U2 360 Tour Ends July 30th, 2011: World’s Most Iconic Stages to Go on Sale

By Live Nation Entertainment, PRNE
Wednesday, July 13, 2011

LOS ANGELES, July 14, 2011 -

On July 30th, 2011 when the U2 360 stage is dismantled for the
final time, the most successful concert tour of all time will have
been seen by over 7 million fans.  The world’s most iconic
stage will soon be available for sale.  For additional on-line
information, 3D renderings, size specifications please visit: href="www.panthermanagement.com/theclaw">www.panthermanagement.com/theclaw

Designed by Bono, Willie Williams and Mark Fisher, the massive
stage structure is an industry first. Tried and tested at over 110
concerts in 78 cities in 30 countries, the in-the-round
transportable structure was designed to support up to 185 tonnes
and engineered to withstand high winds while sustaining seismic
loads.  While on tour, “the claw” carried a cylindrical video
screen able to open to a size of 14,000 square feet and designed to
provide fans with the best possible concert viewing experience
ever.  It was an overwhelming success.

Groundbreaking, load-bearing, unique, the legacy will live on as
these custom built structures are put on sale world-wide as either
a permanent or portable pavilion.  These highly adaptable
structures can be re-engineered and in fact recycled to become new
multi-use and headline grabbing entertainment venues or facilities
including amphitheatres, civic plazas, corporate pavilions, world
expositions or world cup stages, or something as unique as a bio
dome or conservation lab.

  • As a music and entertainment venue, structure is able to
    provide a large covered stage area with or without wings and offers
    maximum load capacity for any event.
  • At a world exposition or Olympic games, this is an attention
    grabbing high profile structure that also claims a unique piece of
  • As an exhibition hall, the complex could be fitted with
    multiple floors with ceilings anywhere from 10 to 100 feet.
  • As a plaza, the “claw” encompasses an area of 2,727 square
    meters (28,287 square feet) and would easily accommodate up to
    2,800 people under cover.
  • As a pre-built, engineered enclosure the structure is easily
    transportable, requires a very short installation time frame, and
    has proven to be extremely rugged and dependable.

For further information regarding design opportunities and
purchase information, please contact: href="mailto:info@panthermanagement.com">info@panthermanagement.com.

About Panther Management:

Panther Management is an international project management
company with worldwide expertise in exhibit design and fabrication
for zoos, aquariums, science centers, museums, visitor centers and
theme parks. We specialize in unique themed environments and
special events. Panther also has a great depth of experience in
production and technical management of corporate presentations,
large scale commercial theatrical productions and live music.
 For additional information, visit href="www.panthermanagement.com/">www.panthermanagement.com.

About Live Nation Entertainment:

Live Nation Entertainment is the world’s leading live
entertainment and eCommerce company, comprised of four market
leaders: Ticketmaster.com, Live Nation Concerts, Front Line
Management Group and Live Nation Network.  Ticketmaster.com is
the global event ticketing leader and one of the world’s top five
eCommerce sites, with over 26 million monthly unique visitors.
 Live Nation Concerts produces over 20,000 shows annually for
more than 2,000 artists globally.  Front Line is the world’s
top artist management company, representing over 250 artists.
 These businesses power Live Nation Network, the leading
provider of entertainment marketing solutions, enabling over 800
advertisers to tap into the 200 million consumers Live Nation
delivers annually through its live event and digital platforms. For
additional information, visit href="www.livenation.com/investors">www.livenation.com/investors.


Panther Management, info at panthermanagement.com; or Liz Morentin of Live Nation, lizmorentin at livenation.com

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