U2 Stages To Become Concert Venues
U2, the Irish rock band is currently on 360 world tour is using three massive steel structures, in the shape of giant claw, as part of the shows, and now planning to convert the elaborate stage sets into stand-alone concert venues.
The giant rigs cost between $24 million (£15 million) and $32 million (£20 million) each and will be used on different legs of the international trek.
And now the band wants the sets to become a permanent reminder of their concerts they plan to place them in parks around the world once the tour is over.
U2's tour architect Mark Fisher says, "My vision, which I've been discussing with the band, is that we will turn them into concert pavilions. Part of the tour will finish in Australia and another part of the tour will finish in South America, where people could use a nice concert pavilion in a park, which has an ability to take 200 tonnes of kit hanging under it. It's a fairly useful thing”.