U2 Beef Up Tour Schedule

Continued sell-outs prompt U2 to add more dates to Elevation tour
Posted Jan 24, 2001 at 12:00am
When U2 first announced the North American leg of their upcoming Elevation tour earlier this month, the initial schedule left ample room for growth, with only one night scheduled in each city. Two weeks later, with shows selling out at a brisk pace, additional nights have been added to ten cities, fattening the once-svelte thirty-three-date trek to forty-seven.

U2 have already added additional nights in Calgary; San Jose, California; Anaheim, California; Chicago; Toronto; Boston; Philadelphia; Washington, D.C.; New York and East Rutherford, New Jersey. Most of the new shows have already sold out. The next batch of tickets -- for the tour's stops in Houston; Lexington, Kentucky; Pittsburgh; Columbus, Ohio; Milwaukee; Indianapolis; Albany, New York and yet another date in Chicago -- go on sale Saturday.

Whether new dates will be added to any of those cities, too, remains to be seen, but the band's running out of breathing room fast. Apart from an orphan travel day between cities here and there, the revised schedule affords U2 only one week off in the thick of the tour -- the seven days between their potentially last night in Chicago, May 16th, and their first in Toronto, May 24th.

U2's Elevation Tour Dates:

3/24: Miami, FL, National Car Rental Center
3/29: Charlotte, NC, Charlotte Coliseum
3/30: Atlanta, GA, Philips Arena
4/2: Houston, TX, Comaq Center
4/3: Dallas, TX, Reunion Arena
4/6: Denver, CO, Pepsi Arena
4/9: Calgary, ALB, Pengrowth Saddledome
4/10: Calgary, ALB, Pengrowth Saddledome
4/12: Tacoma, WA, Tacoma Dome
4/13: Vancouver, BC, General Motors Place
4/15: Portland, OR, Rose Garden
4/17: San Diego, CA, Sports Arena
4/19: San Jose, CA, San Jose Arena
4/20: San Jose, CA, San Jose Arena
4/23: Anaheim, CA, Arrowhead Pond
4/24: Anaheim, CA, Arrowhead Pond
4/26: Anaheim, CA, Arrowhead Pond
4/28: Phoenix, AZ, America West Arena
5/1: Minneapolis, MN, Target Center
5/3: Cleveland, OH, Gund Arena
5/4: Lexington, KY, Rupp Arena
5/6: Pittsburgh, PA, Mellon Arena
5/7: Columbus, OH, Nationwide Arena
5/9: Milwaukee, WI, Bradley Center
5/10: Indianapolis, IN, Conseco Fieldhouse
5/12: Chicago, IL, United Center
5/13: Chicago, IL, United Center
5/15: Chicago, IL, United Center
5/16: Chicago, IL, United Center
5/24: Toronto, ONT, Air Canada Center
5/25: Toronto, ONT, Air Canada Center
5/27: Montreal, QUE, Molson Center
5/30: Detroit, MI, Palace of Auburn Hills
6/2: Albany, NY, Pepsi Arena
6/3: Buffalo, NY, HSBC Arena
6/5: Boston, MA, Fleet Center
6/6: Boston, MA, Fleet Center
6/8: Boston, MA, Fleet Center
6/9: Hartford, CT, Hartford Civic Center
6/11: Philadelphia, PA, First Union Center
6/12: Philadelphia, PA, First Union Center
6/14: Washington, DC, MCI Center
6/15: Washington, DC, MCI Center
6/17: New York, NY, Madison Square Garden
6/19: New York, NY, Madison Square Garden
6/21: East Rutherford, NJ, Continental Airlines Arena
6/22: East Rutherford, NJ, Continental Airlines Arena

Written by RICHARD SKANSE for RollingStone.com News

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