9th March 2009
U2 just announced the dates and locations for their worldwide tour. The tour, called the U2360° Tour, is starting in Ireland and then stopping for one show in London before hitting Europe. The North American leg of the tour is next, with two Canadian dates: Toronto (16 September 2009) and Vancouver (28 October 2009).
Unfortunately, the tour is not making a stop in Edmonton, even though we have the largest permanent capacity outdoor stadium in Canada (it can hold over 62,000). The stadium, called Commonwealth Stadium in honour the the 1978 Commonwealth Games for which it was constructed, also has the largest and most advanced video screen JumboTron in the world. U2 has played Commonwealth Stadium on June 14, 1997 for the Popmart Tour (just before I moved back to Edmonton).There are actually a number of cool YouTube videos of this concert.
If Bono and the Edge are reading this (and I am sure they are), I am begging you to reconsider: Make Edmonton one of your stops!!! You won’t regret it!
If they don’t add an Edmonton date, I guess I will be heading to Toronto or Vancouver in the fall!