Argentina 3rd Show Difference

The reviews have all come in U2 was fired up last night in La Plata – The last of 3 shows as part of the 360 Tour. The Claw will be packed up and sent on its way later today ( well it will take about three days )

Leon Gieco and Francisca Valenzuela joined the last time during the show in Chile a couple of days easlier.
Gieco sang backing vocals and guitar by Bono “All I ask of God,” in an emotional block that also included a prayer from factory own “I Still Have not Found What I’m looking for.”
It was the latest of several surprises that left the Irish in Argentina. The first was the inclusion of, “Even Better Than The Real Thing”, a song from Achtung Baby The boys had not played the song for several years.
Beyond the basic set list is more or less unchanged;a U2 sought to create nuances in the three that shows at La Plata that made each a unique experience for fans.

Last night, the main surprise was the entry of Gieco on stage, but there were more changes. The classic “Pride (In The Name Of Love)”“Bad”, a jewel of the album The Unforgettable Fire. And for the first time “Magnificent”, was not included.
There was one failure in these three U2 concerts, the band did not play any song from their 1987 album, Rattle and Hum. But for the more than 150 000 fans who filled the stadium for three nights everyone enjoyed the show and wondered a bit if this was the last time they will get to see Bono and the boys.  



2nd Night Argentina

Tonight, La Plata, U2 gives its second concert in Argentina, as part of a 3 night series the 360 Tour started on  Wednesday with about 60 thousand delirious fans packed into stadium in La Plata.

Unique Stadium gates will be open from 16, organizers said, U2 taking the stage at 19.30. Follow tonights show via tweeter stream or twitter as well as the hash marks  #U2360ARG #U2360SAM

U2 returns to step on the impressive stage set for the show that was what gave the name to the tour, as the Irish band’s performance can be seen from anywhere in the stadium because of the way in which it was built the scenery.

Regarding the role of Sunday, the last of U2 in Argentina before heading to Brazil to continue to segment the South American world tour 360 º, the opening hours of door will be at 15 and U2 will take the stage at 19 hours. 

La banda U2

Dedicated to our South American Friends -

La banda U2 se presentará este viernes en el país con su 360° Tour, el que consta de un escenario conocido como “La garra”, una estructura de 50 metros de alto convertida en el mayor montaje musical que ha pasado por el país.

Esta monumental puesta en escena ha causado preocupación en el mundo del fútbol ya que se desconoce cómo quedará la cancha del recinto de Ñuñoa luego del recital de este viernes. Ante esta situación desde la producción del evento llaman a la calma ya que han tomado todas las medidas para tener todo en perfectas condiciones.

“Nos hemos preocupado de tomar todas las medidas correspondientes para proteger y reponer cualquier daño que se produjese en la cancha luego del concierto. Hay un cubre campo de aluminio para proteger la cancha del peso del escenario y de la maquinaria existente”, comentó a Francisco Bas, productor técnico de Time For Fun (T4F), la productora encargada del evento.

“Además, hemos comprado más de 4.000 m2 de pasto para reponer la cancha, sea cual sea su estado. La cancha se entregará en iguales o mejores condiciones de la que estaba antes de recibirla”, acotó.

Hola Chile, Yo Soy U2 !

Less than a week away before the boys big return to South America -

360 Tours first stop March 25th at the National Stadium in Santigo . In order for this show to be a success they have been working rond the clock to bring the gear and crew into Chile. Claudia Fres Terra is the production manger working out all the logistics. The time the band will bring their very large families and that pretty much locks up 14 plus annexed backstage hospitality rooms for the family to share with friends.

Bono  will have four ful dressing rooms, one for the family  to use, one for staff and of course one to chile out prior to start of the show. U2 will be traveling this tme with a large extended crew. A personal chief which wil provide all the normal afare such as meat, pasta, seafood and of course lots of chilean wines. Seafood will be at the top of the menu because of the regions great fishing grounds.

So of the interesting items back stage 24 refirgerators to hold 14K liters of liquid ( hum that’s a lot of beer) 5 freezers for just ice.

Within the list of requests, which attracted most attention was the application of 24 refrigerators to preserve 14 thousand liters of liquid. In addition, another 5 freezers for 1,500 liters. And a thousand kilos of ice.

Back stage of course will be turned into U2’s personal wonder land. All  of the decorations have been packaged into thecontainers with everything else. Tables, chairs, racks for lots of clothing.

Did you know that this tour in South America will have 15 bilingual assitants to handle all of the adminstrative work.

Now lets talk about the transporation pool., three Mercedes Benz, BMW and three three Chrysler the  staff also asked a couple of medium-sized private jets.

The final requests that are on the rider 75 Blackberry phones with international calling, about 6 or 8 guards apart from bringing each of them, a chiropractor and a masseuse apart from theirs, 350 long white towels, 12 type golf carts to work, 4 oxygen bottles to withstand the intensity of the show, a special room just for the band, and a lounge to meet and relax. 

U2 360° Heading To Chile

Live Nation Global Touring  today confirmed that U2 will return to Chile. The U2 360° Tour will visit Estadio Nacional in Santiago  on Friday March 25th, 2011 and special guests on the night will be Muse.

Tickets will go on sale to the general public on December 16th and  to Entel customers paying only with CMR Falabella cards on Monday, December 13th and Tuesday 14th via Ticketmaster. subscribers can enter a special advance PRESALE  beginning this FRIDAY, DECEMBER 10th at 10am (local) and running until this SUNDAY, DECEMBER 12th at 5pm (local).

Subscribers will be emailed ahead of this presale with details of timings.