chicago. The band will play in North America until Oct. 28 and plans on working the globe until the fall of 2010.


Per manager Paul McGuinness

“This is going to be a very big tour, the biggest shows we’ve ever done,” he reveals. “We’re going to play stadiums only. Football stadiums. That excludes, for instance, baseball stadiums because the production that we’ve designed is 360º. It’s a stage with the audience on all sides.”

Will the stage be in the centre of the arena?

“Not quite in the centre, it will be towards one end of the field in a typical football stadium, so the places we’re playing will be tiered football stadiums; no flat fields, no festivals, no baseball stadiums. Only big, tiered stadiums.”


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  1. ian says:

    more dates to be added-
    U2’s 2009-2010 World Tour Announced

    U2 June thru September2009 tour dates-

    30 June 2009 Camp Nou Barcelona ES ON SALE SOON
    07 July 2009 San Siro Milan IT Fri. 13 March
    11 July 2009 Stade De France Paris FR ON SALE SOON!
    15 July 2009 Parc des Sports Charles Ehrmann Nice FR ON SALE SOON!
    18 July 2009 Olympic Stadium Berlin DE ON SALE SOON!
    20 July 2009 Arena Amsterdam NL Sat. 14 March
    24 July 2009 Croke Park Dublin IE ON SALE SOON!
    31 July 2009 Ullevi Stadium Gothenburg SE Fri. 13 March

    06 August 2009 Slaski Stadium Chorzow PL ON SALE SOON!
    10 August 2009 Stadium Makimir Zagreb HR ON SALE SOON!
    14 August 2009 Wembley Stadium London GB ON SALE SOON!
    18 August 2009 Hampden Park Glasgow GB ON SALE SOON!
    20 August 2009 Don Valley Stadium Sheffield GB ON SALE SOON!
    22 August 2009 Millenium Stadium Cardiff Wal. GB ON SALE SOON!
    12 September 2009 Soldier Field Chicago IL US ON SALE SOON!
    16 September 2009 Rogers Centre Toronto ON CA ON SALE SOON!
    20 September 2009 Gilette Stadium Boston MA US ON SALE SOON!
    24 September 2009 Giants Stadium E Rutherford NJ US ON SALE SOON

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