March 9, 2009 10:29

U2 announce world tour dates

Glasvegas, Kaiser Chiefs, Elbow to join band on enormous jaunt

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U2 have announced the first details of their forthcoming world stadium tour.

The Irish rockers will hit the road on June 30, kicking off the tour at Barcelona's Nou Camp stadium, then continuing through Europe – including four UK dates and a Dublin show – before heading to north America.

Bono and co will play surrounded by the audience on a specially designed stage. See for a preview of the tour set-up.

Bands who will support U2 at various dates include Glasvegas, Elbow, Kaiser Chiefs, Snow Patrol and Black Eyed Peas.

As well as the dates listed below, the band are set to announce details of September/October shows in Atlanta, Charlottesville, Dallas, Houston, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Norman, Phoenix, Tampa, Washington DC and Vancouver.

U2 will play:

Barcelona Nou Camp (June 30)
Milan San Siro (July 7)
Paris Stade De France (11)
Nice Parc Charles Ehrmann (15)
Berlin Olympic Stadium (18)
Amsterdam Arena (20)
Dublin Croke Park (24)
Gothenburg Ullevi (31)
Chorzow Slaski Stadium (August 6)
Zagreb Maksimir Stadium (10)
London Wembley Stadium (14)
Glasgow Hampden Park (18)
Sheffield Don Valley Stadium (20)
Cardiff Millennium Stadium (22)
Chicago Soldier Field (September 12)
Toronto Rogers Centre (16)
Boston Gillette Stadium (20)
New York Giants Stadium (24)

Tickets for the UK and Irish tour dates go on sale on March 20.

To check the availability of U2 tickets after then, and get all the latest listings, go to NME.COM/GIGS, or call 0871 230 1094.

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