Touring stage for the U2 360º Tour

Touring stage for the U2 360 Tour

Touring stage for the U2 360º Tour
Project location: worldwide concert tour
Software used: Advance Steel
Design Office: STAGECO

Project description
June 2009, the world famous music group U2 started its "360º" worldwide concert tour (see www.u2.com). By the end of October 2009, the shows already attracted more than 3 million people across Europe and North America and touring will continue in 2010. The band wanted to get as close as possible to the fans and offer all spectators a 360º view. The challenge to create an extraordinary staging structure, fulfilling these demands, was on!
Willie Williams (U2 set designer) and the Mark Fisher studios (architect of the project) went for a four-legged design: the "spaceship-on-four-legs", also nicknamed "the Claw".

Using their extensive experience in designing concert stages and their ability to provide (study, fabricate and erect) complex structures in an efficient way, meeting and often exceeding the client's wishes and having successfully delivered two complex steel backbone structures for two previous U2 stage productions, STAGECO was chosen again to take on this challenging project.


Touring stage for the U2 360 Tour

Touring stage for the U2 360 Tour

STAGECO did the complete steel structure for the touring system (technical design, calculations and fabrication), which has a final structural weight of 240 tons per system, plus 70 tons steel ballast and base frames.
All workshop drawings were created by Advance Steel, providing all necessary information for an accurate fabrication.

Touring stage for the U2 360 Tour

Mr. Koen Peeters - STAGECO R&D project designer: "The use of Advance Steel and its easy-to-use 3D modeling has significantly contributed to the success of fabricating and delivering the steel structure on time and without errors at site".

Touring stage for the U2 360 Tour

Touring stage for the U2 360 Tour