Live Nation, M&T Bank Stadium won't confirm 2011 U2 show in Baltimore
By Erik Maza
Oct 07, 2010 | 7:25 AM
U2's blockbuster 360 Degree tour could come to Baltimore next year, but nothing has been locked in yet.
Representatives of the band and the venue will not comment on the show.
Earlier this week, U2.com accidentally revealed a previously unannounced date at M&T Bank Stadium on June 22. In the post, the Baltimore date was not in question; instead it was a performance at the Glastonbury Festival the band is trying to sneak in between Baltimore and East Lansing shows.
The post was taken down soon after, but not before a fan site captured a screen shot.
On Wednesday, Rob Muller, a spokesman for promoters Live Nation issued a stern "no comment" on the tentative performance at M&T. He also wouldn't discuss if negotiations are happening.
The stadium took the same course of action, but vice president of marketing Gabrielle Dow said the act would be a major get for the stadium.
"I can't imagine any arena that wouldn't want U2," she said. The last headliner at the stadium was Kenny Chesney in 2009 2008.
Ravens president Dick Cass has tried to book the band before, but it conflicted with the team's schedule.
In 2011, though, the date could work out because it would happen in June. The stadium's website so far lists one special event for next year: Baltimore Lacrosse. Its championship will be held over memorial day weekend, in late May.