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U2 taps Muse as tour opener?

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Update: It now appears supporting acts include Snow Patrol, Glasvegas, Elbow, Kaiser Chiefs in Europe and the UK, as well as Snow Patrol, Muse and Black Eyed Peas in North America….

Given all that went down earlier this month, it’s a bit strange not seeing U2‘s name floating around the headlines. But with the pre-sale for the band’s upcoming North American tour set to begin, um, like today! and rumors of what appears to be an unbelievably stellar opener, the excitement will likely kick back up, um, like now!

What’s this unbelievably stellar opener I speak of? Well, if you head to the box office homepage for Giants Stadium, where U2 is scheduled to perform on September 24th, it list the following: “Special Guest Muse.” Unless some other band named Muse has formed up in the last 24 hours, or some ticket agent’s attempt to toy with our emotions, it’s certainly appears as if the English trio will be joining Bono and crew for at least one U.S. tour date.

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We’ll let you take that in for a moment.

Then there’s the part about Muse potentially releasing a new album, the followup to 2006’s Black Holes & Revelations, sometime in September, which when combined with the fact that U2 may have another new album of its own by then, both outfits have multiple #1 albums, and both hail from Europe, well it basically becomes a new-music-loving-fan-of-British-bands-who-make-number-one-albums ultimate wet dream. And that’s even without mentioning the rumored yet-to-be-announced U.S. dates (note the italics)…

U2 2009 Tour Dates:
06/30 – Barcelona, ES @ Camp Nou
07/07 – Milant, IT @ San Siro
07/08 – Milant, IT @ San Siro
07/11 – Paris, FR @ Stade De France
07/12 – Paris, FR @ Stade De France
07/15 – Nice, FR @ Parc des Sports Charles Ehrmann
07/18 – Berlin, DE @ Olympic Stadium
07/20 – Amsterdam, NL @ Arena
07/21 – Amsterdam, NL @ Arena
07/24 – Dublin, IE @ Croke Park
07/25 – Dublin, IE @ Croke Park
07/31 – Gothenburg, SE @ Ullevi Stadium
08/01 – Gothenburg, SE @ Ullevi Stadium
08/03 – Gelsenkirchen, DE @ Veltins-Arena
08/06 – Chorzow, PL @ Slaski Stadium
08/10 – Zagreb, HR @ Stadium Makimir
08/14 – London, UK @ Wembley Stadium
08/15 – London, UK @ Wembley Stadium
08/18 – Glasgow, UK @ Hampden Park
08/20 – Sheffield, UK @ Don Valley Stadium
08/22 – Cardiff, UK @ Millenium Stadium
09/12 – Chicago, IL @ Soldier Field
09/16 – Toronto, ON @ Rogers Centre
09/20 – Boston, MA @ Gilette Stadium
09/24 – New York, NY @ Giants Stadium
09/29 – Washington, DC @ FedEx Field
10/01 – Charlottesville, VA @ Scott Stadium
10/03 – Raleigh, NC @ Stadium
10/06 – Atlanta, GA @ Georgia Dome
10/09 – Tampa, FL @ Raymond James Stadium
10/12 – Dallas, TX @ Cowboys Stadium
10/14 – Houston, TX @ Reliant Stadium
10/19 – Norman, OK @ Oklahoma Memorial Stadium
10/20 – Phoenix, AZ @ University of Phoenix Stadium
10/23 – Las Vegas, NV @ Sam Boyd Stadium
10/25 – Los Angeles, CA @ Rose Bowl
10/28 – Vancouver, BC @ BC Place Stadium

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