(CelebrityAccess MediaWire) – Veteran rock superstars U2 will be officially announcing their plans to tour in support of their recent release “How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb.” The tour will start with a cross-country US leg in March, then a 30-date European run beginning in June, then return to the US in late August for another 30 shows.
Official tour plans will be released on Monday. The tour will start March 28 at the San Diego Sports Arena, with rock group Kings Of Leon opening for the first US run. Overall, U2 are expected to play approximately 110 shows in 2005, most likely becoming the highest grossing trek of the year. Estimates are already at $225-$250 million potential gross.
The first tickets for the Vertigo Tour, named for the first single off the new album, will go on sale January 29. Prices will average at $90, including $49.50 for the cheapest seats and $165 at the high end. That is a slight hike from 2001’s Elevation Tour prices.
The group is considering downloadable concert tracks, as well as a tour wrap-up DVD, as they have done with past tours. –by CelebrityAccess Staff Writers