Blew the Cape off Capetown

U2 360 Tour Capetown 2/18/2011Several U2 fans said Friday night’s performance at Cape Town Stadium was a “life changing experience”.

The Irish super group wowed over 72,000 screaming fans for the band’s final leg of the 360 Degree Tour in South Africa. Special appearances by Yvonne Chaka Chaka and Miriam and Amadou had the audience chanting for more.

Fans told Eyewitness News that U2’s giant stage “The Claw” was the main draw card of the show.

They added that the whole experience was breathtaking.

Other fans enjoyed the moving screens and said the performances “blew them away”.

Top selling international rock band, U2’s Cape Town concert this Friday, February 18 will be broadcast live on Highveld and KFM in South Africa, alongside a live stream on , only available and free throughout the African continent.

U2 played a huge show in Johannesburg last Sunday night, returning to South Africa for the first time since 1998. On the PopMart tour, U2 also played 2 shows and the Johannesburg concert was broadcast live. The audio stream on will be broadcast into, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkino Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comores, Congo, Cote d’Ivoire, Djibouti, DRC, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Kenya, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sao Tome & Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, South Africa, St Helena, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe. The webcast is flash-based and therefore will not work on devices not supporting that technology. The stream will be available

U2’s manager Paul McGuinness said “The band had a great night in Johannesburg and I’m sure we’ll deliver another big show in Cape Town”.

DStv Online CEO John Kotsaftis said: “At the Soccer City show Bono said ‘This place feels like the future’ and we are excited to be making the future happen right now on with this first ever live streaming of a U2 concert in Africa. We are very proud and excited to be working with Universal Music and U2 on this initiative and this is just one of many innovations we have lined up for our online audience in 2011.”