U2 to play Spartan Stadium in East Lansing Saturday

4:20 PM, Jun 24, 2011   |    comments
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  • Photo from Peter Ross - Friday
  • Photo from Peter Ross - Friday
    

EAST LANSING, Mich. (WZZM/DETROIT FREE PRESS) - Live Nation Entertainment announced this morning that a final block of $30 tickets have been released for sale for Sunday's U2 concert in East Lansing.

The tickets, and tickets at other price levels up to $250 are available at ticketmaster.com, LIVENATION.com or by phone at 800-745-3000.

Click here for Detroit Free Press photos of the set-up in East Lansing.

At Michigan State University's Spartan Stadium, it takes 100 ton cranes, high-tech hydraulic gear and a crew of 500 working since last weekend to build the innovative stage structure for the band's Sunday tour stop.

The Claw, as it's called, is 164 feet high and features the largest video screen ever brought on tour.  The screen alone weighs 54 tons; the entire structure is 400 tons.    It includes long runways where band members will be out close to the crowd.

"It really is a full immersive experience between the fan and the band to play in all directions" said tour director Craig Evans.

A sold out MSU football game brings about 77,000 people into Spartan Stadium.   Sunday's concert is expected to draw 65,000.

A major change to football Saturdays however, is that no alcohol will be allowed to be consumed in public, and MSU police say they will have teams out in parking lots enforcing the rule.

The closing of Harrison Road will also make for detours and delays.    For information on detours, parking, prohibited items and more, go to:  http://special.news.msu.edu/u2.  

The concert -- a makeup date for last summer's postponed show -- is to be one of the final stops on the Irish band's record-breaking 360° Tour, which kicked off in summer 2009. The 110-show run already is the most successful concert tour in history. When it wraps up next month, promoter Live Nation said, it will have played to more than 7 million people and grossed more than $700 million.

WZZM 13's Peter Ross went to East Lansing today to see the construction of the stage.  Watch WZZM 13 News at 6pm for details.

 

WZZM & Detroit Free Press

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