The Speculation Over

The speculation’s over: the world’s most famous rock band, U2, is coming to Cape Town.

The news was broken by Big Concerts and partners 94.5Kfm on Monday morning.

The Irish rockers will take Cape Town Stadium by storm on February 18.

Some 72 000 tickets will be on sale from Saturday for fans who will be treated to U2’s “360°” visual extravaganza.

The group will belt out their hits from smack bang in the middle of the stadium.

U2 lead singer Bono and guitarist The Edge were last in Green Point’s old stadium for Nelson Mandela’s 46664 mega-bash on November 29, 2003.

Big Concerts’ John Langford said on Monday that Capetonians would be treated to “the full U2 band”.

Before the Cape Town concert U2 will perform at FNB Stadium in Joburg.

Tickets for the Cape Town show start at R161 and peak at R2 568 for VIPs in “The Red Zone”.

Crowded House will play at the GrandWest Arena on October 26, and Neil Diamond at Cape Town Stadium in April. - Cape Argus