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California, US U2 have confirmed via video blog that their sold-out concert at the Pasadena Rose Bowl in California, this Sunday, 25th October, will be streamed free, in full and live on YouTube. It's the first time a show of this size will be streamed live.

The Rose Bowl show is the penultimate U2 show this year - with more to come in 2010 - and already is set to host the venue's biggest ever audience of over 96,000 fans. The 360° Tour, which has been critically acclaimed and 're-invents rock'n'roll' (Rolling Stone Magazine), will now boast unique access for fans worldwide - as fans in territories yet to be visited by the tour, or not at all, will be able to enjoy the whole show online.

Managed in partnership with Live Nation, this sell-out tour has broken attendance records in most venues it has visited - its success due in part to increased capacity coupled with a lower ticket price and great sight lines afforded by the stunning in-the-round stage set.

U2 manager Paul McGuinness said, 'The band has wanted to do something like this for a long time. As we're filming the LA show, it's the perfect opportunity to extend the party beyond the stadium. Fans often travel long distances to come to see U2 - this time U2 can go to them, globally.'

YouTube will be streaming live across five continents. The show will be available in the usual You Tube way, as video-on-demand, following two full replays - after the live stream - on both U2.com and You Tube.

'YouTube is thrilled to be able to provide our global audience with a live streaming performance from one of the world's greatest bands,' said Chris Maxcy, Director of YouTube Partner Development. 'We are always looking for new ways to connect fans around the world with their favourite artists, and this is the perfect opportunity to do just that.'

For more information stay tuned or visit You Tube .

Update : We've just heard you'll be able to watch U2's live stream on YouTube where ever you are. Enjoy the show.

COMMENTS

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betobono
19 October, 2009
wow great!!
This is the magnificent news of the year thank you u2 , we next year waited for them with anxiety in Mexico city
ragnbone
19 October, 2009
youtube live
i will be having a house party for all the poor souls who didn't go to see U2 with me. and to think, i get to have thee x-perience again after all !
MagnificentBonoU2
19 October, 2009
I WON!
I WON TICKETS OFF THE RADIO ON SAT. &I CANT WAIT 2 SEE MY MAN LIVE IN FRONT OF ME!!! I LUUUV U BONO!!!! MY 1ST U2 CONCERT EVER!!! IM SOO EXCITED!!! I HAVE LOVED THEM MORE THEN 20 YRS!!!
SuperSono
19 October, 2009
I'll be there !!! Cant Beleive it !!!
I live in Mexico 1 hour drive from the border, in Ensenada, i have tickets to attend this venue since April... but nothing could prepare me for this news... Pasadena from the email i got is going to be the official 360 Tour DVD... how can this get better than this??? U2.. there is only one thing i can say... and that is THANK YOU...
mauricio_brito_jp
19 October, 2009
You 2
That's why U2 is the best band ever. Most of us knew it since by those days of Joshua Tree and With or Without You but decades later "Moment of Surrender" and the "360 Tour" reminds me how right we were. We couldn imagine how far U2 would go. Best Whishes and Thank You U2 for keeping us alive with your music.
Julielynn
19 October, 2009
Awesome!!!!!
I've been waiting for this since the Boston show! You tube better be prepared for the overload! You know we're all going to be there!!!
bobfromass
19 October, 2009
Can't wait
I can't wait to watch the show again. Looking forward to it and curious about the quality. I'm homing the DVD will also be released in Blu-Ray format
kirluk
19 October, 2009
Great idea !!
Sounds amazing... what time will it be in UK time????
PHILIPPE
19 October, 2009
Magnificent
Just magnificent i'm gonne watch I hope the bring this concert on Bluray
spiritwalker3
19 October, 2009
AWESOME!!
I so can't wait! I'll be attending the concert and hopefully right up near the front!! I love living in Pasadena! Now the whole world can experience the insanity of Southern California!! First Depeche Mode "101" and now this!! I'm loving it!
Biggs
19 October, 2009
Incredible!
This is a major coup for U2, No other group has been able to do this. U2 are the founders of new and innovative ideas! Roll on Sunday! Will be watching Live!!
mariabella
19 October, 2009
WOO HOOO
So cool !!! Thanks a lot ! Waiting for u2 hre in Brazil ok ? Lov & Peace
bug
19 October, 2009
Server Bandwidth
Can't wait, but hope they add a butt-load of bandwidth!!
Panth
19 October, 2009
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Sweet.
patman33
19 October, 2009
Should Be Good!
Should be great! hope the gig goes well (which I'm sure it will).. So the rest of the world will see and hear what the fans are on about !
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