U2 fans will love this! It has been confirmed via a U2 video blog that their sold-out concert at the Pasadena Rose Bowl in California, this Sunday, 25th October, will be streamed free, in full and live on YouTube. It’s the first time a show of this size will be streamed live.
I hope more concerts will be streamed live on YouTube for those of us who can’t be at a concert that is performed in another country.
U2 manager Paul McGuinness said, ‘The band has wanted to do something like this for a long time. As we’re filming the LA show, it’s the perfect opportunity to extend the party beyond the stadium. Fans often travel long distances to come to see U2 – this time U2 can go to them, globally.’
YouTube will be streaming live across five continents. The show will be available in the usual YouTube way, as video-on-demand, following two full replays – after the live stream – on both U2.com and YouTube.
‘YouTube is thrilled to be able to provide our global audience with a live streaming performance from one of the world’s greatest bands,’ said Chris Maxcy, Director of YouTube Partner Development. ‘We are always looking for new ways to connect fans around the world with their favorite artists, and this is the perfect opportunity to do just that.’
Checkout the YouTube page at http://www.youtube.com/u2official#p/u