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Friday, January 12, 2001 Pre-Sale Tickets Gone In Minutes

Yesterday's advance opportunity to buy tickets for six 'U2 Elevation 2001' shows proved an instant sell-out.

Thousands of U2.COM members were able to snap up their places for the coming tour.

The on-sale time was delayed to allow registered members to receive passwords but within minutes of the four pm on-sale time, Ticketmaster had sold out their U2.COM allocation. MORE>>

U2 Nominated in NME Awards

U2 are pitted against Coldplay, Oasis, Primal Scream and Radiohead in the nominations for best band in this year's NME CARLING AWARDS.

In the best album nominations, Eminem is up against Badly Drawn Boy in the annual awards of NME, the UK1s leading music weekly.

The ceremony, taking place in The Arches, Shoreditch, east London on February 6, is now in its eighth year, and as before reflects the music and artists the fans feel made a difference in the last year. All winners are chosen by readers of NME and NME.COM, with voting forms found both in the paper and at

Wednesday, January 10, 2001
The Press Conference Video by U2star

Tuesday, January 09, 2001
1st Leg of the Tour Announced!
All concerts at indoor arenas, Pj Harvey supporting
Visit u2concerts, the official Tour and Travel Operator for arranging your experience!

U2 live at 9.45 GMT

U2 will announce tour dates and further details at the Official Site

Bono pays Tribute to Bob Dylan in Q Magazine

I was thinking about Bob Dylan the other day, trying to define what it was about him that I respect so much, and what came to me was a line by the poet Brendan Keneally from the Book of Judas, a line which I used for guidance on the Zoo TV tour but which I realised applies to Bob Dylan throughout his whole career. The line is: The best way to serve the age is to betray it. That is the essence of Bob Dylan: not just as simple as being on whatever the other side is, because that's just being a crank and cranks at the end of the day aren't very interesting, because you always know their position. More>> from

from u2log: At every stop on the 80-date tour, the floor seats will all be general admission -- no seats, standing room only. To avoid a mad crush at the front, though, the band has commissioned a stage that'll include giant heart-shaped "ego ramps" going deep to the back of the arena, sources reported. Those ramps will allow Bono, the Edge, and Adam Clayton to leave the stage at one side, loop through the arena and come back on the other side, maximizing fan contact and views, even from the cheap seats. Let's maximize fan contact, and synchronise hearts, men

Monday, January 08, 2001
From U2's plans for the Elevation Tour 2001 will be revealed Tuesday at a 5:00 pm ET news conference in New York. Be sure to check back here shortly after 5:00 pm for all the OFFICIAL details!

Sunday, January 07, 2001
Check out some tour details from

2 days before the announcement of the new tour! informs that it will be called the ELEVATION TOUR and provides the ticket-booking sites