With All That You Can't Leave Behind reviving their popularity, U2 are selling out arenas across North America and have added six dates to their 33-city Elevation Tour 2001.
Extra shows were added last week in Calgary, Alberta; Chicago; Washington, D.C.; New York; and East Rutherford, New Jersey. Two concerts were added in Anaheim, California. Aside from the Chicago date which goes on sale Saturday all are sellouts.
Additional shows were added in Toronto, Chicago, Boston, Philadelphia and San Jose, California, soon after tickets for the original dates in those cities went on sale January 13. Those shows are also sold out.
All That You Can't Leave Behind, released in October, finds the band returning to its guitar-rock roots and has already sold more copies than 1997's techno-influenced Pop 1.75 million to 1.45 million. A 1998 greatest-hits collection, The Best of 1980-1990, has moved more than 2.4 million copies.
Tickets are still available for shows in Charlotte, North Carolina; Tacoma, Washington; Portland, Oregon; Minneapolis; and Cleveland. Tickets for previously announced shows in Houston; Albany, New York; Buffalo, New York; Columbus, Ohio; Lexington, Kentucky; Pittsburgh; Indianapolis; and Milwaukee go on sale Saturday.
PJ Harvey is opening for U2 on the tour.
U2's updated itinerary, according to Interscope:
- 3/24 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ National Car Rental Center
- 3/29 - Charlotte, NC @ Coliseum
- 3/30 - Atlanta, GA @ Philips Arena
- 4/2 - Houston, TX @ Compaq Center
- 4/3 - Dallas, TX @ Reunion Arena
- 4/6 - Denver, CO @ Pepsi Arena
- 4/9 - Calgary, AB @ Pengrowth Saddledome
- 4/10 - Calgary, AB@ Pengrowth Saddledome
- 4/12 - Tacoma, WA @ 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 @ Arena
- 4/20 - San Jose, CA @ Arena
- 4/23 - Anaheim, CA @ Arrowhead Pond
- 4/24 - Anaheim, CA @ Arrowhead Pond
- 4/16 - 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
- 5/14 - Chicago, IL @ United Center
- 5/16 - Chicago, IL @ United Center
- 5/24 - Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre
- 5/25 - Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre
- 5/27 - Montreal, QC @ Molson Centre
- 5/30 - Auburn Hills, 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 @ 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
For more on U2, check out the MTV News Online feature "U2: Kicking Pop's Arse".