U2 ‘Claw’ Stage from 360 Tour to Become Permanent Venue

U2 may be concluding their 360 Tour at the end of July in Canada, but the one-of-a-kind stage structure known as “The Claw” will remain fixtures of live concerts as a permanent venue.

The band’s tour manager Craig Evans confirmed to Billboard that they are already discussing with concert promoters on selling the structure to venues around the world.

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“It’s certainly our intention to see these things recycled into permanent and usable ventures,” said Evans.

He remarked that the structure is too great to simply “put away in a warehouse somewhere” after the tour is finished.

The tour in question? U2 is expected to gross north of $700 million on the 360 Tour and drawn more than 7 million fans to the “claw” stage, which allows fans on all sides to see the band performing and attach an array of light and video shows to it.

The band noted that they only own the “claw” structure, and venues would have to provide their own light, sound and video equipment. Would you see any band other than U2 on the 360 stage?


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