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U2 Coming To Georgia Dome In October

Apparently arenas are just too small for rock’s arena-sized superstars, U2.

Bono (above) and the gang have booked the Georgia Dome for its 360 Tour, set to arrive a whole seven months from now on Oct. 6. (With opening act The Muse). 

Tickets range from $30 to $250 — and the floor is all general admission (and $55). They go on sale Monday at www.livenation.com, the Georgia Dome box office or charge by phone at 800-745-3000.

Did you see U2’s last stadium tour, for “Vertigo”? Picked up their latest CD – “No Line On The Horizon” – yet; and if so, what do you think?

55 comments Add your comment

Jimmy

March 31st, 2009
12:59 pm

Skip it and go see Metallica instead!

ThatU2Girl

March 31st, 2009
1:04 pm

I can hardly wait! U2 is the best band around and it will be an incredible show!

Nina

March 31st, 2009
1:09 pm

I’d love to see them, how much will they cost after the ticketbrokers swipe all the tickets out from under us?

Dan

March 31st, 2009
1:16 pm

Sorry Jimmy… I’ll be first in line for ANY U2 show!!!

Tom Davis

March 31st, 2009
1:42 pm

Anyone want to share the Presale passcode?

OZZFEST

March 31st, 2009
1:45 pm

The opening band is “Muse” not the Muse. Do your homework, dufus.

Carl

March 31st, 2009
1:46 pm

As usual, all the good seats will be owned by corporations sponsoring the tour and handed out to their executives and their kids. The rest of the nose bleeds will be bought up by TicketMaster and the like resulting in $1200 seats near the stage and $450 tickets up near the roof of the dome. I like U2 but no thanks.

TB

March 31st, 2009
1:56 pm

U2 jumped the shark after “Achtung Baby”. “Get on Your Boots” is horrible! Still one of the best bands to see live, though.

thatchbo

March 31st, 2009
1:58 pm

Alright !! I’ve seen U2 8 times – I never get tired of them – best band ever !!

Tom Davis

March 31st, 2009
2:08 pm

So the corporate executives get all the boxes and good tickets. I like it when those guys come in with their pressed khakis and golf shirts to “get crazy” at a rock show. Their kids running around without any manners keep them in check though. Go ahead and drink your bottle of wine. You should be slapped up side your head.

addicted2u2

March 31st, 2009
2:55 pm

U2 is in a league of their own. That’s why they will sell out the Dome! The only other act I’ve ever seen in my life that can do this is The Rolling Stones! Can’t wait for U2!!!

scottbravesfan

March 31st, 2009
3:04 pm

They have played the Dome before. I doubt they will sell the venue out, the Dome is HUGE. But it’s cool they are playing it. The only thing that sucks is how expensive the ticket prices are. The only band I’ll try and catch every tour is Pearl Jam and they do a good thing with their fan club so I’m guaranteed good seats no matter what. I actually would rather U2 play Philips because it’s going to be hard to see anything in the Georgia Dome because it’s monstrous. I wonder if they are going to set up the state in the middle of the field and try and sell out the whole venue front and back?

David

March 31st, 2009
3:05 pm

Domes stink for concerts, but the in-the-round stage for this U2 tour sounds pretty cool. A lot more seats are going to have decent views. I read that it will take 120 trucks just to move the stage from city to city.

John

March 31st, 2009
3:29 pm

Carl and Tom Davis-
The good seats go to the fan club members who get the advanced sale. I got my tickets this morning.Spent a ton, but totally worth it!

a

March 31st, 2009
3:33 pm

I saw U2 and Public Enemy play the dome in the early 90s. The acoustics are terrible in the dome.

Garth

March 31st, 2009
3:39 pm

I love U2. I have seen them in Dublin opening for Van Morrison in 86. And many times here in the USA since. However I won’t go to the dome to see any band. I have been there and done that(Rolling Stones). The sound is awful. There is nothing that is going to change that. It was not built for concerts. Neither was the Ted. Any one knows this, including U2. Shame on you for the greed. read in Rolling Stone that it takes 120 tractor trailer to carry this stage around. This is silly. They think they are gods! Bono how about save our highways and the air. A nice show in the round at Phillips would have been fine. Do you require a stage so massive? Just show up the four of you and play some music. Leave the gimicks to someone who has less talent. This again is greed!

Garmondo

Jungleland

March 31st, 2009
3:51 pm

I was hoping they were going to play outside this time (Bobby Dodd or Turner) $55 for floor is a great deal (Even Bruce is $90) Saw them twice at The Dome (1992 and 1996) and the 1st one was great, the second was a mess.

AW

March 31st, 2009
4:17 pm

If you were to be born 9 months from now, your parents were likley listening to No Line on the Horizon. U2 Rocks and makes babies everywhere!

WhatToDo

March 31st, 2009
4:33 pm

With ticketmaster, even when you buy them at the pre-sale, I am really note sure you get the best seats. I have bought concert tickets several time with pre-sale and some when I do not buy pre-sale and the pre-sale seats are not always better. Sometimes, you are better off waiting. Never can tell and pay an extra $50 for the code, now that is crazy.

Jackie Moon

March 31st, 2009
4:39 pm

I saw them at Philips the last two times they were in town and they rocked! I got two floor tickets for $55 a piece through the fan pre-sale. Not bad at all. If you want cheap tickets they’ll be out there. You just have to look for them. They won’t fall in your lap though.

Steve in Buford

March 31st, 2009
4:43 pm

I would have gone but these guys played for Obama. I can’t see supporting their politics when they are supporting this facists administration.

PreSale Code

March 31st, 2009
4:45 pm

It’s online. Just have to know where to look.

WhatToDo

March 31st, 2009
4:50 pm

I went on the webiste and looked there, but it says you have to pay, so I tried to guess it no long, where else do I look?

LizDawg

March 31st, 2009
4:52 pm

U2 is the greatest band in existence today. I will be at the Georgia Dome, plan on buying my presale tickets later this week.

“The Claw” sounds like an awesome stage – “Baby, baby, baby light my way!”

New album is decent but not as superlative as “ATYCLB” or “HTDAAB”.

Looking forward to October 6 and seeing Paul, Larry, Edge and Adam! U2 ROCKS!

Rose

March 31st, 2009
4:57 pm

Muse is the opener??!!??!! Holy cow! This is going to be the best show EVER! I saw Muse live at Wembly stadium. They’ve won best international live act 3 times in a row. U2 and Muse are HUGE in Europe.

Can’t freakin wait!!!!!!

The Fly

March 31st, 2009
4:57 pm

Ticket prices are not bad (given U2 is the world’s greatest rock band) – I bought $55 floor seats. Coldplay (who thinks they are the next U2 – HA!) charge a minimum of $79 for a Lakewood show whereas U2’s lowet priced tix are $30 (+ TicketMaster junk fees).

Looking at the stage on 360u2.com, looks incredible with the best video and sound of any tour since ‘Pop’. AJC was late to this story though, this news broke yesterday.

Sarah B

March 31st, 2009
4:58 pm

I read that thedy are only doing large venues because of the economy – FOR the people! So they can lower prices so more people cam come at a lower price – not greed. I saw them last time at Phillips and it was excellent but the tickets were $102 a piece, these start at $30. This decision was not based on greed.

Lou

March 31st, 2009
5:08 pm

No Line on the Horizon is amazing.
But last time they played the dome, it was terrible as the sound bounced off the roof. I sure hope the acoustics are better by now.

Jackie Moon

March 31st, 2009
5:13 pm

I was dissappointed when Third Day played at the RNC convention but it did not prevent me from listening to their music and going to their concerts. It’s a rock concert! A rock concert! C’mon ya’ll.

Paul Hewson

March 31st, 2009
5:16 pm

Any reports if the legs of the claw move? What would really be cool is if the legs picked up members of the audience like “The Claw” in Toy Story.

Glad I joined the fan club, bought 2 $95 lower level seats today and should have a great view with the 360-degree stage!

I also appreciate these low prices in this economy, I was ready to blame BHO if I couldn’t afford them, would have to ask for bailout money for the $250 seats.

JP

March 31st, 2009
5:52 pm

MUSE will put on a thunderous opening performance..don’t miss it!

“I would have gone but these guys played for Obama.” Wow, just “Wow.” Don’t read up on Matt Bellamy of Muse and 9/11, then! :)

David Evansbigdawg@aol.com

March 31st, 2009
6:21 pm

Hey Sonia – I bought “No Line” the minute it was available on iTunes. While I agree it does not live up to the albums of U2 past there are some significant cuts on there, especially the appropriately titled “Magnificent”, the best song on the album.

My question is given that pretty much all other US performances have sold out in a matter of minutes do you feel the boys from Ireland will add a second show and if so what date are we looking at?

“Let me in the sound! Sound! Let me in the sound!” – I can’t wait – last time I payed $550 a ticket to some fleaBayer but this time I plan on being in line at Publix at 8 AM Monday!

Thank you U2 for coming back to Atlanta, and I don’t blame you for playing “Pride” and “City of Blinding Lights” on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, once in a lifetime chance!

Chris

March 31st, 2009
6:24 pm

I’m not familiar with “The Muse”, but I’ve seen Muse 5 times now and they are going to BLOW THE ROOF off the Dome. Can’t wait for this show!!!

Louie Stanley

March 31st, 2009
6:30 pm

I just want to say I appreciate the fact that U2 are Christians and aren’t afraid to wear their faith on their sleeves or announce it to some of the largest concert crowds in the world. I have just finished reading “Walk On – The Spiritual Journey of U2″ and am presently reading “Get Up Off Your Knees” which both detail how the songs and artistry of U2 provide theological reflection an prophetic action. The songs have meaning for all ages and are a blessed ministry to millions.

You broke the bonds
You loosed the chains
Carried the cross
And my shame,
And my shame,
You know I believe it!

Thank U2 for your being a prophetic voice!

Deborah

March 31st, 2009
7:05 pm

Saw them the 1st time in the Omni in 86 I believe. Lost count on performances, but I have never been disappointed. Best show around. Drunk idiots please stay away, you ruin the experience. You can go to Metallica were you belong.

Whiny Fan

March 31st, 2009
7:56 pm

“The Muse” huh??? Seriously Sonia, stick to hip-hop. Sounds like AJC’s Music editor must have been in that last round of layoffs.

Albert Brooks

March 31st, 2009
8:41 pm

Sonia,

Thanks for mentioning my movie “The Muse” instead of the group Muse which has won many other music awards throughout their career, including five MTV Europe Music Awards, five Q Awards, six NME Awards, two BRIT awards and four Kerrang! Awards.

I look forward to seeing The Muse with The U2!

Albert Brooks

Ife Oshun

March 31st, 2009
9:30 pm

I’m more excited to see Muse. They are frickin amazing. Sorry, I like U2, grew up listening to them, but it’s Muse that gets my heart racing!! U2 is icing on the Supermassive cake.

Andy

March 31st, 2009
9:46 pm

I’m already there!!! Just an FYI, the presale codes are highly unique. Creativity and guessing I don’t think will help. As for show, it’s going to be off the hook!
A .

Woogidy

March 31st, 2009
9:49 pm

passcode is FALCONS until tomorrow at 10pm.

Woogidy

March 31st, 2009
9:51 pm

Rob

March 31st, 2009
10:20 pm

Why is it so many amazing bands come from “over the pond”?
Cant wait to see them

Paul McGuinness

April 1st, 2009
10:18 am

I’m in! Yessir just bought presale General Admission for the Georgia Dome show since the other shows sold out in a matter of minutes. Seen every tour since ‘Joshua Tree’ and with the surreal stage & sound on this tour I must see it in person! Looking forward to October 6, now I can kick back during Spring Break and not have to worry about fighting Ticketmaster queues and long lines for tickets that will sell out in the blink of an eye!

DesireFan

April 1st, 2009
10:57 am

How are you people buying floor seats already? I tried Woogidy’s URL/code and naadah? From what I read online the floor seats will be the best outside of the Red Zone, and those are minimum of $250.

eBay has floor seats for $350 each but I don’t see on TicketMongrel.
“These City Lights, They shine as silver and gold”

WhatToDo

April 1st, 2009
12:34 pm

Floor seats are $55 and are general admission, that is what they are ticketmaster now and still available. I bought my tickets yesterday and dediced to go with $95 ones, they are not the best seats but I think will still be pretty good.

DearWhatToDo

April 1st, 2009
3:08 pm

How do you buy $55 floor seats? I put in code, try $55 General Admission and it always says “Sorry, no exact matches were found, but other tickets may still be available.”

What is your secret? Please do tell.

#1YellowJacket

April 1st, 2009
3:30 pm

I despise that U2 sings so many songs about love, faith and honor. I prefer seeing Michael Bolton at The Mable House Barnes Amphitheatre with my fellow Hivesters. We have more room to spread out our blankets and buckets of KFC, reminds me of the Tech home games.

The concert I am MOST looking forward to seeing is Anita Baker at Chastain, she is kind-of a female version of Micheal Bolton with a smaller nose and lesser golf game.

U2 is SO greedy trying to charge people $30 for tickets to a concert! Ugggggghhh!

Fan Club

April 1st, 2009
4:00 pm

DearWhatToDo –

Very simple. Join U2’s fan club (bargain priced at $50/person) and you will get access for a unique code which can be used to purchase Floor (and other) Seats. That falcon code is probably illegal and doesn’t even work to get floor seats regardless.

Next option is to get in line Monday but keep in mind Chicago, New York & Boston sold out in no time flat. Be prepared for a LONG wait if you go this route.

Desmond Tutu

April 1st, 2009
8:42 pm

Louie, I really appreciate what you had to say – I feel the same personally.

“See the world in green and blue
See China right in front of you
See the canyons broken by cloud
See the tuna fleets clearing the sea out
See the Bedouin fires at night
See the oil fields at first light
And see the bird with a leaf in her mouth
After the flood all the colors came out”

BB King

April 1st, 2009
11:14 pm

I was there when they crucified my Lord
I held the scabbard when the soldier drew his sword.
I threw the dice when they pierced his side
But I’ve seen love conquer the great divide.