U2 and the 700-ton monster arrive in Hanover

Just over a week before the start of the Bundesliga season in the AWD Arena in Hanover from the green grass is not much to see.  

A total of 700 tons of steel and technology currently dominate the stadium on Thursday evening and prepare the stage for the concert. 

After 13 years, the band is the first time to see again live in the state capital.

Six days and more than 8,000 hours was the construction of the 360-degree stage - a futuristic, spider-like structure - claim that it has, according to organizers in these dimensions so before given only U2.

The approximately 50,000 fans are expected to forward to an appropriate spectacle, production manager Jake Barry promised yesterday, while in the truest sense of the word were the latest work on the stage.

Hanover, the second of three German stations during the 2009 world tour the band started. On Tuesday evening, the rocker is already in the Frankfurt Commerzbank-Arena had occurred.

It had come to the end of the presentation for a moving invocation. Before the very last song called “Moment of Surrender” singer Bono recalled the 21 victims of the Love Parade in Duisburg. He then expressed his hope that the disaster should not lead to perish in Germany, the joy of music.

Quite easily, the German tour start was, however, does not. During the construction stage to comply with the giant screens, there was in Frankfurt a lot of trouble.

At 52 meters height, the steel structure for the stadium roof was too high. “In Hanover, there has been no trouble,” said the head of production.

Ensure that the lawn just before the season start of the Bundesliga season is not damaged, make special shoes. If the Green still suffer, there is a new turf by U2.

Opening is Kasabian. U2 starts at 20.45 Local Time

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