– Rumour – Brazilian paper claims 2 shows in Brazil in February (21,22)
Here’s another article on U2 coming to Brasil:
For those of you how prefer English:
São Paulo – The Irish band – U2 – may come to Brazil at the beginning of the next year in this worldwide tour Vertigo (that started in San Diego, California, last March 28th). The group promotes its 11th album, How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb, that had already sold more than 10 million copies all around the world since its launching in November 23rd, 2004.
The businessman who announces the show is Luiz Oscar Niemeyer, from Rio de Janeiro.
He said, through his public relations, that the arrangements to the shows are “advanced”, and he will give more details soon. But there is also other well-known producer negotiating.
Assume that the shows will be on February 21st and 22nd, just 3 days after Rolling Stones´ free show at Copacabana Beach, in Rio de Janeiro, on February 18th.
These are the two biggest group of rock in the world, and they´ve already “dueled” with their megatour Popmart (U2) and Bridges to Babylon (Stones), with more than US$ 10 million in costs.
The Sponsor to the Stones is Claro (a Telecomunication company in Brazil). The Sponsor to U2 (that may present in Morumbi, in Sao Paulo) was not disclosed yet. But, if it is from the Telecomunication area, it´s one more example of “war” that this sector is doing for the musician marketing – Tim, who does the Tim Festival, for example, is removing its things from the Modern Art Museum of Rio de Janeiro, because one competitor, Vivo, sponsors the building of a new auditorium in the museum that will take its name, with R$ 20 million.
U2 had already came to Brazil in 1998, in one of the biggest negogiation of copyrights in the national show biz, around US$ 8 million. It was not an easy event: in their 1st show, Rio de Janeiro registered one of the biggest traffic jam in the city because of the traffic was not prepared for it. That time, Franco Bruni, the businessman who brought U2, broke, and entered with a legal action against U2 and he moved away from the big tours.
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