Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Collectibles #31: U2 - U2360° At The Rose Bowl Box Set (2010)

This is the super deluxe box set edition of U2's latest live concert release U2360° At The Rose Bowl. The main content is the full-length concert filmed in Pasadena, California, during their North American leg of the tour in 2009. Here are the full contents of the box set:

- Disc 1 (DVD): U2360° At The Rose Bowl concert
- Disc 2 (DVD): Bonus material
- Disc 3 (Blu Ray): U2360° At The Rose Bowl concert + bonus material
- Exclusive 7" single of the previously-unreleased song Soon
- 32-page hardback book
- Limited edition, numbered, large drawing of final stage design
- 5 x photograph prints
- U2360° tour programme
- 3 x U2360° guitar picks

The first two legs of the tour in 2009 saw all 44 concerts sell out and grossing US$311 million in the process, becoming the highest grossing tour of the year. The third leg of the tour was supposed to resume in June this year, but due to a back injury suffered by Bono, the band were forced to postpone the entire North American leg till 2011. The European shows were unaffected and went ahead in August.

And after that, they will be heading to New Zealand and Australia in November and December, and I WILL BE WATCHING THEM IN SYDNEY ON 13 DECEMBER! Since U2 will never come to Singapore, the only way to watch them live is to fly overseas to catch them. And I believe there's not better tour to watch them than this 360° Tour. The Claw! Looks damn impressive from the pictures already, imagine watching it up close. And Jay-Z will be opening the shows as well, so it's like two top artists for the price of one, good value for money!

Just to sidetrack a little, I'll be watching Linkin Park and Bon Jovi in Sydney as well, since they're all touring Australia during the summer. Woo hoo! Three top rock bands on one trip, it doesn't get any better than this. :)

I haven't watched the U2360° Tour At The Rose Bowl concert yet, and I don't think I want to watch it till I've seen the real thing. I prefer to be surprised and be properly awed for the first time. It should be a spectacular show.

For now, enjoy the pictures of the box set...


At 2:27 am, Blogger Korndamned said...

I'm going to Perth to watch them on the 18th and 19th!!!! YooWoo!!!

At 12:23 pm, Blogger Son of a Gan said...

You're watching them both nights? Wow!

At 3:05 pm, Blogger Korndamned said...

yes sir! both nights. i bought the 18th tickets and it sold-out in 2 hours (80,000). right after that, 19th show was announced. what the heck?

air tickets, accommodation can wait, since i am there, might as well go for both shows. i've gone through the setlists, whenever u2 plays 2 consecutive shows at the same venue, they tend nearly half-a-new setlist. YooWoo!!!

And also Iron Maiden. Come on Eddie!!!

At 10:32 pm, Blogger Son of a Gan said...

I usually don't look up the band's setlist of recent gigs in advance cos I wanna be surprised and fresh. But good to know that they tweak their setlists, especially for consecutive nights in the same city. Good for you! Enjoy man! Not too far away...

At 6:54 pm, Blogger Korndamned said...

Awesome. Super awesome! And they freaking played "Ultraviolet" Woohoooo!!!


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