Paul McGuinness has spoken to RTE DJ Dave Fanning about Croke Park III ticket sales, but did not give too much away. McGuinness said an announcement would be made within the week and that the band were looking for ways to distribute tickets as fairly as possible.
It is quite possible they will opt to do the same as for the second show at Slane Castle on the Elevation tour: put them on sale without warning. Keep your eyes on Ticketmaster.ie.
If you hadn’t got lucky for U2’s U.K. gigs yet, hurry on over to the Ticketmaster.co.uk site: they’ve just released more tickets to the shows.
Steven Rockarts reports from U2’s videoshoot for their City of Blinding Lights video from inside the Arena in Vancouver:
“During some of the breaks Bono did the hokey pokey with the crowd. He also did a mock pop idol where he went to each band member and asked them questions. He went up to Edge and asked him if his mother knew he was here and if he was nervous. Edge replied to both questions with a quiet/kid like “yes sir”. Then Bono said Edge looked very cute in a beard.”
Read the full report on Steven’s blog. AtU2.com has another in depth report and coverage of a slightly confusing door policy.
In our inbox this afternoon, from U2.com:
The GM Place in Vancouver will today host the filming of U2’s latest video clip, for the track City Of Blinding Lights.
U2 fans are invited to attend this exclusive filming at the Arena in Vancouver.
Wristbands will be given out from 3pm after which, upon entry to the building, fans will receive a ticket to a reserved seat surrounding the stage. The first 4,000 people will be permitted – on a first come, first served basis – to enter the venue.
Organisers ask that guests arrive no earlier than 3pm. Full security searches will be implemented at the door – no recording devices of any type will be permitted in the venue, this includes cameras and cellphones. Anyone entering the venue with a recording device will be denied entry.
This live video will be shot by French directors, Alex and Martin. The pair recently won a Grammy for directing U2’s Vertigo, the debut single from the Number 1 album, How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb. Alex and Martin have also worked with The White Stripes, Kylie Minogue, Air, Jane’s Addiction and Noir Desir.
Paul McGuinness will be announcing details on ticket sales for U2’s third Dublin show on RTE’s Dave Fanning radio show tomorrow, Thursday April 28, between 6 – 7.30 pm GMT. Fanning announced the news on his show on Wednesday evening.
U2 are spending their time between the Seattle and Vancouver shows recording their video for the single release of City of Blinding Lights.
We’ve also learned Mojo magazine is doing a special on U2. The issue will come with a CD containing songs that influenced the band ‘then and now’… The Rapture are featured, as are The Virgin Prunes.