U2 to tour SA
U2 are back with a 'POP'. On 12th February, U2 launched their
PopMart world tour at the Manhattan K Mart discount store.
The tour, to promote their new album 'Pop', begins in Las Vegas on April
25 and moves throughout the US during May and June before moving to
Europe in July and August. The big UK concerts will be in London
(Wembley Stadium),Leeds,Dublin and Edinburgh. The band then return to
Europe and the US.
Then during 1998, U2 will be taking their PopMart show further afield
visiting Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Australia, New Zealand, Japan and then
South Africa.The PopMart stage set will include the world's largest video
screen (150ft by 50ft), a 100ft golden arch and a 12ft stuffed olive
(atop a 100ft toothpick!). Sources at Polygram, U2's SA distribution
company, have confirmed that U2 will be performing live in Johannesburg on April 27 1998.
U2's eighth studio album, 'Pop', was released world-wide on March 3rd.
Sales in SA have been described as 'phenomenal'. The album was
produced by Flood and Howie B, without the services of Brian Eno
who worked on the last U2 project 'Passengers'. The first single off the
album 'Discotheque' was released during February and entered the British
singles charts at no.1.
Stephen Segerman (email@example.com)
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