U2 Stage arrives at Spartan Stadium

(Media-Newswire.com) - EAST LANSING, Mich. — On Sunday, June 26, U2 will bring its U2 360° tour to Michigan State University’s Spartan Stadium for one night only. The concert begins at 7 p.m.

The concert had been postponed last year due to lead singer Bono’s emergency back surgery. Tickets purchased for the June 30, 2010, Spartan Stadium performance will be honored at the door.

“We’re very pleased to host Bono and U2 at Spartan Stadium,” said MSU President Lou Anna K. Simon. “He’s been a tremendous global activist, especially in Africa. MSU’s engagement in Africa began in 1960 with a partnership to build Africa’s first land-grant university. We’ve been there ever since focused on critical issues including food security, health, environmental sustainability and education, so it’s a natural fit for him to include a stop here at Michigan State.”

This summer U2 360° will play 18 cities across the United States and Canada before finishing up in Moncton, New Brunswick, on July 30. The North American tour dates feature a variety of supporting artists. Florence and the Machine will open the show in East Lansing.

The tour, presented by Live Nation Global Touring, showcases 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, creating an intimate 360º experience for concert goers.

U2 360° has already set the record for the most successful tour of all time, having played to more than 5 million people around the globe. By the tour end on July 30, more than 7 million people will have seen production with 110 shows in 30 countries across five continents.

The band, formed in Dublin, consists of Bono, The Edge, Adam Clayton and Larry Mullen. U2 has released 12 studio albums, with worldwide sales totaling more than 145 million records, and it has won 22 Grammy Awards, more than any other band. In 2005, the band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in its first year of eligibility. Rolling Stone magazine listed U2 at No. 22 in its list of the 100 greatest artists of all time.

Following is information regarding access and entry to Spartan Stadium the day of the concert:

Public parking will be available beginning at 3 p.m. the day of the concert at a variety of locations on campus. Most parking fees are $20. RVs will be charged $40 and free parking with a $5 shuttle ( beginning at 5 p.m. ) will be offered in the commuter lot.
Gates to the stadium will open at 5:30 p.m.
Guests holding field tickets can only enter/exit through north tunnel and have no access to the rest of the stadium. They will not be permitted to line up outside the stadium entrance prior to 7 a.m. the day of the concert.
There is no re-entry to the stadium at any time.
No tailgating with alcohol is allowed and will be enforced.
Bags and purses of any size are prohibited. Special exceptions for bags that contain necessary medical equipment determined secure by MSU police will be made at Gates C and K only.
No camping will be allowed.
All gates except gate H ( at the northwest corner of the stadium ) will be open.
Additional information about stadium policies, ( including a complete list of prohibited items ), parking, visitor information, accommodations, maps, construction detours and ticket information can be found at http://special.news.msu.edu/u2.

Information regarding city of East Lansing parking, accommodations and activities can be found at http://www.cityofeastlansing.com/u2.

It is expected that noise levels during the U2 concert may be high, especially for those living around campus. Community members can log complaints by e-mailing u2feedback@ur.msu.edu and refrain from calling 911.

Select tickets are still available at ticketmaster.com.


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