Live Nation: Stateside U2 Sales Strong

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By Billboard Staff,

With sales this morning (March 30) of more than 82,000 tickets sold in New York, 72,000 in Boston and 65,000 in Chicago, the U2 360° Tour will set the largest single-day attendance record in each city, according to tour producer Live Nation.

In London, with more than 6,700 tickets sold in 60 seconds, ticket sales for U2 at Wembley Stadium resulted in the highest sales rate ever in the U.K. At Dublin's Croke Park, 160,000 tickets for U2 360° Tour performances in July 24-25 sold out in 40 minutes, leading the announcement of a third and final event in that city. Second performances were added in Gothenburg and Amsterdam and sold out within hours of going on sale.

Zagreb sales broke all sales records in that country, and last week U2's tour opener in Barcelona sold out in 54 minutes, becoming the fastest ever sold out show in the history of pop music in Spain, Live Nation says.

The North American tour opener in Chicago on Sept. 12 at Soldier Field was an instantaneous sellout. Due to demand, a second and final performance on September 13, also with special guest Snow Patrol, has been confirmed. In Boston, in addition to the sold out Sept. 20 performance, U2 with special guest Snow Patrol at a second event -- Sept. 21 at Gillette Stadium.

In New York at Giants Stadium, Muse will be the special guest and both the Sept. 24 and now second and final performance on Sept. 25. In Toronto, a second performance was announced prior to on sale this morning and both performances, Sept. 16-17, at Rogers Center are also now sold out.

Also confirmed this morning, U2 360° Tour will visit Washington, D.C., Sept. 29 at FedEx Field; Charlottesville, Oct. 1 at Scott Stadium; Atlanta, Oct. 6 at the Georgia Dome; Tampa, Oct. 9 at Raymond James Stadium; Los Angeles, Oct. 25 at the Rose Bowl; and Vancouver, Oct. 28 at BC Place Stadium.

Tickets in Charlottesville will go on sale April 3. Tickets for all additional performances, including the second shows in Chicago, Boston and New York, will go on sale next April 6 at 10:00 a.m.

© 2009 Billboard

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