U2 set for South African tour in Feb 2011


 According to the article quoted below from Entertainmentafrica U2 might play South Africa in February 2011.

“U2 are believed to be returning to South Africa for two shows in February, EntertainmentAfrica.com has learned from a reliable source in the UK.

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The Irish supergroup, currently on their 360 Degree Tour, are reportedly set to play stadium shows in Cape Town and Johannesburg – marking the first time the full band have performed in the country since 1998.
The concert spectacle features a 360 degree stage, allowing the audience to sit on all sides, which makes use of a four-legged 50-metre tall structure called “The Claw”. Holding the record as the largest concert stage structure it holds the speaker system and a cylindrical video screen that hovers above the band, or can be lowered to behind the four performers.

Despite the tour being the most expensive ever to run – with 120 trucks needed to transport equipment and staging between shows – it helped U2 top Billboard magazine’s Top 40 Money Makers list with earnings of R 872-million in 2009 from touring, record sales, and other royalties.

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