U2 announced deets of their U2360 Tour this morning, and I wrote it up for DCist. FedEx Field, with a unique stage setup that Live Nation chief Arthur Fogel says will increase its 91,000 football-game capacity by 15 to 20 percent. So that's more than 100,000 tickets up for grabs. Only 10,000 are promised at the entry-level price point of $30.
You can't accuse U2 of being timid! They had no trouble selling 40,000 tickets (two nights at the Phone Booth) on both the 2001 Elevation Tour and the 2005 Vertigo Tour. But 100K-plus seats, in a bum economy? You know I'm rooting for you, Fellas, but seriously: McGuinness signed off on this?