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February 18, 2011

U2 Cape Town concert - it’s a beautiful day!

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The U2 360° stage, nicknamed “The Claw”, in the Johannesburg FNB Stadium, on Sunday, February 13. Photo: Colin Ford

Brace yourselves, the day of the long-awaited U2 360° Tour Cape Town concert has finally arrived. If you’re lucky enough to have tickets, there is a lot to look forward to.

This concert experience will be like no other, with the audience wrapped around a circular, claw-like stage structure prepped to serve you pyrotechnics like you have never encountered before.

The impressive set-up also includes mobile walkways and detachable ramps, enabling the 360° experience as members of the Irish rock band break away from centre stage and engage with the audience from every angle.

Fans can look forward to a class act, with U2 performing some of their greatest hits. Expect to hear tracks off a selection of their albums, including The Joshua Tree (1987), Achtung Baby (1991) and All That You Can’t Leave Behind (2000), as well as their most recent album No Line on the Horizon (2009).

U2 fan Kate Rau attended the U2 concert in Johannesburg on Sunday, February 13, and commented on the experience, saying, “When I arrived home on Monday morning, my feet were tired, I’d lost my voice, I couldn’t find my fiancé... but I didn’t care, because it was one of the best experiences ever. My head was still banging with U2 tunes and I could still see the U2 Milky Way [fans are encouraged to hold up their cellphones as the stadium lights are turned off, to create a light-studded Milky Way experience]. It was definitely one of the best concerts I’ve ever been to.”

The act is set to run over two hours – and what an amazing two hours it will be!

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