Tickets for U2’s concert at São Paulo’s Morumbi Stadium on February 20th will go on sale next Monday. Ticket prices are:
- Campo/GA Field: R$ 200,00 (US$ 88)
- Tribuna/Stands: R$ 230,00 (US$ 101)
- Pão de Açúcar Emotion Kit (this is a combo that includes: Stands ticket + lunch + t-shirt + Cd HTDAAB): R$ 380,00 (US$ 167)
Tickets may be purchased online via Ticketronics.net and at Pão de Açúcar supermarket, which is the main sponsor, only in some branches of São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro. The other sponsors are Siemens, CLARO, and Telefônica Speedy.
The local promotor has announced that as soon as the 73,000 tickets are sold, a second show will be added for Feb 21. He also confirmed that Franz Ferdinand will be the support act and that, in spite of rumours, a show in Rio de Janeiro will not be added.
Attention Chilean fans! Tickets for the U2 show at Nacional Stadium in Santiago on February 26 will go on sale this weekend. Prices range from 20.000 pesos to 150.000 pesos. Like the Buenos Aires’ shows, Franz Ferdinand will be the supporting band. Keep checking Ticketmaster.cl for specific on-sale information.
Tickets for the second Vertigo concert in Buenos Aires on March 2nd will go on sale tonight at midnight through www.ticketek.com.ar. The only credit card allowed to purchase tickets is a VISA, as this is the main sponsor of the tour in Argentina. The other sponsors are Coca-Cola and Movistar.
Franz Ferdinand will open for the band at both shows.
It is rumoured that local TV channel Telefe will broadcast the second show for the Argentinean audience.
The music people listen to when they are teenagers is just the best evah, they think. Nothing can top it — especially not anything that’s current. It is balls, basically. We just are more jaded as we grow older. To help 40+ curmudgeons such as myself get in touch with contemporary music, we now have the new new wave. Back comb your hair and squeeze your body into those bondage pants. The arrival of Franz Ferdinand, The Killers, Interpol, The Dears, The Stills and The Rapture, has made you want to dig out your The Cure, Smiths and Joy Division albums. Bloc Party , described by MTV as South London art-punkers, and who am I to argue, take their influences and run with ’em: the best of The Cure with the punchiest Joy Division/New Order, and the choppiest Gang of Four. Bloc Party are blessed with a singer who has a voice that carries beautifully, especially on the phones disco edit of ‘Banquet’. ‘I’m on fire, I’m on fire,’ he proclaims. They are. This excellent E.P. is a good introduction to the band and will carry you over to the street release of their album ‘Silent Alarm’ next year.
Banquet E.P (USA) // Banquet E.P. (U.K.)