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Have You Seen U2’s Stage?

03:01 PM Thursday 3/19/09 |   |

There’s 3-D animation of the stage for U2's upcoming 360° Tour. One thing is for certain – it will definitely be the biggest structure in the stadium.

Like the 360° description in the tour’s title, the stage itself is circular and is almost completely encircled by another ring – Bono’s runway so he can walk deeply into the audience on the field. A break in the runway allows concert goers to move into the “inner ring” of the setup.

  • Bono of U2

    Grammy Awards, Staples Center, Los Angeles, Calif.
    February 8, 2009

    (AP Photo)

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But it’s what’s above the stage that will catch your eye. Utilizing the 3-D animation’s multiple angles, a bird’s eye view of the stage shows what looks like a large rectangular grid suspended by four monstrous “legs” that stand between the lower stage and the stadium seats.  The grid features a pyramid-like structure resembling a radio tower on top, while video screens hang from the bottom.

Oh, and did we say the entire structure is huge? Really, really, big. Almost as big as Bono’s need to save entertain the world.

But don’t take our word for it. Check it out yourself at 360.u2.com, and then come back here and tell us what you think.


Comments

  1. Drummerwezman wrote:

    12:13 AM, May 02, 2009

    Do you think the Blackberry sponsorship had anything to do with the giant set. I bet Blackberry at least payed for the cost of building the set, however if they would have used the corporate sponson to defray ticket costs that would have been nice. As far as ticket cost goes the prices are no surprise considering the prices only went up for the most expensive tickets, and they even undercut the minimum price for a ticket by $20 since their tour in 2005, seems fair to me.

  2. skychotic wrote:

    12:04 PM, Mar 20, 2009

    It's a fact that stadium shows suck. Especially when they cost hundreds of dollars.

  3. wildthing wrote:

    10:44 AM, Mar 20, 2009

    That pyramid like structure referring to the legs appear as if they will leave obstructed views for fans that happen to line up with those tentacle like legs, thinking the same thing about their canopy.  Won't that limit site views for people that cannot afford their lets not acknowledge the economy is in the tank we will just Gouge the fans with expensive ticket prices to feed my ego and bank acct.

  4. asaunders wrote:

    09:24 AM, Mar 20, 2009

    That stage is and amazing design. Looks like something right out of "War of the Worlds"  I am excited to go. However, I sure hope they play more stadiums than what has been announced.

  5. GeorgeDubya wrote:

    04:10 PM, Mar 19, 2009

    I'm blown away by the stage set-up.  Which is exactly what could happen if a strong enough wind comes up.

  6. thefragile09 wrote:

    04:00 PM, Mar 19, 2009

    I like U2 but $200 top end during a recession is madness? Also I wish bands would put as much into their music as some do their stage shows.

    What lasts with a person the longest?

  7. wallaceballs wrote:

    03:30 PM, Mar 19, 2009

    u2 is ridiculous.  and not in a good way

  8. bobo_plenty wrote:

    03:29 PM, Mar 19, 2009

    It'll never work, bono's inflated sense of self importance won't fit under it.

  9. Evster wrote:

    03:11 PM, Mar 19, 2009

    I just hope they're not limiting their first North American run to the measly number of dates so far announced.