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L.A. gets its U2 date: Oct. 25

March 30, 2009 | 11:28 am

U2 will perform in the Los Angeles area on Oct. 25, bringing its massive Live Nation-produced trek to the Rose Bowl in Pasadena. Tickets for the in-the-round tour, dubbed "U2 360," will go on sale April 6.

A press release promises that 85% of the tickets will be priced at less than $95, not including surcharges (expect about $18 to be added to the price of the ticket, based on Ticketmaster searches of U2 dates that are not sold out). At least 10,000 seats in the 90,000-plus capacity venue will carry an initial price of $30.

Opening for U2 will be locals the Black Eyed Peas, who are set to release a new album this summer. The pairing may inspire a collaboration, as the Black Eyed Peas' will.i.am worked with U2 on the new album's "I'll Go Crazy If I Don't Go Crazy Tonight."

The North American leg of the tour, in support of U2's "No Line on the Horizon," opens with a two-night stand in Chicago beginning Sept. 12. The album debuted at No. 1 on the U.S. pop charts after selling 484,000 copies in its first week, according to Nielsen SoundScan. After three weeks on the charts, it currently rests at No. 2.

-- Todd Martens

Photo: EPA