By SYDNEY MORWENG
THE WORLD’S all time favourite pop group U2 is headed for South Africa next month once again and plans are afoot to make this a memorable concert ever seen in the country for their 360° Tour.
This is one group which has matured like great wine by defying age.
According to the organizers, it wasn’t an easy walk in the park to convince this renowned group to come and share their class, rendition and swagger with the masses in Jozi on February 13 thereafter, Cape Town stadium will play host on 18.
This will be the second time U2 have visited South Africa. The first time was in March 1998, when the final two Popmart concerts were held there. This year’s shows will be held roughly 12 years and 11 months since the Popmart shows.
The band is lead by the fashionable and iconic Bono, who has been in the country for charity assignments, and of course to pay Madiba a courtesy visit.
According to Stadium Management South Africa (SMSA) which manages the Soccer City- venue for the concert- this will be a full member band and promises electrifying performance.
So confident that this promises to be a sold-out affair, Jacques Grobbelaar, Chief Executive of SMSA said for many avid U2 fans this is a once in a lifetime opportunity to view their favourite band live in South Africa.
“We want to ensure that our stadium provides as many seats as possible for fans to experience this dream. Added to this is our aim to try and break all previous attendance records at the stadium and the U2 concert will hopefully provide an attendance of approximately 110,000 fans, the biggest yet for this venue and will set a new record for South Africa.”
Signifying the importance of this concert, Soccer City has allocated a unique hospitality Gold Club offering for 1000 ticket holders which will be opened to accommodate the increased demand for hospitality tickets for this spectacular event.
The Gold Club will provide the ticket holder with a complete hospitality offering, including drinks and a meal as well as afford fans an opportunity to arrive earlier and depart later, assisting in minimizing the traffic congestion with such a large crowd envisaged.
Security, JOC and other services, has and will always be up to scratch to deal with any eventualities which might arise as a result of anticipated numbers, pointed-out Grobbelaar, who is also believed to be a loyal fan of the band.
The avid fans of this rock group are in for a treat and down-memory lane favourite hits.
This is a not to be missed affair, so get your tickets now!
Gold Club tickets are also available on sale at Computicket for R1, 950.