U2 360 degrees TOUR announces a Montreal first! Friday, July 16, 2010 at the
Montreal Hippodrome


    
              TICKETS ON SALE SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 21ST AT NOON!!

               Tickets available at the Bell Centre Box Office
              Charge by phone: (514) 790-2525 or 1-877-668-8269
                         Order online at: www.geg.ca
         TICKETS PRICES: $30 - $55 - $95 - $250 (+ service charges)
    
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<p><location>MONTREAL</location>, <chron>Nov. 16</chron> /CNW Telbec/ - Gillett Entertainment Group and Live Nation are thrilled to announce that U2's <location>Montreal</location> concert will be held at the <location>Montreal</location> Hippodrome on <chron>Friday, July 16th</chron> - an unprecedented spectacle in Quebec!</p>
<p>After having performed in the city several times at Club Montréal, the Forum, Bell Centre and The Olympic Stadium, U2 is now looking to push their <location>Montreal</location> boundaries even further by building an open-air stadium capable of welcoming over 60,000 fans! Similar to ventures in <location>Europe</location>, Quebecois fans will reap the benefits of seeing U2 perform outdoors in an electrifying atmosphere, for one night only! During their 2005 performance in <location>Montreal</location>, the band emphatically declared "Vive U2 à Montreal!"... no one could question their sincerity now.</p>
<p>The <location>Montreal</location> Hippodrome, located at 7440 Décarie boul., is the only location capable of hosting a show of this magnitude - the stage alone is comparable in size to the Bell Centre itself! What's more, the geographic emplacement of this site is ideal: located in the heart of the city, in proximity to major arteries (Décarie and Métropolitain boul.), and well serviced by public transportation. In order to provide the tens of thousands of fans with a seamless concert experience, satellite parking lots will also be designated and served by shuttle buses.</p>
<p>More than 300 employees will be employed in the construction of this site which is slated to begin in May. Two months will be necessary to complete the site build and another month will be required to dismantle it. More than 300 trucks will transport the 40,000 grandstands coming from <location>Canada</location>.</p>
<p>Jacques Aubé, Vice-president of the Gillett Entertainment Group said of the project: "U2 and <location>Montreal</location> are inseparable. We absolutely had to find a first-rate location to host them. Even if the project is uniquely complex, demanding, and bold, we are exceptionally happy to be offering fans an unrivalled concert that will forever leave its mark on the cultural history of <location>Montreal</location>."</p>
<p>With 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, the band has truly created an intimate 360º experience for concert goers. Keeping with the concept that this tour is more about a unique staging configuration, ticket prices (<money>$30</money>, <money>$55</money>, <money>$95</money> and <money>$250</money>) are set so that more than half of fans will pay <money>$55</money> or less for their tickets to this tremendous concert event!</p>
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<p>Your date with history: <chron>July 16th</chron> at the <location>Montreal</location> Hippodrome!</p>
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                           U2 360 DEGREES TOUR 2010

                           Presented by BlackBerry

                           NORTH AMERICAN ITINERARY

    6-June        Anaheim, CA         Angel Stadium           SOLD OUT!
    7-June        Anaheim, CA         Angel Stadium           On sale Nov. 20
    12-June       Denver, CO          Invesco Field           On sale now
    16-June       Oakland, CA         Oakland-Alameda         SOLD OUT
                                      County Coliseum
    20-June       Seattle, WA         Qwest Field             On sale now
    23-June       Edmonton, AB        Commonwealth Stadium    On sale now
    27-June       Minneapolis, MN     TCF Bank Stadium        On sale Nov. 21
    30-June       East Lansing, MI    Spartan Stadium         On sale Nov. 23
    03-July       Toronto, ON         Rogers Centre           On sale now
    06-July       Chicago, IL         Solider Field           On sale now
    09-July       Miami, FL           Land Shark Stadium      On sale now
    12-July       Philadelphia        Lincoln Financial       On sale now
                                      Field
    16-July       Montreal, QC        MONTREAL HIPPODROME     On sale
                                                              Nov. 21-noon
    19-July       New York            New Meadowlands Stadium On sale now

                           EUROPEAN TOUR ITINERARY

    10-August     Frankfurt, Germany  Commerzbank-Arena       On sale now
    12-August     Hannover, Germany   AWD Arena               On sale now
    15-August     Horsens, Denmark    Casa Arena              SOLD OUT
    16-August     Horsens, Denmark    Casa Arena              SOLD OUT
    20-August     Helsinki, Finland   Olympiastadion          SOLD OUT
    21-August     Helsinki, Finland   Olympiastadion          SOLD OUT
    25-August     Moscow, Russia      Luzhniki                On sale soon
    30-August     Vienna, Austria     Ernst Happel Stadium    SOLD OUT
    03-September  Athens, Greece      Olympic Stadium         On sale now
    06-September  Istanbul, Turkey    Ataturk Olympic         On sale now
                                      Stadium
    15-September  Munich, Germany     Olympiastadion          On sale now
    18-September  Paris, France       Stade de France         SOLD OUT
    22-September  Brussels, Belgium   Stade Roi Baudouin      SOLD OUT
    23-September  Brussels, Belgium   Stade Roi Baudouin      SOLD OUT
    29-September  Seville, Spain      Estadio Olimpico        On sale now
                                      De La Cartuja
    02-October    Coimbra, Portugal   Estadio Cidade Coimbra  SOLD OUT
    03-October    Coimbra Portugal    Estadio Cidade Coimbra  SOLD OUT

    Additional dates and cities to be confirmed. Itinerary subject to change.

       For complete tour and ticket information, fan club memberships,
                         merchandise and more, visit:
                                 www.U2.com
    

For further information: For further information: Myriam Vallée T., (514) 925-2005, mvallee@geg.ca; Media Contact: jonathan.bergeron@umusic.com, claudie.lapointe@umusic.com

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