Tickets go on sale to the general public Monday Feb. 22 for the U2 360 tour, coming to Rice Eccles Stadium June 3. Tickets will be available through Smith’s Tix outlets, through the Smith’s Tix website or by calling 801-467-TIXX and 1-800-888-TIXX. Tickets are priced a $30-250, with at least 10,000 tickets priced at $30. General admission floor tickets will be $55. Lenny Kravitz will be the opening act.
The Rice Eccles show will be U2’s first North American show this summer. It fulfills a promise made during the question and answer portion of the U2 3D film premiere at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival, where Bono assured fans that the band would stop in Salt Lake City during their next tour.
I saw U2 360 in October last year in Las Vegas, and it was amazing. The band was loose and playful except during serious parts of the show (political statements are always a must with U2), and they certainly put a lot of energy into their songs, especially those from their latest CD, “No Line on the Horizon.” The 360 tour didn’t seem as thematically coherent or emotionally powerful as other U2 tours I’ve seen, but the staging and light effects were incredible. I hope Bono brings his laser suit to SLC.