U2 announce 2010 European dates

Russia! Greece! Finland! Turkey! The 360 tour continues in 2010 and U2 have just announced a first batch of dates – in some pretty exciting places – on their website.
10-8-2010 Commerzbank Arena – Frankfurt – Germany
12-8-2010 AWD Stadium – Hannover – Germany
15-8-2010 Stadium – Horsens – Denmark
20-8-2010 Olympic Stadium – Helsinki – Finland
25-8-2010 Luzhniki – Moscow – Russia
30-8-2010 Ernst Happel Stadium – Vienna – Austria
3-9-2010 Olympic Stadium – Athens – Greece
6-9-2010 Ataturk Olympuc Stadium – Istanbul – Turkey
15-9-2010 Olympic Stadium – Munich – Germany
18-9-2010 Stade de France – Paris – France
29-9-2010 Olympic Stadium – Seville – Spain
2-10-2010 Stadium – Coimbra – Portugal
And if you spent all your money on leg 1 and leg 2, get that second mortgage now, because the first presales are set to start on September 29.

Bono’s Greatest Gig Ever

The Guardian have asked a panel of artists and writers to describe the concerts that changed their lives. Bono picks a gig by The Clash, at Trinity College in Dublin, 1977:

Can’t remember the set list, can’t remember much about the music, to be honest. I just know that everything changed that night, and I’m sure it was not just for me.

It wasn’t so much a musical event. It was more like the Red Army had arrived, on a cold October night, to force feed a new cultural revolution, punk rock. Marching boots and the smell of sulphur.

As I sat in the box room and stared out the window the next day, it was very clear. The world is more malleable than you think; reality is what you can get away with.

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