U2 to perform in Melbourne in Dec

Melbourne: Irish rock band U2 will perform in Melbourne in December as part of their 360 Degrees tour.

Tickets for the world``s biggest-ever rock show will go on sale on September 3 from Ticketmaster. They will start from as little as 39 dollars.

The band - Bono, The Edge, Adam Clayton and Larry Mullen Jr - announced Australian tour dates in Helsinki, Finland, on Saturday.

U2 will perform at Etihad Stadium on December 1.

Other Aussie dates are Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane, December 8, ANZ Stadium, Sydney, December 13, Subiaco Oval, Perth, December 18. The centrepiece of 360 Degrees is an imposing 57m-high bug-like spaceship on four legs called The Claw.

The 360 Degrees tour eclipses every stadium show to date, including major spectacles by Madonna, The Rolling Stones and Bon Jovi.

"U2 has always been at their best when surrounded by their audience," a news daily quoted U2 manager Paul McGuinness as saying.



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