31 July 2005. Denmarks national stadium, PARKEN, in the centre of Copenhagen, has already seen a variety of top acts this year, including Depeche Mode and Eminem. At the end of July, Parken will play host to one of the biggest rock bands in the world, U2. The band is currently in the middle of the European leg of its Vertigo world tour, which will come to an end in December in the USA.
Bono, the bands lead singer, who helped promote the recent Live8 concerts as part of the campaign to Make Poverty History, has always given a political edge to U2s music, and the band lends its support to Greenpeace, Amnesty International and the Chernobyl Childrens Project among others.
This tour is to promote their latest album How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb, but the issue of world poverty will not be forgotten.
Parken is an all-weather facility which can be transformed from a modern stadium to one of Europes largest, heated arenas in 30 minutes its roof closes soundlessly at the speed of 8 metres per second! U2 is sure to fill the arena to its 50,000 capacity on 31 July.
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U2 plays at Parken Stadium.
Parken Stadium, Copenhagen. Per Henrik Lings All 4, Copenhagen, Denmark, DK-2100. Tel. +45 35433131, fax +45 35433113. Transport: By bus : 15, 1A, 14, 3, 18, 150S. By train: from Osterport St, Nordhaven St, Ryparken St.