Live Nation Global Touring and OCESA have today confirmed that U2 will return to Mexico! The U2 360° Tour will visit Mexico City€™s Estadio Azteca on May 14th, 2011.
'U2 has always been at their best when surrounded by their audience, and this extraordinary production makes that happen in stadiums,' says U2€™s manager Paul McGuinness. 'It was important to the band that we were able to bring the whole 360° production to Mexico so fans could experience the latest of U2's legendary productions.'
The U2 360° Tour kicked off again in Turin, Italy last month and will visit 18 cities throughout Europe before heading to Australia and New Zealand to close out the year. U2 360° will start-up again next year and visit Mexico City on May 14th before returning to North America. By the time it reaches Mexico, U2 360° will have been seen by well over 4 million fans.
With a cylindrical video system of interlocking LED panels, and a steel structure rising 150 feet from the floor over a massive stage with rotating bridges, the band has truly created an intimate 360º experience for concert goers. Long-time U2 Show Director Willie Williams has worked again with architect Mark Fisher (ZooTV, PopMart, Elevation and Vertigo), to create an innovative 360 design, which affords an unobstructed view for the audience.
'To have an in-the-round transportable stadium production is something that the touring industry has been trying to figure out for some time. The extra capacity U2 360° gives us means that there are a large number, several thousand in fact, of low priced tickets at every show', said U2 tour producer/promoter Arthur Fogel, CEO of Live Nation Global Touring.
In keeping with the concept that this tour is more about a unique staging configuration with excellent sight-lines, tickets will be available starting at $350 MXN, with general admission floor tickets available at $850 MXN. Additional seated tickets also available starting at $750 MXN.
Tickets for the U2 performance in Mexico City will go on sale to Banamex cardholders on Tuesday, September 28th at 11AM and to the general public on Thursday, September 30th at 11AM. Tickets will be available at Ticketmaster.com.mx or by calling 5325-9000. U2.com subscribers will be able to buy tickets before the Banamex pre-sale.
U2.com subscribers will be emailed with the presale information.