To be precise, U2 will be performing to a sold out crown of sweaty palmed South Africans in exactly 300 hours from the time of this post (yes, I worked it out).
The best part? You could win a set of double tickets to either the Johannesburg or Cape Town shows as well as other incredible prizes.
The very cool folks over at 94.7 Highveld Stereo, who are also the main media partners for the tour, are giving anyone who was not lucky or adept enough to buy tickets to the U2 360° Tour (like myself) another chance at being able to say “I was there… and I made out with my steak out”!
The process is simple.
From now until Friday 11th February 2011, there will be a 94.7 Highveld Stereo branded stage touring Gauteng. To win awesome prizes all you need to do is find the stage, whip up the courage to get up on it, and belt out your favourite U2 song to the crowd. It is that easy!
Even better, those lucky enough to find the stage and sing to the world will have their 360 seconds of fame uploaded to 94.7 Highveld Stereo’s official YouTube.
With a cylindrical video system of interlocking LED panels, and a steel structure rising 45 meters from the floor over a massive stage with rotating bridges, the U2 360° tour will be a truly unmissable experience. Seriously, it is going to be spectacular!
For those who are interested, here is a little bit more about the tour:
U2 will kick off their 360° tour in South Africa at Johannesburg’s FNB Stadium on Sunday 13th February 2011 before moving to Cape Town and performing on Friday 18th February 2011. U2 will be the first band to stage a live concert in both World Cup 2010 built stadia.
Some interesting facts about the U2 360° tour:
Before reaching South Africa, over 4.5 million people would have seen U2 360°.
The design can support up to 180 tonnes.
The steel structure is 28 meters tall with the center pylon reaching 45 meters tall.
The cylindrical video screen is made up of 1 million pieces.
The steel structure takes four days to build with a further 12 hours to load the screen, stage and production equipment.