Vertigo Leg 1: 2005, US

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2009

Big in Belgium

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The stage for the upcoming tour is leaving the drawing board and taking shape. We sneaked in to the build to grab a couple of shots.

Who else to get the latest word from but Show Designer Willie Williams. 'After two and a half years of planning, this thing is almost built.' he tells us. ' Pictured is an inverted section of the 'shoulder' of the main structure, being fabricated in Belgium. ' I thought I was getting used to the scale of the operation, but it's pretty staggering to look at this and imagine we're taking it on tour, with several dozen other pieces like it"

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003summersunshine
27 May, 2009
ONLY WOW!!!!!!!
Man this rocks rocks and keeps on getting better and better
Jono
11 May, 2009
EEE BY GUM!
Can't wait til it comes to Yorkshire! Sheffield, home of steel
Eric1961
05 May, 2009
Belgium
Now it's clear, there has to be a Belgian show added to the tour!!
Petdoc2678
30 April, 2009
WOW
As a former employee of TOMCAT, a ginat in the entertainment industry, we built truss like this for U2 in the past through Brilliant Stages. I can honestly say i have never seen this big for a production the biggest was metallica and it is dwarfed by this super structure
conjasnat
30 April, 2009
PLAY FOR ME
Cant wait to see this, just a quick heads up, if you require to test it out band and all, the wife says you can play in my back garden, not a problem, remember Edinburgh 84, during gloria bono say " let me introduce you to a party of one" well i was there that night and i want a party all to myself. looks great by the way.
kerkhofs
30 April, 2009
Belgium!
Good Belgium creativity, good work, great people!!
petikosa
29 April, 2009
Nice
but I fear it will fall on the band :)
scrumpy
29 April, 2009
UNBLOODY BELIEVABLE
I cant wait to be under that marvelous piece of art.  It's already getting my adrenaline flowing,  I can't imagine what the finished product is going to do to my heart.  Good on yah King Willie......
Jannemanu2
29 April, 2009
Belgium finest
What a great teaser....a part of Belgium is touring with U2 around the world! Awesome! Another 2 months and it is U2-time!!!! Hell yeah! :D
scbates66
29 April, 2009
I Will Follow
Spinal Tap Would be proud :)
bmoney
28 April, 2009
It Could Eat Zoo TV
A scientist's head, impassioned heart, its being born, this work of art.
pollodaniel
28 April, 2009
Getting Better
Zoo TV was great, Pop Mart was big, Elevation & Vertigo Tour just went bank to the basic, now 360° Tour seems to be bigger than anything else. U2 is the band of bands, well done guys!
Chef Rick
28 April, 2009
Brilliant!
Once again, U2 and WW step it up! Cannot wait to see the show, and bring with me my 2 friends who have never seen U2....they will be in awe! Chicago or bust!
Luvin_U2
27 April, 2009
Luvin U2
It is not going to make any difference to me what the stage looks like...the concert is going to be AWSOME, regardless!!! Can't wait to see them in Norman, Oklahoma!!!!!!!!
yardie
27 April, 2009
Are you ready? (for Willie)
It seems this time that the album release and tour are falling very quickly on top of each other even though the interim period has been quieter than normal from a fan perspective. I hope all the nuts n bolts are in the right place!!
kevfly82
27 April, 2009
More pics please!
Exciting stuff- keep the pics coming as the tour nears!
mhairib
27 April, 2009
cool
man this looks cool cant wait to c it in glasgow
daddysgirl
27 April, 2009
WOW
I thought it's BIG in JAPAN (Alphaville) hahhaha....WOW is all I have to say to this stage...Can't wait to see it SPIN!
onlyU2
27 April, 2009
Wouw!
it's enormous!!!
TONKA71
27 April, 2009
WOW
Now that's what i call an expensive production! I can only imagine the rest!
gloria002
27 April, 2009
proud
on days like these I'm proud to be Belgian. I see Hedwig, founder of Stageco. They've come a long way from the early Rock Torhout/Werchter days. That's 30+ years of very hard work. Congrats! I look forward to seeing this piece of work :)
dianep
27 April, 2009
Big in Belgium
Meccano never sounded this good! Thanks a lot for keeping us up to date again, Willie. Can't wait to see the finished article. The excitement mounts...
Edwin
27 April, 2009
WOW!
A monster is being norn.Cant wait.
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