We feel a little bad for all the Minnesotans who schlepped on down to Soldier Field in Chicago last weekend, thinking it was their only chance to see U2 in concert this year.
Turns out the Irish arena rock legends are coming to town after all, swooping anthemically into the U.S. Bank Stadium on September 8. This date was announced today as part of a second leg of the band's Joshua Tree Tour, celebrating that album's 30th anniversary.
Tickets go on sale Monday at 10 a.m. through Ticketmaster. Prices start at $35, with general admission floor seats at $70.
We were told to expect two concerts per year at the Bank. But with Justin Bieber, Coldplay, and Guns N' Roses announced already, this makes four huge tours passing through this summer -- that's half as many shows as regular-season home games that the Vikings play there. So maybe our gruesome corporate sports monolith is worth every wheelbarrow of taxpayer cash that the Wilfs carted off with them, right? (Don't answer that.)
If you'd like a little taste of what to expect in September, here's our review of the Saturday night concert in Chicago.
No opener has yet been named, but Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds are the warm-up act on several of the new dates announced today, and they'd certainly be a step up from the dreaded Lumineers. (But watch out for the Bank's mirrored glass exterior, High Flying Birds!)
Most importantly, we have learned to never doubt the word of the obsessive fans at @U2, who correctly predicted these new tour dates on Sunday.