Posted in music | tour dates on June 27, 2011

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StubHub, the world's largest ticket marketplace, is launching the Take Off Your Boots campaign to collect shoes for the charity Soles4Souls, and giving away tickets to the U2 360 Tour to those who participate. From May through July, StubHub with the help of Hard Rock Cafe, will host events in Denver, Los Angeles, Miami, New York City, Philadelphia, San Francisco and Seattle to collect new or gently used shoes. In exchange for donating a pair of shoes at these events, fans will receive a pair of U2 tickets.

Soles4Souls, a Nashville-based charity, collects shoes and distributes them to people in need. Since 2005, it has given more than 13 million pairs of new and gently worn shoes to people in over 125 countries.

"We are thrilled StubHub is making it easy for people in these cities to donate to our cause. We hope that as a result of the Take Off Your Boots campaign , Soles4Souls will be able to distribute thousands of pairs of shoes to those who are most in need," said Wayne Elsey, Founder and CEO of Soles4Souls.

There is a limit of one pair of U2 tickets per person donating a pair of shoes at the Take Off Your Boots events, while supplies last. Shoes must be gently used or new to be accepted.

The Take Off Your Boots campaign will come to NYC on July 20 from 11 AM to 2 PM at the StubHub Last Minute Services Storefront on 40th and Broadway. The full list of cities with dates and locations is below.

The campaign is for U2's 360 Tour which hits Meadowlands Sports Complex in East Rutherford, NJ on July 20 with support from Interpol. Florence & the Machine also open part of the tour.

U2 played Glastonbury Festival this past weekend. Check out a video of that with their setlist and all tour dates below...

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U2 at Glastonbury 2011

Main Set: Even Better Than The Real Thing, The Fly, Mysterious Ways - Independent Women, Until the End of the World, One, Jerusalem - Where the Streets Have No Name - All You Need Is Love, I Will Follow, I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For - Movin' On Up, Stay, Beautiful Day - Rain, Elevation, Get On Your Boots, She Loves You - Vertigo - Garageland, Sunday Bloody Sunday, Bad - Jerusalem, Pride

Encore(s): With or Without You - Love Will Tear Us Apart, Yellow - Moment of Surrender, Out of Control

Comments: U2 plays the Glastonbury Festival for the first time. During the show, Bono sings several lines from 'Jerusalem', a song based on William Blake's poem, And Did Those Feet In Ancient Times. The Fly includes the full Zoo TV tour visuals, as do Mysterious Ways and One. Astronaut Mark Kelly appears on video before Beautiful Day as he's done on the 360 tour. Bono snippets The Beatles, The Clash and Coldplay. They also revisit Live Aid, playing Sunday Bloody Sunday and Bad together, and even Pride next - the song they were supposed to play at Live Aid. U2, especially Bono, gives this performance everything, and the crowd responds in kind. By the end, it seems U2 has won the night.
[U2Tours.com]

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There is a limit of one pair of U2 tickets per person donating a pair of shoes at the Take Off Your Boots events, while supplies last. Shoes must be gently used or new to be accepted. The locations, dates and times of the shoe collection events are:

-- Denver (Hard Rock Cafe Denver, 500 16th Street Mall, Suite 120) -- May 20 from 3:00 -- 6:00 p.m.

-- Seattle (Hard Rock Cafe Seattle, 116 Pike Street) -- June 3 from 3:00 -- 6:00 p.m.

-- San Francisco (Hard Rock Cafe San Francisco, Pier 39 #256) -- June 6 from 3:00 -- 6:00 p.m.

-- Los Angeles (Hard Rock Cafe Hollywood on Hollywood Blvd, 6801 Hollywood Blvd #105) -- June 14 from 3:00 -- 6:00 p.m.

-- Miami (CocoWalk, 3015 Grand Ave., Coconut Grove, FL) -- June 28 from 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

-- Philadelphia (StubHub Last Minute Services Storefront, 900 Packer Ave.) -- July 13 from 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

-- New York City (StubHub Last Minute Services Storefront, 40th and Broadway) -- July 20 from 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

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U2 -- 2011 Tour Dates
JUN 29 2011 Miami, FL Sun Life Stadium w/ Florence and The Machine
JUL 2 2011 - Nashville, TN Vanderbilt Stadium w/ Florence and The Machine
JUL 5 2011 - Chicago, IL Soldier Field w/ Interpol
JUL 8 2011 - Montreal CA Montreal Hippodrome w/ Interpol
JUL 9 2011 - Montreal CA Montreal Hippodrome w/ Interpol
JUL 11 2011 - Toronto, ON CA Rogers Centre w/ Interpol
JUL 14 2011 - Philadelphia, PA Lincoln Financial Field w/ Interpol
JUL 17 2011 - St. Louis, MO Busch Stadium w/ Interpol
JUL 20 2011 - East Rutherford, NJ New Meadowlands Stadium w/ Interpol
JUL 23 2011 - Minneapolis, MN TCF Bank Stadium w/ Interpol
JUL 26 2011 - Pittsburgh Heinz Field w/ Interpol
JUL 30 2011 - Moncton, NB CA Magnetic Hill Music Festival

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Comments (20)

I'm in there.

Posted by Anonymous | June 27, 2011 5:47 PM

Gonna get in that line and immediately sell the tickets on StubHub.

Posted by Anonymous | June 27, 2011 5:48 PM

he's the record

Posted by Anonymous | June 27, 2011 5:55 PM

Why is this on BV? I hate Bono.

Posted by Anonymous | June 27, 2011 6:10 PM

they should give you tissues and oxygen too because you are gonna be stuck in the nosebleeds

Posted by Anonymous | June 27, 2011 6:29 PM

What you don't realize is that there are maybe 30 tickets per location and then after waiting in line for hours you'll be offered scalped tickets.

Stubhub is worthless.

Posted by Anonymous | June 27, 2011 6:41 PM

Fuck planet earth

Posted by Anonymous | June 27, 2011 7:23 PM

I'll be on the lookout for idiots walking around barefoot on Broadway and 40th.

Posted by Anonymous | June 27, 2011 8:29 PM

The real Biggest Loser competition.

Posted by Anonymous | June 27, 2011 8:32 PM

6:41pm - 'Stubhub is worthless'
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Not for sporting events it isn't. 5 dollar Yankees Grandstand tickets? Yes please.

Posted by Anonymous | June 27, 2011 8:36 PM

The Yankees are The Beard for "New Yorkers"

Posted by Anonymous | June 27, 2011 8:40 PM

you spend 30 MILLION DOLLARS building a giant CRAB around your stage and you're asking US to donate our OLD SNEAKERS?

ARE. YOU. FUCKING. KIDDING. ME.

Posted by Anonymous | June 27, 2011 8:53 PM

are those lifts he's wearing?

Posted by Anonymous | June 27, 2011 8:56 PM

look at the tax dodging leprechaun...

Posted by Anonymous | June 27, 2011 9:32 PM

Bono sucks.

Posted by Anonymous | June 27, 2011 9:49 PM

bono r

Posted by Anonymous | June 27, 2011 11:45 PM

Good for Pavement. Can't wait!

Posted by TiVi Mania | June 28, 2011 7:22 AM

if you want to hear that setlist just turn on the radio for an hour

Posted by Anonymous | June 28, 2011 8:34 AM

as if Bono needed another platform...

Posted by Anonymous | June 28, 2011 9:47 AM

If this is like any other charities with which Bono has involved himself, only 1% of what's collected will be given to the people who need it most.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1314543/Bonos-ONE-foundation-giving-tiny-percentage-funds-charity.html

Posted by Anonymous | June 28, 2011 10:02 AM

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