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Scheduling Change For Giants Stadium Performance


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The U2 concert previously scheduled for FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 25th, 2009 at Giants Stadium in New Jersey has been moved to WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 23RD, 2009. Theperformance on Thursday, September 24th will proceed as scheduled.

 

The change was necessitated by the rescheduling of the New York Jets football game on Sunday September 27, 2009 from 4:15pm to 1pm out of respect for theJewish holiday of Yom Kippur, which starts that evening. Yom Kippur is the holiest day of the Jewish year.

 

The spectacular staging installation for the U2 360° tour requires up to 2 days to disassemble. The original 4:15 PM game time scheduled by the NY Jetsprovided enough time for the band to load out the set. The change to 1 PM was logistically impossible for U2. In order to accommodate the New York Jets, theNFL and the state of New Jersey, which owns the stadium, and out of respect for U2 and Jets' fans of Jewish faith, U2 agreed to move their show rather thanpursue other options.

 

'We regret any disruptions this may cause U2 fans.' said Dennis Robinson, President and CEO of the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority and ThadSheely, Executive Vice President - Stadium Development and Finance of the New York Jets. 'Out of respect for the religious holiday it was critical that thegame time was changed. The NJSEA, along with the Jets, want to thank U2, their management staff, their fans and Live Nation for their immediate response inhelping us remedy this situation.'

 

 

Tickets for the Friday, September 25th performance will be honored at the newly announced show date of Wednesday, September 23rd. Refunds, if necessary, willbe available starting Friday, August 28th (through September 22nd) at point of purchase for U2 ticket holders of the September 25, 2009 show who cannot makethe September 23rd date.

 

The U2 360° Tour scheduled for Thursday, September 24th is not affected and will proceed as scheduled.

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