In addition to the more than 3 million people around the world who will have seen U2’s massive 360 Tour by the time their current North American dates wrap up, the band seems determined to bring the massive claw-shaped-stage extravaganza to anyone and everyone who wants to see it.
U2 have teamed up with YouTube to stream a live broadcast of their show this Sunday at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California. The gig will be available free to anyone who wants to watch it in the 16 countries where YouTube is available.
The concert is slated to start at 8:30 p.m. PDT (11:30 p.m. EDT) and will be available in the U.S., England, France, Canada, Italy, Spain, Japan, Brazil, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, Mexico, India, Israel, South Korea and the Netherlands.
The sold-out show is the band’s second-to-last gig of the year, and it will be in front of what they have said is the biggest audience ever to pack the venue: 96,000.
In announcing the show, manager Paul McGuinness said, “The band has wanted to do something like this for a long time. As we’re filming the L.A. show, it’s the perfect opportunity to extend the party beyond the stadium. Fans often travel long distances to come to see U2 — this time U2 can go to them, globally.”
In addition to streaming live, the full concert will be available as video-on-demand, following two full replays after the live stream, on both U2.com and YouTube.com.